Do We Use the Home School's Or Host School's Calendar For R2T4 Calculations Under Written Agreements?

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

According to guidance NASFAA has received from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), you use the host school's calendar for return of Title IV funds (R2T4) calculations. You use the host school's payment period/period of enrollment begin date and end date, as well as the number of days in that payment period for the R2T4 calculation. This is true for all written agreements between a home school and a host school, including study abroad, consortium agreements, and contractual agreements.

This also includes the new number of days in any payment periods that have been extended due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), in accordance with ED guidance in the March 5, 2020 Electronic Announcement.

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