All schools must complete the registration confirmation of their DUNS number annually. It’s a minor thing but don’t forget because if your DUNS expires, you’ll lose access to G5 for days, possibly weeks.

As of January 28, 2016, the G5 Web site verifies the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number in the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site before carrying out administrative actions that involve a DUNS number, such as making an award or performing DUNS number changes or reassignments.

To prevent delays in the receipt of Title IV program funds, schools should be sure to complete their annual confirmation of their DUNS number with the SAM Web site as soon as possible. A 60-day and 30-day reminder e-mail will be sent to the Point of Contact (POC) and alternate POC for your school prior to your school’s renewal deadline, but if you don’t renew in time, you could get access to G5 shut down until you do. It can take as long as 14-30 days to have access restored.

 To complete the annual confirmation, a school should go to the SAM Web site and search for each DUNS number associated with programs for which the school expects to receive funds from the Department of Education (the Department). The URL for the SAM Web site is

 For more information about the annual DUNS number registration renewal, click here: