What are the reporting requirements if I receive a FLAS?
As a term and condition of their FLAS award, recipients must complete:
Beginning of award period:
Conclusion of award period:
What happens if I do not complete my pre- and post-self assessment surveys?
Completion of your pre- and post-self assessment surveys is a U.S. Department of Education term and condition of the fellowship. Failure to do so could result in withholding of award monies, rejection from future FLAS awards, or both.
How do I complete my pre- and post-self assessment surveys?
After you accept the FLAS, your FLAS Coordinator will create a student fellowship profile in the U.S. Department of Education IRIS reporting system. This online system will send you instructions on how to access and submit your reports. Students are responsible for contacting their FLAS Coordinator if they have not received instructions within two weeks of their program start date.
What happens if I do not complete my pre- and post-language evaluations?
Pre- and post-evaluations are a U.S. Department of Education term and condition of the fellowship. Failure to do so could result in withholding of award monies, rejection from future FLAS awards, or both.
How do I arrange my pre- and post-language evaluations?
Students are responsible for arranging their pre- and post-language evaluations with appropriate, approved instructors. The name and contact information for the approved language instructor can be obtained from your FLAS Coordinator.
Should the same language instructor administer my pre- and post-language evaluations?
Yes, to the greatest extent possible. Having the same instructor available to administer both tests allows for consistency in the student-to-instructor testing protocol and provides for a more valid assessment of your progress and proficiency.
What if it is not possible for the same language instructor to administer both my pre- and post-language evaluations?
Contact your FLAS Coordinator. Your FLAS Coordinator will need to seek special approval from the U.S. Department of Education if you will require different instructors. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the FLAS Coordinator has enough time to seek this approval (i.e., do not wait until the last minute to inform your FLAS Coordinator that it is impossible to take both the pre- and post-language evaluations from the same instructor.
Is my FLAS award taxable?
Yes. You will need to declare the stipend portion of your award as taxable income on your income tax returns. For more information about this, a tax memo will be provided to all FLAS recipients. If you do not receive a tax memo, please ask for one from your FLAS Coordinator.
Are there any post-FLAS obligations?
Yes. As a recipient of a FLAS Fellowship you are obligated to complete biennial surveys regarding your employment and target language use post-graduation. Providing this information helps future students receive FLAS funding.