Legal Update Memo No. 25-2020 – Clery Act Deadlines Extended to December 2020 Due to COVID-19 (CCD)

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The U.S. Department of Education (DOE), through its Office of Federal Student Aid, issued additional regulatory flexibilities related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on July 10, 2020.  It extended the following deadlines for postsecondary institutions as follows:

Report Original Due Date Extended Due Date
Annual Security Reports (ASRs); and

Annual Fire Safety Reports (AFSRs)[1]

October 1, 2020 December 31, 2020
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Disclosures (EADA)[2] October 15, 2020 December 31, 2020
Fiscal Operation Report and Application to Participate (FISAP)[3] October 1, 2020 November 2, 2020

The related surveys were likewise extended as follows:

Annual Crime and Fire Statistics Survey: open 11/18/20 – 1/14/21

EADA Survey: open 12/2/20 – 1/28/21

The DOE encourages institutions to attempt to distribute their reports on the normal schedule if possible.

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[1] (34 CFR 668.41(e), 668.46(b), 668.49(b))

[2] (34 CFR 668.41(g) and 668.47(c))

[3] (34 CFR 673.3)