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Each day, USAC will provide a tip on how to navigate through the online FCC Form 471 for FY2015. Check this Latest News post daily for a new tip and to access previous tips.
The tips will be labeled by the area of the form to which they apply: General Guidance, Basic Information, Discount Calculation, Funding Requests, Certifications & Signature, or Certifying Your Form.
Discount Calculations – If you are using a school template to enter a school with no students (e.g., a vocational school that is not the home school of any of the students that attend classes there), do not enter a zero in the template; rather, leave the student count blank and then enter a zero in the online form after you import (upload) the template.
FCC Forms 470 and 471 for FY2015 are now available on the Schools and Libraries Program Training Site. The training site can be used to practice filing and certifying some program forms online or to train others in the online filing process.
We suggest that you file using the following information in order to see all of the functionality available on these forms:
The 01/13/2015 Special Edition issue of the News Brief is now available. Receive E-rate Program tips, deadline reminders, and answers to your questions in this weekly newsletter. Subscribe to it and receive it each week in your inbox.
Participants in the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program are invited to join USAC for a series of webinars about the E-rate Program. If you aren't already signed up, register today! These webinars will include updates from the recently released Second E-rate Modernization Order, and we encourage you to join us for all of them.
Register here: Category Two Budgets Webinar
Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 3:00 to 4:00 PM EST
Register here: Discount Calculations Webinar
Thursday, January 8, 2015, 3:00 to 4:00 PM EST
Register here: Urban/Rural Tool Webinar
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 3:00 to 4:00 PM EST
Please note: Due to the large size of our virtual audience, the presenters will not accept live questions during these webinars. However, participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance using the registration form.
All webinars will be recorded and are available for viewing immediately following the original presentation in the Schools and Libraries Program's Online Learning Library. Recordings from recent E-rate Modernization Order webinars are already available:
For more information, refer to the instructions for each tool. You can find the appropriate set of instructions to the right of the tool name on the Search Tools page.
Note: If you are having difficulty accessing the Urban/Rural Status Reports using a mobile device, switch to a non-mobile device such as a desktop.