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(P-95-06) This letter provides additional information on the Federal Pell Grant Eligibility Flag to institutions participating in the 1995-96 Institution Applicant Data Service. It amends 1995-96 Action Letter #7 (GEN-95-2).

DCLPublicationDate: 10/1/95
DCLID: P-95-6
AwardYear: 1995-1996
Summary: This letter provides additional information on the Federal Pell Grant Eligibility Flag to institutions participating in the 1995-96 Institution Applicant Data Service. It amends 1995-96 Action Letter #7 (GEN-95-2).


Action Letter #13
October 1995
P-95-6

SUMMARY: This letter provides additional information on the
Federal Pell Grant Eligibility Flag to institutions participating in the
1995-96 Institution Applicant Data Service. It amends 1995-96
Action Letter #7 (GEN-95-2).

Dear Colleague:

In the 1995-96 Tape/Cartridge file layout, the Federal Pell Grant
Eligibility flag appears in position 540 (field number 130 on page
C-14). The flag also appears in position 540 in the Full ESAR
record for both 1995-96 and 1994-95. However, the print
specifications omitted the Pell Grant Eligibility Flag and therefore it
did not appear on the hardcopy format for tape and cartridge.

This letter includes an errata page with amended print specifications
for you to include in the FAA INFORMATION area of the
Tape/Cartridge Data Print specifications. We also provide an
example of the recommended printed student record showing the
flag.

A "Y" in the Federal Pell Grant Eligibility flag indicates an
applicant's eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant based on the data for
that specific application transaction number. The Federal Pell Grant
program receives each applicant record with a "Y" in the Federal
Pell Grant Eligibility flag. A blank in the Federal Pell Grant
Eligibility flag indicates that the applicant's EFC exceeds 2140
(2100 for 1994-95), has reported a BA degree, or that (s)he is a
graduate or professional student. Such students are NOT eligible for a
Federal Pell Grant and you should not report them to the program.

We apologize for not providing this information sooner and regret
any inconvenience we may have caused you.

Sincerely,

Leo Kornfeld
Senior Adviser to the Secretary

Enclosures (2)*

Last Modified: 09/30/1995