Today is Final Day to Update Enrollment/NSLP Data in EPC

January 10, 2018

Attached: Entering Enrollment-NSLP Data in EPC Profiles FY 2018

This is your final reminder that today, January 10, is the final day to make changes to your school’s EPC profiles!  If you haven’t yet updated the enrollment and NSLP (or CEP%) data for each of your schools, you have until 11:59 p.m. tonight to do so.  If you need assistance updating the data, please contact me and I can help!

The PDE DRAFT (unofficial) enrollment/NSLP data (as of Dec. 5) is available at:  This is the data that was originally submitted by each LEA on their October 2017 NSLP Claim Form (which is the month that goes into the official data file).   The data that you will use is on the 1st tab (named:  Oct 2017 NSLP Draft Data), which contains the Enrollment and NSLP needed for each school’s EPC profile.  If a school is a CEP-participating school, they will use the Enrollment and CEP Percentage shown on the spreadsheet (note, this is technically the Identified Student Percentage, but USAC calls it the CEP Percentage).  Note:  This data is from Dec. 5, so if you made any updates to your Oct. 2017 claim form since then, it will not show in this list.  Although I encourage everyone to use the October 2017 data, schools are permitted to use alternative data (such as surveys, more recent data, etc.).  If you use data different from the Oct 2017 data, just be prepared to validate/prove this data during PIA review.

A Few Additional Notes:

  1. This PDE draft data only contains buildings that have students participating in the NSLP program.  If your school does not participate in the NSLP, they still must be included in your EPC Portal and have enrollment and NSLP eligibility data entered.  If you do not have the NSLP data and cannot obtain it from other sources, you can list 0 and receive the minimum 20% E-rate discount for that school.
  2. Don’t forget:  Your EPC profiles must contain ALL of the buildings that are receiving E-rate discounted services, including your non-instructional facilities (NIFs), such as bus barns, administration buildings, etc.  If you have not yet added those NIF buildings into your EPC Portal, call USAC at 888-203-8100 and have them added.
  3. Each school’s profile page has fields for State School and LEA Codes and NCES codes.  You are not required to enter this data.  If you choose to enter this data, and if the system gives you an error for these fields, just erase the data and hit Submit.
  4. Consortia will NOT enter this data for their member schools/districts.  In fact, they cannot enter this data for their members (it all has to be done at the district level).
  5. If you have any questions about your NSLP information, contact the PDE Bureau of Food and Nutrition at 717-783-6558.  If you have questions about your CEP information, contact Eliza Hanft at   If you have questions about updating your EPC school profiles, please contact me at

Happy EPC Updating!

– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell
PA E-rate Coordinator
717-730-7133 – o
717-730-9060 – f


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