As noted in GOM 2015-41, for the 2016-17 academic
year and going forward institutions will no longer submit Need
Analysis Report (NAR) information in WebGrants or by paper.
Information contained within the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA)
and cost of attendance information will replace the NAR process
to determine the student’s unmet financial need.
The Commission anticipates running the initial award cycle in
July of 2016, which will provide students with a preliminary
The new process eliminates the NAR, and allows institutions
to confirm and validate the preliminary Chafee Grant Award, will
be available to institutions in August 2016.
The Commission plans to introduce and provide training on the
new process that eliminates the NAR in the months of June, July,
and August 2016, through a series of GOMs and webinars.
The Commission will continue to receive the paper NAR for the
2015-16 academic year until September 30, 2016.