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(GEN-95-03) 1995-96 STATE AGENCY APPLICANT DATA SERVICE FOR FEDERAL TITLE IV STUDENT AID PROGRAMS

DCLPublicationDate: 1/1/95
DCLID: GEN-95-3
AwardYear: 1995-1996
Summary: 1995-96 STATE AGENCY APPLICANT DATA SERVICE FOR FEDERAL TITLE IV STUDENT AID PROGRAMS


January 1995
Action Letter #8
GEN-95-3

SUMMARY: 1995-96 STATE AGENCY APPLICANT DATA
SERVICE FOR FEDERAL TITLE IV STUDENT AID PROGRAMS

Dear Colleague:

The Department of Education makes applicant data from the 1995-96
Central Processing System (CPS) available to your agency, on tape
or cartridge magnetic media, free of charge. You are provided
complete applicant data on those students who indicate on their
application that your state is their state of legal residence
and/or that they may attend an institution in your state. The
service available for 1995-96 is similar to that provided for
1994-95. This letter and the enclosures describe the1995-96
service and serves as a user's guide. Review this document in its
entirety as it contains updated information and instructions.

Agencies which did not receive applicant data output for award
year 1994-95 and want to start receiving applicant data with
award year 1995-96, must submit an Option Request Form and a
Participation Agreement (Enclosure B). If your agency currently
receives applicant data output for 1994-95, the format, media,
and frequency of that output will be "rolled" forward for
1995-96. You are not required to resubmit a request for the
1995-96 award cycle, unless you wish to alter your selection.

Enclosure A provides more detailed information concerning the
applicant data service, including the dates on which output will
be produced and mailed. Due to processing considerations so as
not to schedule two mailouts on the same calendar date, the
1995-96 production dates, in comparison to the 1994-95 dates,
have been shifted by one week.

Your first 1995-96 roster or tape/cartridge will be cumulative:
it will contain all applicants specifying your state or an
institution in your state on their latest transaction since
processing start up. Each subsequent application will not be
cumulative, but rather will provide data only for those
applicants who indicated your state and have submitted a
transaction to the CPS since your last roster or tape/cartridge
was produced.

Note that the applicant data service and Electronic Data Exchange
(EDE) are separate and distinct processes. The applicant data
service provides you information about applicants from the CPS
via tape or cartridge media. EDE gives you the ability to receive
the same applicant information electronically via a communication
network. While you may use the applicant data tapes/cartridges to
build a database for use in EDE processes, a request to receive
the applicant data tapes/cartridges does not allow, nor prohibit,
you to participate in the EDE process.

If you have any questions concerning the applicant data service
for your institution, please contact the Applicant Data Service
Specialist, Federal Student Aid Programs, at (319) 339-6444.

Sincerely,



Leo Kornfeld
Senior Advisor to the Secretary


Enclosures

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