Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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What is a RAL?


When a Form 471 has been received by the SLD a Receipt Acknowledgement Letter (RAL) and report is mailed to the applicant from the SLD. The RAL to Form 471 is similar to the RNL for Form 470 in that it provides applicants the opportunity to make corrections if they respond quickly. Applicants should check the letter for accuracy and clerical errors.

A copy of the RAL is sent to the applicant’s service providers. If errors are found applicants should immediately annotate corrections on the report and submit the corrections to the SLD. A sample RAL is available on the USAC website.

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