Summary: Transmitting A Guide to 1996-97 SARs and ISIRs.
Action Letter #8
SUMMARY: Transmitting A Guide to 1996-97 SARs and ISIRs.
This Action Letter updates and expands A Guide to 1995-96 SARs
and ISIRs. It contains information to assist you in interpreting the
codes that appear on the Student Aid Report (SAR), which is sent to
the student, and the Institutional Student Information Records
(ISIRs), which are sent directly to institutions by the Central
Processing System (CPS).
Each type of student record contains summaries of information that
the student reported using one of the application formats: the paper
or electronic Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the
paper or electronic Renewal FAFSA, or FAFSA Express. An
information section for financial aid administrators appears on each
type of output and identifies the student's eligibility results using a
series of flags or codes. Although some of this information is
available elsewhere, A Guide to 1996-97 SARs and ISIRs centralizes
and explains these flags and codes in a format that can be updated or
supplemented as necessary.
We hope this guide will be useful to you in assisting students to
interpret their processed application data and make corrections when
Elizabeth M. Hicks
Deputy Assistant Secretary
for Student Financial Assistance