FSA has scheduled website maintenance this Sunday that could result in website outages (including FAFSA on the Web) between 5:00 AM and 1:00 PM. (See http://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/020812FSAWebSystemOutage021212.html). I reached out to FSA leadership this morning and very strongly urged them to reschedule this maintenance given the number of College Goal Sunday events taking place around the country. If you are hearing from members or state presidents on this issue, please let them know we are on top of it. If we fail to get a resolution by this afternoon, we will go to the Under Secretary’s office and on up the chain. I’m hopeful this will be rectified today.
*********UPDATE: NASFAA has been informed by officials from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid that FAFSA on the Web may be unavailable in the early morning this Sunday, but it will be back up before College Goal Sunday and other FAFSA events begin.
We’ve heard concerns from many members about FAFSA on the Web being unavailable during their FAFSA events so we encourage you to spread this message to relieve these concerns.