E-rate: Get your $$ (Form 472 - BEAR - 2007-2008)

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Now is the time to submit Form 472 (BEAR, Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement) to get your money for the year that ended June 30, 2008. You have 120 days after the end of service (October 28), or 120 days after receiving a funding commitment, whichever is later, to submit for reimbursement.

If you submit Form 472 online (http://www.sl.universalservice.org/menu.asp), make sure that your Service Provider is monitoring and capable of processing online forms. If you haven't heard anything within a couple of weeks, check the status of your Form 472 online or call your Service Provider to remind them that your reimbursement request is still pending.

You can see from this process that it's probably not best to wait until the last minute to file!

This is the last step - don't let the $$ you deserve slip out of your grasp...