Schools and Libraries (E-Rate)

Step 6 Invoicing

Updated December 2015

Invoice Extensions

Applicants and service providers may request a single, one-time 120-day extension of the deadline to submit an invoice – FCC Form 472 (BEAR Form) or FCC Form 474 (SPI Form).

USAC updates the FRN Extension Table after an invoice deadline extension request has been successfully processed. The extended deadline will appear in the far right-hand column of the search results.


The deadline for submitting an invoice extension request is 120 days after the last date to receive service or 120 days after the date of the FCC Form 486 Notification Letter, whichever is later.

If an invoice deadline extension request is not timely filed, you must first file a waiver request with the FCC and the FCC must grant your waiver request before USAC can extend the invoice deadline.

Requesting an Extension

To request an invoice deadline extension, submit your request to USAC detailing your request and include the following information:

  • Contact person name
  • Contact information (including email address)
  • FCC Form 471 Application Number
  • Funding Request Number (FRN)
  • Service provider name
  • Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN), also known as the service provider's 498 ID

Requests may be filed by email, fax, or mail. Requests submitted by email will be considered filed on a business day if they are received by USAC at any time up to 12:00 AM (midnight) ET. Requests received after that time will be considered received on the next business day. Similarly, fax transmissions will be considered filed on a business day if the complete transmission is received by any time up to 12:00 AM (midnight) ET.

Requesting by Email

To submit a request using Submit a Question, choose "Invoice Deadline Extension Request" from the "Topic Inquiry" menu and "Other" from the "Specific Inquiry" menu. You can either type your request in the freeform text box or indicate that you would like to submit an attachment containing your request. USAC will automatically reply to incoming emails to confirm receipt.

Requesting by Fax

Requests filed by fax must be faxed to (973) 599-6526. The fax transmission should include a cover sheet listing contact name, contact phone number, and contact email address.

Requesting by Mail

Requests may also be filed by mail or other carrier. Send your letter to the following address:
Invoice Deadline Extension Request
Schools and Libraries - Correspondence Unit
30 Lanidex Plaza West
PO Box 685
Parsippany, NJ 07054-0685