SectionTitle: Cover Letter for DRAFT 2000-2001 ISIR Layout and Description
SUMMARY: This letter includes the initial draft of the 2000-2001 Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) layout and description.
We are pleased to release the initial draft layout and description of the 2000-2001 ISIR. We have reorganized the ISIR to reflectthe changes we are making on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
What Is the ISIR
The ISIR contains the information reported on the FAFSA,as well askey processing results and National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Financial Aid History information. The record length for the draft 2000-2001 ISIR is 2,720 bytes. The 1999-2000 ISIR is 2,640 bytes.
Enclosed are the following:
· Enclosure 1 contains the draft ISIR layout.
· Enclosure 2 lists the ISIR fields which were added, deleted or modified.
When You Can Expect The Final ISIR Layout
We are providing this early draft of the ISIR layout so you can begin to modify your systems for 2000-2001. As we test modifications to the Central Processing System (CPS) for the 2000-2001 processing cycle during the fall of 1999 we may find we have to make further changes. We will include the final draft version of the layout in the EDE Technical Reference, which we will distribute in December 1999. We cannot make the Comment Code text available until we publish the EDE Technical Reference. If we make any changes to the layout after we test the 2000-2001 CPS System and put it into production, we will distribute update pages after CPS start up which will occur on01/14/2000.
If You Need Further Information
The U.S. Department of Educations Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web page, http://ifap.ed.gov, hasan electronic copy of the draft ISIR.
If you have any questions or comments on this draft, please call CPS Customer Service at 800/330-5947, option 2. You may also email inquiries, comments, or suggestions 24 hours a day to CPS@NCS.COM. A representative will respond within 24 hours.
CPS Customer Service