To What Payment Periods Does ED's COVID-19 Guidance Apply?

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This guidance is not award-year-specific and applies across award years.

This AskRegs Knowledgebase Q&A was updated on February 1, 2023 to note that the COVID-19 national emergency will end on May 11, 2023.

 It depends on the Title IV provision or flexibility that has been granted as a result of the COVID-19 qualifying national emergency. Review the following for the latest timeframe extensions granted by the U.S. Department of Education (ED):

Reference the following for historical information related to the flexibility timeframes:

See the applicable AskRegs Q&As in our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Web Center for guidance on how these timeframes and deadlines are applied for many of the provisions.


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