GENERAL GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS AFFECTED BY DISASTERS

In a recent Dear Colleague Letter the Department put out one of the most comprehensive lists of regulations and considerations for schools affected by a disaster. It’s so good I’m linking to it here.

Parts of 34 CFR provide flexibility for school affected by disasters. The flexibilities include exceptions and considerations the Department may make to regulatory requirements and timeframes related to schools Title IV participation. Processing and reporting aid, enrollment status and even campus crime and consumer information are all subject to reporting requirements in the normal course of school business; however these timeframes may be extended for affected schools affected by a disaster. The provisions also provide guidance on lost student records, agreements which permit students to study at another institution and more, so check it out.  

ACICS SCHOOLS: YOUR PPA EXPIRES THIS MONTH UNLESS YOU DO THIS

If your school received a Temporary Provisional Program Participation Agreement (TPPPA) from ED following Secretary King’s decision about ACICS,  your signed PPA is due back to ED within 10 days.

Normally a signed and executed copy of the PPA is due back to ED within thirty days of the date located on the PPA Transmittal Letter however, ED is requiring institutions to return theirs (along with signed addenda) within ten calendar days in this case.

If an Institution fails to submit the signed documents within the allotted time frame, its participation in the Title IV, HEA programs will expire at the end of the month during which the ten calendar day period expires.