Deadline approaching for waiver of campus-based program funds requirement
January 06, 2022
Institutions that participate in the federal campus-based programs have until January 21 to apply for a waiver of the non-federal share requirements.
However, the institution must be designated as an eligible institution prior to applying for and receiving the waiver. Normally, institutions participating in the Federal Work-Study (FWS) and/or the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs must provide funds (a non-federal share) to participate. However, institutions with a designation of Title III or Title V status can have the requirement waived.
In a January 3 Electronic Announcement, the Department of Education said to receive the waiver, an institution must be designated by the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education Institutional Service (OPE/IS) as an eligible Title III or Title V institution under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA). Federal Student Aid will send a notice to the financial aid administrator indicating that the waiver of the non-federal share matching requirement has been granted.
According to the announcement, Institutions must check their eligibility status by going to the “Application for Designation as an Eligible Institution” on the OPE/IS website. Institutions that are determined to be eligible for a Title III or Title V program automatically receive the waiver of the non-federal share requirement for the Campus-Based Programs for the 2022–23 award year. No further action is required.
Institutions that are not designated as eligible for a Title III and Title V program must complete the “Application for Designation as an Eligible Institution” by the Friday, January 21 deadline if they wish to be considered for Title III or Title V eligibility and the resulting waiver of the non-federal share requirement for FWS and FSEOG.
For questions about the Title III or Title V waiver of the non-federal share requirement for the FWS and FSEOG programs, contact the COD School Relations Center at 1-800-848-0978 or email CODSupport@ed.gov.