Coronavirus (COVID-19) Web Center

This web center was created to keep NASFAA members and the financial aid community updated on pertinent news related to the coronavirus. Check back often as this page is updated daily.

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*UPDATED* Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

Several major student aid policy provisions were attached to the fiscal year 2021 Omnibus spending bill, through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, including FAFSA simplification, expanding Pell Grant eligibility to incarcerated students and increasing the maximum award, and the repealing the limitation on lifetime subsidized loan eligibility, known as Subsidized Usage Limit Applies (SULA). 

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NASFAA Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reference Page

Department of Education guidance on the use of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) funds is changing on an almost daily basis. This reference page, which provides fast facts and frequently asked questions and answers on the student portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, was developed to assist financial aid administrators and other offices on college campuses in making decisions about the distribution of these funds. Check back often as NASFAA will continue to update this reference page as any new guidance becomes available.

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Please note: not all AskRegs Knowledgebase Q&As reflect the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. We will continue updating affected Q&As and providing new guidance after the first of the year. Please reference the NASFAA Q&A on Changes to Federal Student Aid Policy in the interim. 

While AskRegs is available exclusively to NASFAA members, in an effort to keep the entire higher education community informed in the midst of this pandemic, NASFAA — with the support of grant funding — has made all AskRegs questions and answers related to COVID-19 available to the public. Check back often; new questions get submitted and answered every day.

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Publication Date: 1/15/2021

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