Summary: Describes a mailing list change to the Application Ordering System (AOS) for 1996-97 FAFSAs and Student Guides.
Summary: Describes a mailing list change to the Application Ordering
System (AOS) for 1996-97 FAFSAs and Student Guides.
This letter will describe a change to our Application Ordering System
for the 1996-97 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
and Student Guides. This change will significantly improve our ability
to respond to questions about your order and will allow us to better
monitor the distribution of materials.
In recent years, we have seen a substantial increase in the quantities
of materials ordered. Part of this increase appears to result from
multiple and often duplicative orders from multiple different addresses
within the same institution. This, in turn is caused by the address list
we have been using to distribute order forms for FAFSAs and Guides:
it is the address list we use to distribute Dear Colleague letters and
Federal Registers and it does often contain multiple addresses for a
single school. These addresses have all been added over time at the
request of various individuals within a school who want to be sure they
receive their own copy of those items.
To correct this problem, this year we will use a different mailing list to
distribute order sheets for FAFSAs and Guides. We will use the list
maintained by our central application processing system. These
addresses are also published and distributed each year as the Title IV
School Code List.
Your school will receive the 1996-97 AOS order sheet within the next
few weeks at the address given in the School Code List. Please use
the order sheet to coordinate your schools order for FAFSAs and
Student Guides. We will continue to use our general mailing list to
distribute Dear Colleague letters, publications, and Federal Registers.
Thank you for your cooperation in coordinating the distribution of
student aid materials to your students. Future letters to your school
will explain other changes that we are making to the AOS, including a
special toll-free number that will make it easier for you to check on the
status of your order. In the meantime, if you have questions about
1995-96 FAFSA or Student Guide orders, please call our Federal
Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4 FED AID.
William J. Ryan
Acting Director, Training and
Program Information Division
Student Financial Assistance Programs