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AARTS
Audit Accountability and Resolution Tracking System
ACSI
American Customer Satisfaction Index
AEFLA
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act
AGI
Adjusted Gross Income
APEB
Act to Promote the Education of the Blind
ASL
Accreditation and State Liaison
ATA
Assistive Technology Act
AYP
Adequate Yearly Progress
CFAA
Compact of Free Association Act, Amendments of 2003
CFDA
Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance
CHAFL
College Housing and Academic Facilities Loans
CHL
College Housing Loans
CIFMS
Continuous Improvement and Focused Monitoring System
CRA
Civil Rights Act
CSRS
Civil Service Retirement System
DCIA
Debt Collection Improvement Act
ED
Department of Education
EDA
Education of the Deaf Act of 1906
EDEN
Education Data Exchange Network
EDPAS
Education Department Performance Appraisal System
EFC
Expected Family Contribution
ESEA
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
ESRA
Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002
FAFSA
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FASAB
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBCO
Faith-Based and Community Organizations
FECA
Federal Employees Compensation Act
FERS
Federal Employees Retirement System
FFB
Federal Financing Bank
FFEL
Federal Family Education Loan
FFMIA
Federal Financial Management Improvement Act
FISAP
Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate
FMFIA
Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982
FP
Financial Partners Service
FPPS
Federal Personnel/Payroll System
FSA
Office of Federal Student Aid
FSEOG
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
FWS
Federal Work-Study
FY
Fiscal Year
GAAP
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GAO
Government Accountability Office
GAPS
Grant Administration and Payment System
GED
General Educational Development
GEAR-UP
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
GPRA
Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
GRS
Graduation Rate Survey
GSA
General Services Administration
HBCUs
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HEA
Higher Education Act of 1965
HEFL
Higher Education Facilities Loans
HEP
Higher Education Programs
HKNCA
Helen Keller National Center Act
HQT
Highly Qualified Teacher
HSIs
Hispanic-Serving Institutions
IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IG
Inspector General
IP
Improper Payments
IPA
Independent Public Accountants
IPIA
Improper Payments Information Act of 2002
IRB
Investment Review Board
IRS
Internal Revenue Service
IT
Information Technology
IUS
Internal Use Software
LEA
Local Educational Agency
LEP
Limited English Proficient
LVC
Loan Verification Certificate
MECEA
Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961
MVHAA
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
NACSA
National Association of Charter School Authorizers
NAEP
National Assessment of Educational Progress
NCER
National Center for Education Research
NCSER
National Center for Special Education Research
NCES
National Center for Education Statistics
NLA
National Literacy Act of 1991
NSLDS
National Student Loan Data System
OCFO
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
OCR
Office for Civil Rights
OELA
Office of English Language Acquisition
OESE
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
OIG
Office of Inspector General
OMB
Office of Management and Budget
OPE
Office of Postsecondary Education
OPM
Office of Personnel Management
ORNL
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OSEP
Office of Special Education Programs
OSERS
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
OUS
Office of the Under Secretary
OVAE
Office of Vocational and Adult Education
PAR
Performance and Accountability Report
PART
Program Assessment Rating Tool
PBDMI
Performance-Based Data Management Initiative
PCP
Potomac Center Plaza
PMA
President's Management Agenda
RA
Rehabilitation Act of 1973
REAP
Rural Education Achievement Program
RSA
Rehabilitation Services Administration
SAD
Single Audit Database
SAMHSA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SES
Supplemental Educational Services
SFA
Student Financial Assistance
SFFAS
Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards
SLM
Student Loan Model
SOF
Statement of Financing
SY
School Year
TASSIE
Title I Accountability Systems and School Improvement Efforts
TRIO
A group of grant programs under the HEA, originally three programs; not an acronym
USC
United States Code
USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
VTEA
Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act
YRBSS
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System