|Title: NASFAA: 1998 Additional Conference Handouts|
Conference Date: 7/15/98 to 7/17/98
Type: Association Meetings
prestitle: Draft 1999-2000 ISIR Record Layout
SUMMARY: This letter includes an initial draft of the 1999-2000
Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) layout and description.
We are pleased to provide you with the initial draft layout and description
of the 1999-2000 ISIR. The ISIR contains the information reported on the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as key processing
results and National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Financial Aid History
information. The ISIR is transmitted electronically to postsecondary
institutions and state educational agencies. The 1999-2000 ISIR draft has
been completely revised to more closely match the order of the FAFSA
questions and to group like data together (such as match flags and
Attached are the following two enclosures:
Enclosure 1 lists the ISIR fields, by name and ISIR field number, which
were added, deleted, or modified.
Enclosure 2 contains the draft ISIR layout itself.
- SAR Field # column has been added.
- Added/Modified column indicates whether the changes were added or
- Justify/Signed column indicates whether the field is left or right
justified and whether it is a signed numeric field.
Record length for this 1999-2000 draft is 2,640 total bytes; in 1998-1999
the record length was 2,563 bytes.
This ISIR layout is an early draft and is provided so that you can begin to
modify your systems for 1999-2000. As modifications to the Central
Processing System (CPS) for the 1999-2000 processing cycle are tested
during the fall of 1998, there may be further changes. The final version
will be distributed as part of the EDE Technical Reference in December
1998. Update pages will be distributed after the 1999-2000 CPS system has
been tested and put in production on 01/15/99. An electronic copy of the
draft ISIR layout is also available on the U.S. Department of Education's
Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web page:
Note: The Comment Code text and the SAR Acknowledgement Code text will not
be available until the EDE Technical Reference is released in December.
If you have any questions or comments on this draft, please call CPS
Customer Service at 1-800/330-5947, option 8.
[[This file contains the 1999-2000 Draft ISIR Changes (June
1998) in Portable Document Format (PDF). It can be viewed with version 3.0
or greater of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.]]
[[This file contains the Draft 1999-2000 ISIR Record Layout
(June 1998) in Portable Document Format (PDF). It can be viewed with version
3.0 or greater of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.]