This guidance is not award-year-specific and applies across award years.
Scenario: The school is considering whether its extended break reduces their academic year to less than 30 weeks. The school has an intersession that was already tacked onto the start of the term (the spring term, for example).
Answer: Yes. According to guidance NASFAA has received from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), during the period of the national emergency, the number of weeks in the intersession can be included in the total number of weeks of instructional time in the program's academic year.
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