Gainful Employment – Upcoming Implementation of Data Challenges and Appeals Solution (DCAS)

The current eCDR Appeals system is being replaced by the Data Challenges and Appeals Solution (DCAS). Initially, the new Data Challenges and Appeals Solution (DCAS) system will allow schools to submit challenges to data elements from the Draft GE Completers List. Future releases of DCAS related to GE will include functionality for challenging the information used to calculate the debt-to-earnings (D/E) rates.

The first step in obtaining access to DCAS will be to enroll authorized users at your school in the new service via the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) Enrollment Web site. Once enrollment is complete and the new system has been launched, authorized users will log in to DCAS using their FSA User ID, password, and the six-digit password generated by the user’s Two-Factor Authentication (TFA) token.

In preparation for the launch of the new system later this year, authorized users may now be enrolled in the DCAS Online Service by a school’s (or organization’s) Primary Destination Point Administrator (Primary DPA) via the SAIG Enrollment Website. Instructions can be found here:

Later this fall, FSA will offer a webinar on how to use DCAS, including how to create a challenge in the new system as well as a DCAS user guide.

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