Mapping Your Future: Getting ready for FISAP season


Getting ready for FISAP season

By Catherine Mueller

June 07, 2021

For those financial aid professionals anxious to get started on the Fiscal Operations Report for 2020–21 and Application to Participate for 2022–23 (FISAP) can start by reviewing some documents posted online by the Department of Education.

In a June 1 Electronic Announcement, the Department of Education said the FISAP has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Department has posted the FISAP Form, Instructions, and Desk Reference to the Knowledge Center. The online FISAP will be made available on the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) website by Aug. 1, 2021.

In addition, the Department has posted the 2022–23 FISAP Technical Reference which provides the technical specifications and record layouts for schools or other organizations who wish to design custom software systems.

Financial aid professionals who have completed the forms in the past will notice a few changes, one change due to the end of the Federal Perkins program.

For additional information, contact the COD School Relations Center at 1-800-848-0978 or email