Post assistance requirements...
A single combined Fiscal Operations Report/Application form for Federal Perkins Loans, FSEOG, and FWS (ED Form 646-1) is submitted by each institution at the close of each award year of operation (June 30).
This section indicates whether program reports, expenditure reports, cash reports or performance monitoring are required by the Federal funding agency, and specifies at what time intervals (monthly, annually, etc.) this must be accomplished.
Institutions must have a nonfederal audit done on at least an annual basis at its own expense. Audits may also be performed at Government expense by the Department of Education's Office of the Inspector General as often as its time schedule will allow or when deemed necessary by the Secretary.
This section discusses audits required by the Federal agency.
The procedures and requirements for State and local governments and nonprofit entities are set forth in OMB Circular No. A-133.
These requirements pertain to awards made within the respective State's fiscal year - not the Federal fiscal year,
as some State and local governments may use the calendar year or other variation of time span designated as the fiscal year period,
rather than that commonly known as the Federal fiscal year (from October 1st through September 30th).
Except for loan records and records of expenditures questioned in audits or Departmental program reviews, an institution must keep records for an award year for three years after submitting its Fiscal Operations Report for an award year, or until final resolution of an applicable audit or program review, whichever is later. An institution must keep loan repayment records for at least 3 years from the date of satisfaction of the loan or assignment of the loan to the United States, or it is canceled.
This section indicates the record retention requirements and the type of records the Federal agency may require.
Not included are the normally imposed requirements of the General Accounting Office.
For programs falling under the purview of OMB Circular No. A-102, record retention is set forth in Attachment C.
For other programs, record retention is governed by the funding agency's requirements.