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(GEN-97-00) (GEN-97-00) This letter Tranmits A Guide to 1997-1998 SARs and ISIRs.

IFAP
SFA Information for Financial Aid Professionals
U.S. Department of Education

DCLPublicationDate: 2/1/97
DCLID: GEN-97-00
AwardYear: 1997-1998
Summary: This letter transmits A Guide to 1997-98 SARs and ISIRs.


Action Letter #6
February 1997

GEN-97-00


SUMMARY: This letter transmits A Guide to 1997-98 SARs and
ISIRs.

Dear Colleague:

This Action Letter transmits A Guide to 1997-98 SARs and ISIRs.
The Guide 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 1997-98 SARs and ISIRs centralizes
and explains the 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
necessary.


Sincerely,


Elizabeth M. Hicks
Deputy Assistant Secretary
for Student Financial Assistance

A GUIDE TO 1997-98 SARs AND ISIRs


CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION . . . . . 1
1997-98 Major Delivery System Changes . . . . . 1
FAFSA Express . . . . . 1
Certifications . . . . . 1
Redesigned..SAR . . . . . 2
New Reject for Invalid Date of Birth . . . . . 2
Social Security Administration (SSA) Match . . . . . 2
Assume Citizenship, if Confirmed by SSA . . . . . 2
SSA Re-Match for Corrections . . . . . 2
When SSA and INS Flags Conflict . . . . . 3
SSA Match Results on Correction Transactions . . . . . 3
Edit for Worksheet #3 Income . . . . . 3
New Edits for Earned Income Credit . . . . . 3
NSLDS Financial Aid History . . . . . 4
New NSLDS Match Flag . . . . . 4
NSLDS Results .Flag . . . . . 4
NSLDS Transaction .Number . . . . . 5
Transaction Receipt Date . . . . . 5
Reprocessing Reason Code . . . . . 5
Processing. Flow . . . . . 6
Flow Chart of 1997-98 Federal
Application Processing System . . . . . 7
Transactions . . . . . 8
Two-Part SARs . . . . . 8
Highlights and Assumptions . . . . . 9

II. INFORMATION SUMMARIES ON SARs AND ISIRs . . . . . 11
Page One of the SAR and SAR
Information Acknowledgement--Front . . . . . 11
Comments . . . . . 14
Page One--Back . . . . . 14
Information Summaries on ISIRs . . . . . 15
FAA INFORMATION . . . . . 15
Agency Source . . . . . 16
MDE Record Type . . . . . 16
Record Type . . . . . 16
Verification Type . . . . . 16
Verification Flag . . . . . 16
Pell Digit . . . . . 16
Model . . . . . 17
Duplicate Copy . . . . . 17
SysGen . . . . . 17
Dependency Override . . . . . 17
Special Handling . . . . . 17
*Reprocessing Code (new for 1997-98) . . . . . 17
FAA Adjustment Flag . . . . . 17
Reject Reasons . . . . . 18
Application Receipt Date . . . . . 18
*Transaction Receipt Date (new for 1997-98) . . . . . 18
Subsequent Application Flag . . . . . 18
Early Analysis Flag . . . . . 18
Auto Zero EFC Flag . . . . . 19
SNT Flag . . . . . 19
Pell Eligible Flag . . . . . 19
Match Flags . . . . . 19
*NSLDS Transaction Number (New for 1997-98) . . . . . 19
ISIR FAA Information . . . . . 19
SAR Information Acknowledgement FAA Information . . . . . 21
Primary and Secondary EFCs/Alternate EFCs . . . . . 21
Intermediate Compute Values . . . . . 22
Comment Codes . . . . . 22

III. CORRECTIONS AND UPDATES . . . . . 23
Information Review Form (IRVF) . . . . . 24
Information Request Form (IRQF) . . . . . 25
Parent Information for Independent Students . . . . . 25
Signatures for SAR Corrections . . . . . 26
Reject 16 --Signatures and Certifications . . . . . 26
SAR Part 2 General Information . . . . . 26
School Use Only Box . . . . . 26
Dependency Status Changes in the Electronic System . . . . . 27

APPENDIX A--REJECT CODES AND REJECT REASONS
APPENDIX B--DATA BASE MATCHES AND MATCH FLAGS
APPENDIX C--NSLDS FINANCIAL AID HISTORY/NSLDS
MATCH FLAGS
NSLDS Financial Aid History Page C-5
Loan Status Codes and Eligibility Chart C-6--8
Direct Loan Servicer Codes C-9
FFELP Servicer Codes C-10
FFELP Guaranty Agency Codes C-11
Selected FFELP Lender Codes C-12--16
Contact Information C-17
APPENDIX D--1997-98 SAR COMMENT CODES AND TEXT
APPENDIX E--PROCESSOR ADDRESSES
APPENDIX F--SAMPLE SAR and SAR INFORMATION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
APPENDIX G--SAMPLE ISIR (hardcopy)


I. INTRODUCTION


This guide will assist financial aid administrators (FAAs) in
interpreting student information, whether the information appears in
a Student Aid Report (SAR), which is a paper output document that
is sent to the student; or in an Institutional Student Information
Record (ISIR), which is an electronic report that is sent to the
institution.

The term ISIR refers to all processed student information records that
are sent directly to institutions by the Central Processing System
(CPS). SARs and ISIRs contain the same processed student
information in different formats.

ISIRs may be records sent to an institution through the Electronic
Data Exchange (EDE), the Department's electronic service that
allows institutions to send and receive electronic applications,
corrections, and payment data with the CPS. ISIRs may also be
full-data records on magnetic tape or cartridge that are mailed out on
a schedule by the CPS to institutions participating in the Applicant
Data Service. 1997-98 Action Letter #3 (GEN-96-19) provided a
draft ISIR layout for institutions and state agencies, and 1997-98
Action Letter #4 (GEN-96-20) provided participation agreements for
both EDE and the Applicant Data Service. The complete Technical
Reference, which includes the most updated ISIR record layout, is
completed and will be mailed out soon. Please note that since the
1996-97 processing cycle, institutions and state agencies may receive
ISIRs either through EDE or through the Applicant Data Service, but
not through both.

This Guide to 1997-98 SARs and ISIRs explains codes and flags that
appear as FAA information on the SAR and ISIR. Each code and
flag described in the guide--rejects, database matches, comment
codes, and so forth--has the same meaning whether it appears on a
SAR or an ISIR. The format for presenting the codes may vary
slightly for each type of output.


1997-98 MAJOR DELIVERY SYSTEM CHANGES

FAFSA Express. This software allows a student to enter application
data using a computer with a modem, and transmit the completed
FAFSA data directly to the CPS using an 800 number. The FAFSA
Express software was first distributed in October 1995, and we
continue to enhance the program in each successive year. FAFSA
Express can be used at locations that request it, such as high schools,
colleges, Educational Opportunity Centers (EOCs), or public
libraries. Students can also request FAFSA Express by calling
1-800-801-0576 or can download the software from the Department's
Web page at:

http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/index.html

Complete FAFSA instructions are available as on-line help, and the
software contains internal edits that prevent common errors and
avoid rejection of the student's data. After completing the
application, the student prints a Signature/Certification page, signs,
has a parent sign if appropriate, and mails the page to a FAFSA
Processor to complete the application process. See 1997-98 Action
Letter #5 (GEN-96-22) for updated information about FAFSA
Express. The 1997-98 version of the software will be available in
December 1996.

When a student transmits a FAFSA Express application but does not
mail in a signed Signature/Certification page, the CPS processes the
record but sends the student a two-part SAR with Reject 16 to
indicate the student has not signed the application. Note that
beginning in 1997-98, schools listed on the FAFSA Express
application and state agencies will receive ISIRs with Reject 16.

Certifications. A SAR with Reject 16 instructs the student to sign
Part 2 (a parent must also sign if the student is dependent) and return
the SAR to the FAFSA processor. Part 2 of this type of SAR
includes the Statement of Educational Purpose and the Certification
Statement on Overpayments and Defaults, since the student did not
sign these statements on the Signature Page.

Additional enhancements that were made to the FAFSA Express
program are detailed in 1997-98 Action Letter #5 (GEN-96-22).


Redesigned SAR

The Student Aid Report (Part 2) was redesigned in 1997-98 to
facilitate imaging and scanning. The mockup included at the end of
this Action Letter shows the new format. Specifics of the formats
of Part 1 and Part 2 will be discussed later.

The SAR Information Acknowledgement has not changed in
format. As in 1996-97, the SAR Information Acknowledgement
can be used like any two-part SAR or ISIR for purposes of
awarding student aid. If students need to correct data appearing on
the SAR Information Acknowledgement, the corrections can be
transmitted electronically by an institution. Alternatively, the
student may request a duplicate of that record (always a two-part
SAR) and send corrections through the paper system.

Examples of the 1997-98 SAR and the 1997-98 SAR Information
Acknowledgement appear in Appendix F of this guide.

New Reject for Invalid Date of Birth

We added one new reject in the Central Processing System for
situations in which the student reported a date of birth that was
equal to the current year. Because the National Student Loan Data
System (NSLDS) and the Social Security Administration must have
a correct date of birth to conduct the database matches, we decided
it was necessary to require that the student correct this situation.
This will be Reject 4.

Social Security Administration (SSA) Match

We revised the current Reject S to Reject 18, which is a
nonverifiable reject. (See Appendix A for more information on
reject reasons and codes.) The reject applies only in situations
when the reported Social Security Number does not exist in the
SSA database. If the SSN reported does belong to the student, then
the student needs to follow up with SSA to ensure that the SSA
database is updated with correct information. Then the student can
submit the SSN again as a SAR or ISIR correction, and the CPS will
match again with SSA. To have the database updated, the student
must contact a Social Security Administration office. The SSA has
indicated that their database is updated on a daily basis with
information received from local and regional offices.

If a student receives Reject 18 and realizes that the reported SSN
was incorrect, the student may submit a SAR, or electronic
correction via the school, to have the new (current) SSN matched
again with the SSA and eliminate the reject. Comment 24 advises
the student to correct item 8, but a financial aid administrator should
keep in mind that in this situation, the original identifiers for the
student (the original SSN and first two letters of the student's last
name) will not change in the CPS.

Assume Citizenship, if Confirmed by SSA

We have made another change to the 1997-98 delivery system
associated with the SSN match. If a student leaves the citizenship
question blank on the FAFSA (question 15), but the SSA confirms
that the student U.S. citizen, we will not reject the record for blank
citizenship (Reject 17). The CPS makes this assumption only when
the SSA match flag is "4," indicating a "complete" match, which
means the student's SSN, name, date of birth, and U.S. citizenship
were all confirmed.

SSA Re-Match for Corrections

Beginning in 1997-98, we will send a student's record for a new
match with SSA if the student makes corrections to the SSN, the
first or last name, or the date of birth. A new match flag will be
generated and reported in the FAA Information section. Once
confirmation of all the SSA match elements has been obtained
(i.e., SSN, name, and date of birth all match and U.S. citizenship is
confirmed), the SSN Match Flag and SSA Citizenship Flag will be
carried forward to the student's 1998-99 Renewal Application, and
the SSA match will not have to be performed each year that the
student applies for aid. If a student whose match data have been
confirmed subsequently attempts to change his or her SSN, the
system does not accept the change and generates a comment
(comment code #13) advising the student to contact the financial
aid administrator for assistance.

When SSA and INS Flags Conflict

Previously, if a student's record was sent to the INS match, the
match results would be provided along with any match results from
the SSA citizenship match. The SSA does not automatically update
its database information when a person becomes a naturalized
citizen, and it is up to the student to update his or her citizenship
information in the SSA database. Therefore, conflicting match
flags between INS and SSA may exist. However, in 1997-98, we
will suppress the SSA match flag for INS match records.

SSA Match Results on Correction Transactions

Finally, in 1997-98, we will provide the SSA match results as well
as the associated comments and comment codes on all transactions.
In 1996-97, the comments and flags appeared on the first
transaction but did not carry forward on subsequent transactions.
This change will ensure that FAAs are aware of the complete results
of the match on any transaction.

Edit for Worksheet #3 Income

During the 1996-97 school year, we revised the way that the system
edits the data reported in FAFSA questions 64 and 76 (the amounts
from Worksheet #3 on page 12 of the FAFSA instruction book).
These amounts represent taxable portions of grants and
scholarships, work-study income, educational and living allowances
paid under the National Community Service and Trust Act, and
amounts paid as child support, all of which are excluded from the
EFC calculation. At the beginning of the 1996-97 school year, the
CPS made an assumption that when the amount reported as
Worksheet #3 income was equal to, or greater than, the student's or
parent's total income (AGI plus earned income plus untaxed
income) the amount was incorrect and the CPS set that amount to
"zero." In many cases, this edit worked as it was supposed to
work and correctly targeted data that was misreported.

However, in certain situations, the entire income earned by some
students, particularly independent students, was derived from
college work-study and the amount reported on Worksheet #3 was,
in fact, equal to their total income. During the 1996-97 cycle, we
revised the CPS edit that is performed on initial submissions to
allow a student to verify the amount in questions 64 and/or 76 by
re-reporting the same amount when submitting a correction. If the
amount reported was equal to or less than the total income, the CPS
would not assume zero on the corrected transaction.

For 1997-98, the edit for Worksheet #3 will remain the same as the
revised 1996-97 edit for students. However, for parents' income,
the CPS will assume "zero" on the first transaction if the amount
reported in question 76 is greater than 90% of the parents' total
reported income in FAFSA Section F. The assumption for question
76 will also be suppressed if the amount is verified as equal to or
less than total income.

New Edits for Earned Income Credit

In 1996-97, we moved the "Earned Income Credit" from the
untaxed income worksheet in the instruction book (Worksheet #2)
to the form itself, as new questions 59 and 71. Analysis of
1996-97 data reported in these fields indicated that the amounts
reported on the FAFSA reflected amounts of earned income credit
that were not consistent with family size and income. The CPS will
perform several edits in 1997-98 to compare the earned income
credit reported with family size and income level. If these items
appear inconsistent, we will highlight the data and provide comments
to the student regarding the inconsistencies (SAR/ISIR comments
166-169 and 176-179).

NSLDS Financial Aid History

For 1997-98, we have added several new flags to provide more detail
about the results of matching a student's record with the National
Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). The new NSLDS Financial
Aid History page mockup (see Appendix C and F) shows the type
and extent of information that will be provided when data from the
NSLDS is passed through for a student's SAR and ISIR.

Information at the top of the Financial Aid History page indicates
whether the student has an overpayment, a defaulted loan, or an
active bankruptcy. The CPS will print either "Y" or "N" as an
indicator, rather than printing only the "Y." Previously a "blank"
meant that an overpayment, default, or bankruptcy did not exist.

The "Aggregate Amount" shown for FFELP/Direct Loans has been
expanded to indicate the "Amount Pending Disbursement," which is
defined as the loan amount minus the outstanding loan balance,
minus any amount cancelled, if applicable.

The Perkins Loan amounts reported will be cumulative amounts
only, and no longer report whether loans were disbursed prior to
1987.

In the next section, up to six of the student's most recent
FFELP/Direct loans will be reported, and if more loans exist in
NSLDS, this section will include a message stating "Access NSLDS
for additional loan records."

The last section reports up to six defaulted loans, and again a
message will appear to "Access NSLDS for more records" if these
exist.

The columns for the "most recent loans" and the "defaulted loans"
now give identical information for each loan that is shown, i.e.,
amount, begin date, end date, GA code, school code, and region
code. The column previously headed "Servicer Code" is now headed
"Current Holder" and will provide either the servicer code or the
lender code, depending upon the type of loan.

New NSLDS Match Flag

In 1997-98, one new flag has been added for the NSLDS Match.
This is a match flag of "7," signifying that the student's SSN was
found in NSLDS but either the name or the date of birth did not
match. Because the student's identity was not reliably confirmed, the
NSLDS data will not be passed to the CPS. This match flag will
trigger a "C" flag and comment 138 on the SAR and ISIR, and
resolution is required.

NSLDS Results Flag

Four flags that give specific details about the results of the NSLDS
match will appear in the FAA Information sections on the SAR, the
SAR Information Acknowledgement, and the hardcopy ISIR in
1997-98. These flags are not new, but previously appeared only in
the ISIR record layout and not on the output documents.

The results flags are as follows:

A flag of "1" means that the reported SSN was matched and
confirmed with the NSLDS; NSLDS data were sent to the CPS and
will appear on the SAR and ISIR. Schools are responsible for using
this information when determining eligibility for Title IV aid.

A flag of "2" means that the student's SSN was found in the NSLDS
but the match could not be confirmed using either the name or date
of birth. This result will generate comment code #138, informing the
student and school that the problem must be resolved before Title IV
aid can be paid. See Dear Colleague Letter (GEN-96-13) Q&A #26
for further discussion of this issue.

A flag of "3" means that the reported SSN was not found in the
NSLDS; a school can assume that the student had not received any
previous Title IV loans or Pell Grant funds unless the school is aware
of conflicting information.

A flag of "4" means that the reported SSN was found and confirmed
in the NSLDS, but there were no relevant data to return to the CPS.
For example, the only data in the NSLDS were a prior year's Pell
disbursement or one or more loans that had been fully repaid or
discharged.

The chart in Appendix B shows the relationship of these results flags
with the NSLDS match flags, and provides information if resolution
is required.

NSLDS Transaction Number

For 1997-98, we added a new flag to help financial aid
administrators identify when something has changed in a student's
NSLDS financial aid history, and should be reviewed. For example,
on the first CPS transaction (01), the NSLDS transaction number will
be "01." When a CPS 02 transaction is processed, the record is
matched again with NSLDS. If the NSLDS information for that
student is unchanged, the NSLDS transaction number will continue
to be reported as "01." If a further transaction is processed and a
CPS 03 transaction created, current NSLDS information is compared
with the previous transaction. If these data are different than the data
reported on the earlier transaction, the NSLDS transaction number
will be set to "03."

The value reported as the NSLDS transaction number will enable the
FAA to determine if NSLDS data on a subsequent transaction needs
to be reviewed. In the example above, if the NSLDS data from CPS
transaction 01 had been reviewed and used, the FAA would not need
to review NSLDS data on the second transaction because the NSLDS
transaction number of "01" indicated nothing had changed. The
FAA would need to review NSLDS data on the 03 transaction
because the NSLDS transaction number of "03" indicated that data
had changed from the earlier transactions.

If a student or school requests a duplicate SAR or ISIR, the request is
also sent to the NSLDS for matching. If the NSLDS data have not
changed, the record will be processed as a duplicate with the same
CPS and NSLDS transaction numbers. However, if the NSLDS data
are different, the record will be processed as a system-generated
correction (Sys Gen = L), and both the SAR/ISIR transaction number
and the NSLDS transaction number will be incremented.

Transaction Receipt Date

In 1997-98, we will display the date that a document or electronic
transmission is received by a FAFSA processor or the CPS. The
input record may be a paper application or SAR or an electronic
transmission through EDExpress or FAFSA Express. This
transaction receipt date will appear in addition to the "Application
Receipt Date," which displays the date that the first application was
received. The Transaction Receipt Date will change for each
transaction, but the Application Receipt Date will remain constant.

Reprocessing Reason Code

To help FAAs track student records that may require reprocessing
during 1997-98, we added a two-digit numeric code in the FAA
Information to provide more specific information about system-
generated records. If a subset of student records requires
reprocessing, for example, because there are changes in the formula
or maximum Pell Grant EFC, or problems with NSLDS data, the
Reprocessing Code will appear on the reprocessed records along
with the System Generated (Sys Gen = Z) code that identifies a
reprocessed batch. This code will be numeric and will be assigned
and incremented with each reprocessing. The definition for a code
will be available from customer service and announced on the
Student Financial Assistance Bulletin Board Service (SFA BBS).


PROCESSING FLOW

The flow of information through the system remains the same in
1997-98 as in 1996-97.

The student starts the process by filling out a financial aid
application, and this information is "processed" through the system
and returned to the student and institution. The application input
can be one of five kinds: the paper Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA), the paper Renewal FAFSA, the electronic
FAFSA through EDExpress, the electronic Renewal FAFSA
through EDExpress, or FAFSA Express.

The flow chart on the following page shows how information about a
financial aid applicant flows through the system. The major
participants and documents in the application process are:

1) THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (ED).

2) THE STUDENT. He or she may apply for federal student aid
under the Title IV programs Federal Pell Grant and Federal SEOG
programs, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loans, the Federal
Family Education Loan Program, and the William D. Ford Federal
Direct Loan Program.

3) THE APPLICATIONS. The Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA), the Renewal Application, FAFSA Express, or
the electronic application or renewal application that the student
must complete and submit in order to apply for federal student aid.

4) THE FAFSA PROCESSORS. Two organizations will serve as
data entry processors for the 1997-98 school year under contract with
ED. The FAFSA processors receive applications in the mail,
perform document analysis to check that signatures are present and
dates are acceptable, and handle missing or unacceptable responses.
The processors enter the information from the application and
transmit it electronically to the CPS.

5) THE CENTRAL PROCESSING SYSTEM (CPS). The CPS
operates under a contract with ED to receive and process application
information. The CPS matches student records with other data bases
to check eligibility. The CPS also applies a series of "compute edits"
to the application information to check for inconsistencies,
contradictions, and missing information. During the compute
process, the CPS uses the need-analysis formula specified in the
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, to calculate each
applicant's expected family contribution (EFC).

6) THE STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR) and the SAR Information
Acknowledgement. These documents provide the student with
processed application information. The CPS prints SARs and mails
them directly to the address the student provided.

7) THE INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT INFORMATION RECORD
(ISIR). ISIRs are produced by the CPS and provide the institution
with processed application information. ISIRs may be transmitted
electronically to destination points (schools and servicers) through
EDE daily, or they may be sent out on magnetic tape or cartridge via
the Applicant Data Service, up to 40 times each processing cycle.

8) THE SCHOOL. The school refers to every postsecondary
educational institution that the student listed on the financial aid
application. The financial aid administrator (FAA) at the school
will use the processed information from the SAR or ISIR to
determine what federal aid the student is eligible to receive. Schools
and states may also use information from the SAR or ISIR to award
their own financial aid.

[[The chart "Flow Chart of 1997-98 Federal Application Processing
System" on page 7 is currently unavailable for viewing on the SFA
BBS. Please reference your paper document or download the pdf
files for additional information.]]


TRANSACTIONS

A "transaction" is an interaction between the processing system and
the financial aid applicant, or the school acting on behalf of the
applicant, that changes any of the data on the applicant's record.
Each transaction results in a new SAR or ISIR, and is identified by
transaction number (i.e., 01, 02, 03). A transaction may sometimes
be "system-generated." For example, when an applicant is released
from a "hold" file, the CPS will automatically reprocess the
application information and generate a new transaction without
additional input from the student or from a school. However, the
transactions discussed here will be student and system, or school and
system, interactions.

When application data first enter the CPS and are processed, the
report that results is called the "01" transaction. The student receives
a SAR and the listed schools receive ISIRs if the schools participate
in EDE. If corrections are necessary, the student makes these
changes on Part 2 of the SAR, returns the SAR to the FAFSA
Processor, and the information is reprocessed. Alternatively, a
school can enter corrections electronically through EDExpress, even
if the school did not submit the original application electronically.
The corrections generate a new record that is identified as an "02"
transaction. This second type of transaction is called a "correction,"
although the term also is used to refer to students' updating
information.

To make a correction transaction, the student changes at least one
data element. The change can be anything, even an address
correction or the addition of extra colleges. The first correction is
labeled "02," and subsequent corrections are labeled "03," "04," and
so forth. Identifying the correct transaction is important when
reporting Pell Grant payments and when requesting duplicate SARs
or ISIRs. A duplicate will always be generated from the most recent
transaction unless another, earlier transaction is specified.

For 1997-98, the maximum number of transactions that an applicant
may have is 40; when a student has corrected or updated information
more than 20 times, the student will receive SAR comment 106,
advising him or her to seek assistance from the financial aid
administrator.

TWO-PART SARs

Part 1 of the SAR is an Information Summary that contains
information for both the student and the FAA. Part 1 summarizes
all the information reported by the student on the FAFSA plus the
results of processing the information.

Part 2 of the SAR is used by the student to make corrections to
application data. Corrections can also be entered electronically by
the school. Part 2 of the SAR may be an Information Review Form
(IRVF), which reports FAFSA information for the student to review
and correct, if necessary. Part 2 of a rejected SAR is called the
Information Request Form (IRQF). For this type of SAR, an EFC
could not be calculated and the student is required to make
corrections.

The SAR Information Acknowledgement has only one part and
resembles Part 1 of a two-part SAR, although the FAA Information
and the student's comments vary somewhat.

Subdividing SARs into major types may help in understanding
references to "an eligible SAR," an "ineligible SAR," or a "rejected
SAR." The term "eligible" describes a SAR for an applicant whose
EFC and undergraduate status indicate eligibility for a Pell Grant.
The term "ineligible" describes a SAR for an applicant whose post-
baccalaureate status or high EFC makes him ineligible for a Pell
Grant.

The term "rejected" describes a SAR that does not have a calculated
EFC.

SAR Type Student
receives:

Pell-Eligible EFC is 2500* Part 1, Part 2
or less, and applicant is not (IRVF)
a graduate student and does not
have a bachelor's degree

Pell-Ineligible EFC is greater Part 1, Part 2
than 2500*; or applicant (IRVF)
has a bachelor's degree or will
be enrolled in a graduate or
professional program

Rejected Reject reason 19, Part 1, Part 2
no EFC is calculated (applicant (IRVF)
is in an ED hold file)

Rejected no EFC is Part 1, Part 2
calculated (all reject (IRQF)
reasons except 19)

Rejected Reject reason 16, Part 1, Part 2
no EFC is calculated (IRQF and
(FAFSA Express application, certification
processed without signatures) statements)

* Maximum EFC for 1997-98


HIGHLIGHTS AND ASSUMPTIONS

PAPER SYSTEM. Instructions to the student for making SAR
corrections refer to "information printed in boldface type" that is to
be reviewed carefully or that must be corrected. We refer to this
information as "highlighted." Both the student and FAA need to pay
careful attention to questions and responses that are highlighted.

During the edit process, the CPS applies logic in comparing two or
more pieces of information provided by the student. The CPS
highlights information that is conflicting, missing, or contradictory.
Items that are questioned are highlighted on Part 2 of the SAR. In
certain instances the application is rejected because of a conflict--for
example, the student answered that he or she is not married but
provides financial information for a spouse. The CPS will reject this
application (Reject 11) and print the questioned items in boldface
type on Part 2 of the SAR. The CPS will not calculate an EFC,
because key financial information is conflicting.

In other situations, the CPS makes an "assumption" and does not
reject the student's record. For example, a student reports that
he/she is married and provides spouse's income, but reports only
one person in the household. In this case, the CPS assumes there
are two persons in the household, highlights both questions and
responses on the SAR, and calculates an EFC if the record is not
rejected for other reasons. Both the reported and the assumed
values are printed, with the word "ASSUMED" in parentheses next
to the assumed response.

Assumptions are most often made by the system when questions are
left blank, although in the assumption made for Worksheet #3
income discussed earlier in this section, the system assumed that a
reported income amount should be "zero." Once an answer is
assumed, the assumed information is used throughout all the
subsequent edits and in the EFC calculation.

If the CPS makes an assumption but then rejects the record for other
reasons, an EFC is not calculated and the assumed values are not
used. In this situation, the student receives an IRQF (Information
Request Form) as Part 2 of the SAR, with arrows and brackets
printed next to the questionable line items. The student is required
to correct them.

ELECTRONIC SYSTEM. In the electronic system, certain edits are
contained in the EDExpress software. These edits prompt the FAA
who is entering application data to resolve inconsistencies before
sending the student's information to the CPS. When inconsistencies
or missing data would cause the record to be rejected at the CPS, the
software does not allow the record to be saved or completed until
information is changed or added.

When electronic application data trigger a CPS edit that results in a
highlight, the ISIR indicates the highlight by setting an "H" next to
the item.

The EDExpress software allows an FAA to override certain
assumptions that would be made at the CPS. When an FAA sets an
override code on an electronic application, the CPS accepts the
data as reported and does not make an assumption about that item.
For example, if a student indicates more than two family members
are attending college, and also indicates the same number of persons
live in the household (e.g., four in the household and four in college),
the CPS would assume "one" person in college during processing.
If, in fact, there are four family members attending college, the FAA
can eliminate the need for a second transaction by setting the
appropriate override flag in the EDExpress software.

The electronic system also allows the FAA to override "verifiable
rejects" by setting a reject override flag in EDExpress before
transmitting the student's application. For example, a student may
have an unusually large number of family members. If the FAA sets
the appropriate override flag before sending the student's record for
processing, the student's record will not be rejected. Overall, less
than 1% of electronic applications and renewal applications are
rejected, as compared with the paper application process where
approximately 12% of the applications are rejected.


II. INFORMATION SUMMARIES ON SARs AND ISIRs

As mentioned in the Introduction, the SAR is only one way that
institutions receive processed information from a student's financial
aid application. More than 7000 postsecondary institutions
participate in some aspect of the Electronic Data Exchange (EDE).
These institutions can send application data from the school or
through a servicer (either one is called a "destination point"), and
receive processed student records (ISIRs) at the destination point.
An EDE school will receive ISIRs for all students who listed that
institution on the FAFSA, Renewal FAFSA, or FAFSA Express.

Each type of CPS output contains an Information Summary of
student data and information for the FAA. The SAR, but not the
SAR Information Acknowledgement, also has a Part 2 that allows the
student to correct the data.

Appendix G contains the print format for the ISIR. Student and FAA
information will print out on two pages, with an additional page for
NSLDS Financial Aid History. Note that in general schools will not
need to print hardcopy ISIRs, but in this guide, we will use the print
format as a tool to discuss the codes that appear on the ISIR record.
The format is identical for ISIRs received via EDE and for ISIRs
received via tape and cartridge.

Beginning with the SAR, we'll look at the information summary and
the FAA information sections for each type of official CPS output.


PAGE ONE OF THE SAR AND SAR INFORMATION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT--FRONT

The top left of the page prints the ED seal, identifies the award year
(1997-98), the document--Student Aid Report--and the part of the
SAR: Part 1. The box at the top, center, position shows the Office
of Management and Budget (OMB) form-clearance number and the
expiration date. Previously letters identifying the FAFSA
processors appeared above this box, but these are no longer used.
Each of the two FAFSA processors will handle data entry for any
SAR or application received, so the identification is no longer
needed.

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The student's social security number (SSN) appears below the OMB
box. This is the SSN that the student originally reported on the
FAFSA, Renewal FAFSA, or Correction Application. Directly under
the SSN are the first two letters of the student's last name (the last
name originally reported on the application), a dash, and a two-digit
code that shows the transaction number for this SAR--that is, "01"
indicates the first transaction, "02" a second transaction, and so forth.
Next to the code appears the student's four-digit Personal
Identification Number (PIN). The PIN can be used by schools
participating in EDE to gain access to the student's electronic
application record if they were not originally listed on the student's
application or SAR.

The following page compares several features of the front pages of
the SAR and the SAR Information Acknowledgement.

Beneath the headings appear the student's name and address, the
number of SAR pages to expect, and the date the CPS processed the
application. The number appearing above the student's name and
address is a tracking number for the FAFSA Processors and the CPS,
and is not used for any institutional purposes. Below the processed
date is the student's EFC.

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The EFC printed here is always the primary EFC, calculated for a
nine-month academic year (see page 21 for information on the
primary EFC). An asterisk printed next to the EFC indicates that
the student was selected for verification by the CPS. A "C" printed
next to the EFC means the student has an eligibility problem
identified by the data matches that must be resolved.

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One of two messages might appear below the EFC--BA DEG REC'D
means the student reported in question 19 on the application, or in a
correction transaction, that he or she had received a bachelor's
degree. GRAD/PROF appears when the student answered "Yes" to
question 42, that he or she will be enrolled in a graduate or
professional program during 1997-98. In addition to these labels,
SAR/ISIR comment text will also inform the student and FAA when
a student reports that he or she will have a BA or be enrolled in a
graduate or professional program. A student who answers "Yes" to
either question is not eligible for a Pell Grant. Such student records
are not sent to the Pell Payment System, and if a school attempts to
report a Pell Grant payment, the payment system will not recognize
the student and will reject the payment record.

The FAA Information sections on the SAR, SAR Information
Acknowledgement, and ISIR will print a "Y" for the Pell Eligibility
Flag to identify students who are eligible for Federal Pell Grants
based upon their EFCs and class levels.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Even though all income and asset
information is correct and the EFC is less than the maximum Pell
EFC, if a student incorrectly indicates that he or she has a BA degree
or is a graduate/professional student, these items must be corrected
on the SAR or through EDE, and processed through the CPS. Only
then will the payment system be able to identify the student as
eligible to receive a Pell Grant.

COMMENTS. On both the SAR and the SAR Information
Acknowledgement, the initial comments inform the student about
eligibility for federal student aid and give basic instructions on
reviewing the application information and making corrections if
necessary. Other comments relate to specific problem areas, such as
missing or illegible information or eligibility problems. On the SAR,
comment text is continued on a subsequent page if necessary.

The SAR will carry up to 20 comments, and an application that
generates more than 20 comments will be rejected (Reject 20).

The SAR Information Acknowledgement comments are fewer and
less detailed, and generally refer the student to the FAA for
assistance in making corrections or resolving problem issues. A
SAR Information Acknowledgement is sent to the student only when
application or correction data are entered electronically by a school
through EDE. In these cases, the student and the school are already
in contact and generally the student is enrolling in the school that
transmitted the data.

To assist in situations where a student might take the SAR
Information Acknowledgement to a new school, we print the PIN
and the full set of SAR/ISIR comment codes in the Processing
Results section on the document (see Appendix D for comment
codes and text).

________________________________________________
RE1199456 12345567891 321-54-00087 ST 01
________________________________________________

On the SAR, two strings of numbers appear at the bottom of every
page. The left-hand numbers are processing codes used by the
FAFSA Processors and the CPS for tracking and quality control
purposes. The right-hand numbers are the student identifiers: the
original SSN and first two letters of the student's original last name,
and the transaction number.

On the SAR Information Acknowledgement, the top of page one
shows the student identifiers, transaction number and PIN in a
similar position as these appear on the two-part SAR. Only the
student ID is repeated at the bottom of the SAR Information
Acknowledgement page.

NOTE: If a student changes his or her social security number or
changes his or her name in the CPS, the original social security
number and first two letters of the original last name will continue
to be used as the student identifier during the rest of that award year.
The SAR fields that show the last name and the SSN--fields 1
and 8--will carry the corrected name and SSN. However, when used
as an identifier--on correspondence or in requesting duplicates--the
student should use the original SSN and name.

If the student applies in the following award year using the correct
name and SSN, the records for that year will carry the correct
identifiers.

Correction Applications are not needed except to correct a situation
when two students are using the same social security number.
Correction Applications are obtained by calling the Correction
Applications Coordinator for ED at (202) 260-9988.


PAGE ONE--BACK

The back of page one displays in condensed form every numbered
question from the FAFSA and prints the answer the student gave to
that question or the value the CPS assumed.

EXCEPTION: If the student's application is rejected and an EFC is
not calculated, the back of page one will not have an information
summary, but will contain the FAA Information section instead.
The NSLDS Financial Aid History page will also not appear on a
rejected SAR. Part one of rejected SARs consists of a single, two-
sided page, whereas part one of a non-rejected SAR consists of two
two-sided pages.


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INFORMATION SUMMARIES ON ISIRs

The student's processed application information appears on the
electronic ISIR in a two-column, two-page format with an
abbreviated version of each FAFSA question on the left and the
student's response on the right. Information is divided into sections
like the FAFSA sections, e.g., A. Yourself. Questions are not
numbered individually, but each section heading identifies the range
of FAFSA questions included.

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FAA INFORMATION

An FAA Information section allows the FAA to find every relevant
piece of information about a student's eligibility in one place,
whether on a SAR or ISIR. The formats and content vary
somewhat between the SAR and ISIR, but all codes and flags have
the same meaning wherever they appear.

The FAA Information box on the SAR appears at the end of Part 1,
following the last comment to the student. On the SAR Information
Acknowledgement, a section headed "Processing Results" on the
back of page one contains information and codes for FAAs. On the
ISIR, FAA information is printed on the second page following the
summary of application data. Descriptive labels are intended to help
the FAA identify reject codes, match flags, intermediate values, and
so forth.

Using the SAR information section as a basis, here are identifications
for the codes and flags that appear as FAA Information, reading from
top to bottom for each column. Primary and secondary EFCs and
Intermediate Values will be discussed later.

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COLUMN ONE

Agency Source

The agency source code identifies a FAFSA processor or other
source of the application.

1 Electronic Application
2 Electronic Renewal Application
4 FAFSA Express
5 ACT (American College Testing)
6 I-NET
7 NCS

MDE Record Type

This identifies the type of input that produced a transaction.

Blank Original application
R Renewal application
C Correction application
H History correction
D Duplicate request
S FAFSA Express

Record Type

This code distinguishes an application from a correction that was
made to a prior or existing transaction.

Blank Original application (either FAFSA, Renewal FAFSA, or
FAFSA Express)
C Correction application
H History correction

Verification Type

Blank Not selected for verification
* Student was selected for verification on a transaction later
than this one
99 Student was selected for verification on a transaction prior
to this transaction
A-C, Selected for verification, codes identify criteria for selection
1-37

The codes identified as TSC A through C and TSC 1 through 37
(targeted selection criteria) are used primarily by ED for statistical
and analytic purposes. An FAA only needs to know whether or not a
student's information must be verified. The required documentation
and procedures for the school are the same regardless of the reason
the applicant was selected for verification.

Verification Flag

The verification tracking flag may also be set as A, B, or C, or a
number 1 through 37. See the explanation under Verification Type.

"Verification flag" is connected to the code appearing in "verification
type." Example: If an applicant is selected on the 01 transaction,
"verification type" will carry a code of A through C or 1 through 37
and "verification flag" will be blank. Suppose that verification type is
set to "24" on the 01 transaction. If the applicant then makes a
correction, the 02 transaction will show verification type as
"99"--meaning the applicant was selected on a previous transaction.
The "24" code now appears as the verification flag.

If an applicant was not selected for verification on the 01 transaction
but then is selected on the 02 transaction, an asterisk is automatically
set on the 01 record. If the student requests a duplicate of the 01
transaction (not previously selected), the asterisk appears on the
duplicate SAR as "verification type," and alerts the FAA that the
student was selected for verification on a later transaction.

Pell Digit

The Pell Digit appeared on the SAR Part 3 (Pell Grant Payment
Voucher) until the voucher was eliminated in 1996-97. The
character is derived using a mathematical formula. It is used to
validate a student's identification when entering original student
payment records using the EDExpress software for the electronic and
Floppy Disk methods of reporting Pell payments. The Pell Digit
displayed by the software should match the character printed on the
SAR and ISIR.


COLUMN TWO

Model

D Dependent
I Independent
X Rejected dependent
Y Rejected independent

Duplicate Copy

Blank Not a duplicate SAR
D The SAR was requested as a duplicate copy

SysGen

These codes identify a system-generated transaction that was
initiated by the CPS, rather than resulting from an application or
correction sent to the CPS. The codes show why a record was
automatically generated by the CPS:

Blank Not system-generated
A Applicant released from drug abuse hold file
D Duplicate request, and hold status has changed
H Applicant released from verification hold
L Duplicate request and NSLDS match data have changed
R Applicant processed after rematching
S Duplicate SSN and no activity
Z Reprocessed transaction

Dependency Override

The flag identifies a record that resulted from an application or
correction on which a successful dependency override request was
made. The applications allow an override in only one direction:
from dependent to independent. The SAR and electronic system
allow an FAA to cancel a previous override.

Blank No dependency override
Y FAA override from dependent to independent
N Dependency override cancelled

Special Handling

Blank No special handling
* MDE requested special handling
@ ED requested special handling
P Address too long; requires special handling
L Late processing authorized by ED

*Reprocessing Code (new for 1997-98)

As discussed in the overview, this code will provide information
about batches of records that are reprocessed by the CPS for any
reason. When the SysGen flag is set to "Z," this position will contain
a two-digit number, beginning with "01" and incrementing each time
that a subset of records is reprocessed. Check the SFA BBS for
announcements that will define the reason associated with a
particular code.

COLUMN THREE

FAA Adjustment Flag

The flag indicates that a transaction resulted from a professional
judgment adjustment. Comment 27 also notifies an FAA of this
adjustment. When an FAA requests an adjustment, the CPS always
recalculates the EFC.

Blank No adjustment processed
Y FAA adjustment processed

Reject Reasons

Up to seven reject reason codes can be printed in this position. Refer
to Appendix A for the reject reason codes and the comment numbers
associated with certain types of rejects. As discussed in the
Introduction, one new reject (Reject 4) was added in 1997-98, and
Reject S was changed to Reject 18.

Application Receipt Date

This date shows the date the paper application was received by the
FAFSA processor, or the date an electronic transmission was
received by the CPS. In the paper system, the maximum time
allowed by contract with the processors to enter and transmit the
application data (turnaround time) is 7 days for original applications,
6 days for Renewal Applications, and 5 days for corrections. The
maximum CPS processing turnaround time is 3 days.

These days are defined by the contracts as "work" days (Monday
through Friday), not calendar days. The maximum time allowed
from receipt of an application or correction to mail-out of the
SAR would be 14 work days for original applications, 13 work days
for Renewal Applications, and 12 work days for corrections. These
totals for maximum turnaround time do not include mailing time for
the application or correction to reach the FAFSA Processor or for the
SAR to reach the student.

*Transaction Receipt Date (new for 1997-98)

The date appearing in this position will indicate the date that a
processor or the CPS received the input information that generated
the transaction. As described above, the receipt date for the first
application will be a fixed date; the transaction receipt date, however,
will change each time a new transaction is generated. For example,
a student sends in a Renewal Application that is received by the
FAFSA processor on March 13, 1997. This first transaction SAR
and ISIR would have an Application Receipt Date of March 13, 1997
and also a Transaction Receipt Date of March 13, 1997. The student
then sends in a subsequent original FAFSA on March 23, which
produces an 02 transaction. The 02 SAR and ISIR would keep the
Application Receipt Date of March 13, 1997 but the Transaction
Receipt Date would be March 23, 1997. If the student then mails in
a SAR with corrections and it is received on April 17, the 03
transaction would show an Application Receipt Date of
March 13, 1997 and a Transaction Receipt Date of April 17, 1997.

Subsequent Application Flag

This flag was added in 1996-97 to indicate that a transaction resulted
when a second, or subsequent, application was processed. Except for
address and school choices, the data on the SAR or ISIR generated
by a subsequent application will be the same data the student
submitted on the first application. If a different address and different
school choices are provided, the new information will appear on the
new transaction.

Blank Not a subsequent application
Y Second or later application

Early Analysis Flag

Using FAFSA Express only, a student may indicate that he or she is
applying for early admission for the 1998-99 school year. The
software sets a flag on the student's record that appears in the
FAA Information area. The early analysis indicator will appear on
the SAR and the ISIR, but not on the SAR Information
Acknowledgement. Please note that the early analysis flag does not
invalidate the SAR--it simply notifies the school that a student
checked the early analysis box on a FAFSA Express application. If
the student actually enrolls for the 1997-98 school year, the early
analysis record may be used for that school year.

Blank Not an early analysis student
Y Student indicated early analysis on a FAFSA Express
application

Auto Zero EFC Flag

An applicant who meets certain tax filing and income criteria will
qualify automatically for an expected family contribution figure of
"0." When these criteria are met, the CPS assigns a "0" EFC and
does not perform a calculation; intermediate values do not appear.

Blank Does not meet criteria
Y Student meets automatic zero EFC criteria

SNT Flag

This flag gives information about the Simplified Needs Test
calculation that excludes asset information. It is performed if an
applicant meets certain criteria for tax filing status and income
level.

Blank SNT was not performed
Y SNT was met
N SNT was not met

Pell Eligible Flag

We added this flag to FAA Information to alert schools to an
applicant's Pell Grant eligibility status. A "Y" in this location
confirms that a student's EFC and undergraduate status makes him
or her eligible for a Pell Grant, and that the record has been included
in the payment system database.

Blank Not eligible for a Pell Grant
Y Eligible for a Pell Grant

Match Flags

These alpha or numeric codes show the results of matching the
applicant record with a data base containing information that can
affect eligibility. A detailed discussion about the flags or codes
that will appear in the FAA Information section for the SSN Match
Flag, Selective Service Registration Flag, Selective Service Match
Flag, INS Match Flag, SSA Citizenship Code, NSLDS Match Flag,
and NSLDS Results Flag can be found be found in Appendix B.
Additional information on the NSLDS match can be found in
Appendix C.

The INS Verification Number also appears under the "Match Flags"
heading of FAA Information. The number that will appear in this
position is a 13-digit confirmation number that the INS returns when
a match was conducted. The FAA must use this number when
secondary confirmation is necessary.

The NSLDS Results Flag has appeared in the ISIR layout in previous
years, and beginning in 1997-98 it will also be printed on the SAR,
SAR Information Acknowledgement, and the ISIR. See the
Introduction and Appendices B and C for explanation of the results
flags.

*NSLDS Transaction Number (New for 1997-98)

This code appears at the end of the match flag section, although it is
not a true match flag. We provide the number of the last transaction
on which the student's NSLDS data changed as a signal to the
financial aid administrator to review NSLDS information on a
particular transaction. See the Introduction and Appendix C for
additional information on the NSLDS transaction number.

ISIR FAA Information

FAA Information on the ISIR is formatted a bit differently from the
SAR. In the section titled Office Information, the following
information appears:

OFFICE INFORMATION
PIN
Formula Type
Processed Date
Application Source
Transaction Type
Institution Number
Reject Override Codes
Assumption Override Codes

The student's PIN will appear in this section only for a transaction
type of "0" or "5," when the school receiving the ISIR also entered
the student's application or renewal application data. The PIN will
not appear on an ISIR in other situations. The Formula Type is not
printed on the SAR but does appear on the SAR Information
Acknowledgement since the SAR Information Acknowledgement is
the paper output from an electronic transaction. Other codes in this
section correspond to SAR data, e.g., application source corresponds
to "Agency Source" on the SAR.

"Transaction Type" identifies the source of the transaction.

0 Electronic original application
1 Paper application
2 Electronic correction
3 Electronic duplicate Request
4 Paper correction
5 Electronic renewal application

The "Formula Type" code tells an FAA which formula was used to
calculate the EFC.

1 Full needs test: dependent
2 Full needs test: independent w/o dependents
3 Full needs test: independent with dependents
4 SNT: dependent
5 SNT: independent w/o dependents
6 SNT: independent with dependents

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The Institution Number verifies the identity of the originating
institution. Reject and Assumption Override Codes appear because
the EDExpress software allows an FAA to override certain rejects
that are designated as "verifiable" rejects. It also allows an FAA to
override certain assumptions that the CPS would make about a
student's data when the information appears to be inconsistent. The
Office Information section on the ISIR shows which Reject Override
Codes and which Assumption Override Codes were set on the
transaction.

The ISIR also has FAA Information at the end of the information
summary. The codes appearing on the ISIR are identical to codes
that appear in the SAR FAA Information section except for
"Correction # Applied To," which reports the transaction number
against which an electronic correction was applied.

SAR Information Acknowledgement FAA Information

Because this type of SAR is a paper report to the student, but also an
eligibility document like the correctable SAR and the ISIR, it
contains information for both student and FAA. The intent of this
document is to allow a student to review processing results when the
information was input electronically by the school. The information
section is headed "Processing Results" rather than "FAA
Information."

We have included here all the important match flags showing results
of eligibility matches, as well as other information that an FAA
would need to use the SAR Information Acknowledgement as an
eligibility document.

The comment text printed on the page is a basic set of comments
directed to the student, but the comment codes listed at the bottom of
the section include all SAR/ISIR comments that were generated for
this record.

Primary and Secondary EFCs/Alternate EFCs

Both SAR and ISIR FAA Information sections contain the headings
"Months," "Primary EFC," and "Secondary EFC."

If both a Primary and a Secondary EFC appear, it means the student
qualified for the Simplified Needs Test (SNT) but also provided
information about assets. Two calculations were performed,
producing the Primary EFC (asset information was not included in
the calculation) and the Secondary EFC (asset information was
included in a full-data calculation).

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If only a Primary EFC appears, it means either 1) the student did not
meet the Simplified Needs Test criteria and only the full-data
calculation was done, or 2) the student met the SNT criteria but
provided no asset information, or provided incomplete or
inconsistent asset information and only one calculation could be
performed.

The figures printed for each of the twelve months represent alternate
EFCs that an FAA must use to award aid--other than Federal Pell
Grants--for an academic year that is less than or greater than nine
months. For a dependent student, the alternate EFCs are calculated
by the CPS according to a formula prescribed in the Higher
Education Act of 1965, as amended. For the independent student,
the law does not provide a formula but the CPS calculates a simple
proration of the EFC by month.

Intermediate Compute Values

These abbreviations represent the intermediate steps used in
calculating the EFC. They show the separate components of the
need analysis formula, such as the "employment expense allowance"
or "parents' contribution from assets." These components are defined
in the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The values can be
useful to FAAs in doing recalculations or in making professional
judgment adjustments to data.

Alternate EFCs and intermediate values do not appear on the SAR
Information Acknowledgement, only on the two-part SAR and the
ISIR.

The intermediate values are identified as follows:

TI Total Income
ATI Allowances Against Total Income
STX State and Other Tax Allowance
EA Employment Allowance

IPA Income Protection Allowance
AI Available Income
CAI Contribution from Available Income (Independent Student)
DNW Discretionary Net Worth

APA Education Savings and Asset Protection Allowance
PCA Parents' Contribution from Assets
AAI Adjusted Available Income
TPC Total Parents' Contribution

TSC Total Student's Contribution
PC Parents' Contribution
SIC Dependent Student's Income Contribution
SCA Dependent Student's Contribution from Assets

Detailed information on the need analysis formula and methodology
for calculating the EFC is available in an ED publication titled
EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION (EFC) FORMULAS, 1997-98.

Comment Codes

The last line in FAA Information shows the codes for comments
generated on the record, which are important to the FAA. Standard
comments to the student, where the text is printed on the SAR, are
not included here. FAAs can review the comment codes and not
have to read through every comment provided to the student to find
information requiring FAA action. Up to 20 comment codes may be
printed, and students receiving more than 20 comments will be
rejected (Reject 20).

The EDExpress software allows comment text to be printed out, if
desired, for an ISIR. The SAR Information Acknowledgement, as
mentioned previously, prints the full set of SAR comment CODES
pertaining to that student's electronic record in the "comment code"
section under Processing Results. The comment text printed out on
the page, however, will be taken from the set of seven basic
comments written for the student's information. All comment codes
and text used in 1997-98 are provided in Appendix D. The seven
SAR Information Acknowledgement comments appear on the first
page of Appendix D.


III. CORRECTIONS AND UPDATES

The first step in the application process is sending a student's
application information into the system, and receiving that student's
processed application data back from the system. When data must be
updated under the limited circumstances allowed by regulation, or
must be corrected, additional steps are required.

In the electronic system, changes (corrections or updating) can be
made to any student's record regardless of whether it originally
entered the system as a paper or an electronic application. Both
updates and corrections are referred to as correction transactions.
The electronic correction process requires that signed correction
documentation be maintained by the school that inputs the new
information. Documentation can be a paper SAR or other documents
such as tax returns, a verification worksheet, or a change-of-address
form. The FAA enters the changes on the EDExpress screen,
transmits them to the CPS, and receives an ISIR containing the new
processed data. In this situation, when the input is electronic, the
student receives a SAR Information Acknowledgement.

Part 2 of the SAR is a vehicle for corrections in the paper system.
Students may use the SAR to correct and update their application
information, and mail the SAR to a FAFSA processor for data entry.
After the corrections are processed, the student receives a new
two-part SAR and the schools receive ISIRs.

If a student's application information is not rejected, and for students
receiving Reject 19 only, Part 2 of the SAR is an Information
Review Form (IRVF). A student whose application is rejected for
any other reason receives a Part 2 called the Information Request
Form (IRQF).

On Part 2 of all SARs, the top right corner of each page shows the
date the SAR was processed. The message "BA DEG REC'D" or
"GRAD/PROF" will be printed under the date if either applies to the
student. The student's EFC is printed if the SAR has a calculated
EFC. The student's social security number and PIN appear on the
right side of the page, just above the information columns.

The bottom left of each page in Part 2 has a set of numbers in small
type. On the left appears the SAR sort type/serial number. These
numbers are used by the FAFSA processors to identify and track
individual SARs and groups of applicant records that are sent in
batches to the CPS.

The numbers at the bottom right of the page are the student's original
SSN, the first two letters of the original last name, and the
transaction number. These numbers also appear on Part 1, and are
used by the FAFSA processors to ensure that SAR pages for each
student are collated and packaged correctly.

As mentioned previously, when corrections need to be made to data
reported on the SAR Information Acknowledgement, the student
may have corrections transmitted electronically through EDExpress
at a school, or the student may request a duplicate SAR (which will
be a two-part SAR) and send corrections or updates to a FAFSA
processor using Part 2 of the SAR.

[[The graphic "The SAR, Part 2: Information Review Form" on
page 24 is currently unavailable for viewing on the SFA BBS.
Please reference your paper document or download the pdf files for
additional information.]]

Information Review Form (IRVF)

The IRVF is generated when the student provides enough
information on the FAFSA to allow an official EFC to be calculated.
The IRVF appears as Part 2 on Pell-eligible and Pell-ineligible
SARs. A SAR that receives Reject 19 only (the student is in one of
the Department's hold files) also receives the IRVF as Part 2 but will
not have a calculated EFC. This applicant must resolve the
eligibility problem to be released from the hold file, but otherwise
the information provided on the application appeared complete.
Once an applicant is released from hold, the CPS will produce a
system-generated SAR based on the application information.

Part 2 of the SAR was redesigned for 1997-98, and the Information
Review Form has two columns rather than three columns as in
previous years. The "YOU TOLD US" column shows a shortened
version of each numbered item that corresponds to a question on the
FAFSA, and has printed beneath it the student's response to that
question. The second column, "WRITE IN ONLY NEW OR
CORRECTED INFORMATION" has boxes and ovals that resemble
the answer fields on the FAFSA, and allow the student to indicate or
write in a corrected answer, if necessary.

Items that are highlighted (printed in boldface type) require special
attention. Highlighting means the CPS identified the responses as
questionable or inconsistent with other answers. The CPS may
assume answers to certain questions by comparing them with other
information on the application. Answers might be assumed when the
question was left blank, or a positive number might be assumed
when the answer to an income question was given as a negative
number.

When the CPS assumes an answer, both the reported value
(value = answer) and the assumed value are printed on the SAR. The
word "ASSUMED" will appear in parentheses with the assumed
value. Assumed values are used by the CPS in performing the
calculation and should always be reviewed carefully. If the assumed
values are correct, the student does not need to change them on the
IRVF.

Fields that show assumed values or that trigger certain edits can also
be identified as highlighted items on the ISIR. The fields will have
an "H" printed next to the questioned or assumed item.

The student can always correct other items, if necessary, whether or
not they are highlighted.

[[The graphic "The SAR, Part 2: Information Request Form" on
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Please reference your paper document or download the pdf files for
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Information Request Form (IRQF)

When an applicant receives any reject other than Reject 19, the
resulting SAR will have an Information Request Form (IRQF) as
Part 2 and will not have a calculated EFC. The IRQF requires the
student to correct information and return the SAR to the CPS for
reprocessing.

The redesigned IRQF also has two columns, like the IRVF. The
first, "YOU TOLD US," shows the numbered questions and the
student's response. The second column, "WRITE IN ONLY NEW
OR CORRECTED INFORMATION," provides the same boxes and
ovals as the IRVF for the student to write in a new or corrected
response.

When an item is questioned by the CPS, it will be highlighted
(printed in bold type) and an arrow will print in the "YOU TOLD
US" column pointing to the response field for the questioned item.
This indicates that the student must provide a new answer because
the original response was blank or illegible, and the item is necessary
to perform an EFC calculation. The student may also correct other
items, if necessary, even if they are not highlighted.

At the top of the IRQF are instructions to the student explaining the
meaning of the arrows, and the proper way to verify an answer, fill in
an oval, or to delete an answer. New for 1997-98, the IRQF DOES
NOT have brackets allowing a student to verify an answer by
checking the bracket--To verify, the student must rewrite the same
value in the response fields.

Sometimes students are caught in a reject "loop" because they don't
respond to all of the highlighted and arrowed items to turn off the
reject, or because they provide new information that the edit check
still considers to be inconsistent or questionable.

Parent Information for Independent Students

The SARs for dependent students and for independent students
contain exactly the same sections and numbered items as the FAFSA.
Parent information will be printed in the parent section for an
independent student if the student provided it on the FAFSA.
Students in the health professions are instructed to provide parental
data, because the data are required by many health profession
schools to award Title VII aid. Parental data provided by
independent students will not be subject to any edits, but the data
will appear on the SAR and on ISIRs and be carried forward on all
transactions.

Parental data are always required for dependent students and will be
edited and used in the EFC calculation.

Signatures for SAR Corrections

On the last page of Part 2, a message in the top left corner shows the
address where SAR corrections should be mailed. Each FAFSA
processor has a different address to receive SAR corrections. (See
Appendix E for processors' P.O. Box Numbers.)

In the top right corner of the same page, the student is asked to
certify that any corrections made on Part 2 are accurate and
complete. This statement must be signed by the student. You may
note that the wording of the certification has been changed to the
same wording that appears on the FAFSA. For a dependent student
at least one parent must sign, and for a married, independent student,
the spouse should sign, although it is not required.

Reject 16--Signatures and Certifications

SARs with Reject 16 are mailed to students who submitted their
applications via FAFSA Express, but did NOT follow up with a
signed Signature/Certification page, or the page was incomplete and
could not be processed. If the FAFSA Express record indicates that a
printer was not available to the student, the CPS processes the
FAFSA Express application immediately and mails a Reject 16 SAR.
If the record indicates that a printer was available, the CPS holds the
FAFSA Express transmission for up to 14 calendar days while
waiting for a Signature Page. If a signature is not received in
14 days, the CPS processes the record and sends a Reject 16 SAR.
A Reject 16 SAR will not have a calculated EFC, and on this type of
SAR ONLY, Part 2 will contain the Statement of Educational
Purpose and the Certification Statement on Overpayments and
Defaults.

To receive an EFC calculation, the student must sign Part 2 of a
Reject 16 SAR and return it to the FAFSA processor's address
indicated on the SAR. The student can also make other corrections
to the Reject 16 SAR at the same time, if necessary. By signing and
returning the certification statements along with the application data,
the student completes the application process. Note that Reject 16
may appear with other rejects or highlighted data requiring
correction or verification.

When the student does mail in a Signature Page, an EFC can be
calculated and Reject 16 does not apply.

New for 1997-98: the CPS will send ISIRs for a Reject 16
transaction to schools that the student listed on the FAFSA Express
application, and to state agencies.

SAR Part 2 General Information

On the last page of Part 2, we print important information and
instructions for all students on a page headed "Instructions and
Codes."

Two of the FAFSA questions--course of study and type of
degree/certificate--require the student to enter a code number rather
than a literal response. To assist students in correcting these two
fields, the instruction page provides code lists for the questions.

If corrections are not necessary, the student may retain Part 2 as a
summary of the application questions and responses.

School Use Only Box

An aid administrator can perform a dependency override from
dependent to independent on the SAR by using the "School Use
Only" box at the end of Part 2 (see illustration, next page). This
box is designated "Professional Judgment" to identify the two types
of professional judgment actions a financial aid administrator may
perform, i.e., dependency override or FAA EFC Adjustment. To
perform a dependency override, the FAA fills in the oval marked
"1" on the line labeled D/O (Dependency Override), fills in the
school's six-character Title IV School Code, and signs in the
signature space. Dependency overrides can be performed on either
the IRVF or the IRQF as well as on the FAFSA or Renewal
Application. The SAR also allows an FAA to cancel a dependency
override by filling in oval "2" in the D/O section, and providing the
Title IV School Code and a signature.

The Dependency Override indicator in the FAA Information section
will contain this information: a "Y" if an override from dependent to
independent was performed (comment 164 is triggered); an "N" if a
dependency override was cancelled (comment 165 is triggered); and
"blank" if no action was taken.

If a dependency override action is not performed correctly, the
student receives comment 46.

DEPENDENCY STATUS CHANGES IN THE ELECTRONIC
SYSTEM. The EDExpress software provides a dialogue box
following the student status questions, and asks whether a
dependency override will be performed. At this stage, an FAA may
enter the code to perform the override from dependent to
independent and subsequent screens will bring up only those
questions the independent student must answer.

The other type of Professional Judgment that may be performed
using the School Use Box is a request for a professional judgment
adjustment indicating that the FAA used professional judgment to
make changes to one or more data elements. To indicate the request,
the FAA would fill in the oval marked "FAA EFC Adjustment,"
provide the Title IV School Code and a signature.

The Information Request Form on a rejected SAR (shown below)
does not allow this type of professional judgment adjustment because
the student has not received an EFC. When a professional judgment
request is processed, the resulting SAR or ISIR carries a flag of "Y"
in the "FAA EFC Adjustment Request" location, and a comment
(#27) stating that the record resulted from a professional judgment
action.

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APPENDIX A--REJECT CODES AND REJECT REASONS

Reject Reason Codes

Reject reason codes can be either alpha or numeric. Alpha codes
indicate reject reasons that are verifiable--that is, the student can
verify the questionable data by re-entering the same value, or can
correct it to a different value. Numeric codes are not verifiable--the
questioned data must be corrected or provided. In all reject
situations, the questioned information is highlighted on the SAR and
an EFC is not calculated.

A "verify" action on the SAR will override a CPS edit. For example,
if a student reports an exceptionally large number of family
members, e.g., 20 in the family, the student's application will get
Reject W. The student can verify the information by correcting the
item to the same value, return the SAR for reprocessing, and Reject
W will not be triggered again.

However, if instead of verifying that 20 in the family is correct, the
student changes the 20 to 21, the corrected data will be subject to the
same edits and will hit Reject W again.

In the electronic system, an FAA can override a verifiable reject
(except Reject P) before transmitting the student's data to the CPS if
the FAA knows that the reported information is correct.

Reject codes and reasons, and their associated SAR comment codes,
are listed here in priority order. If a student is rejected for more than
one reason, the codes will also appear in the FAA Information Box
in priority order. The resolution for a rejected SAR is always the
responsibility of the student, not the institution, and the SAR
comment generated by the reject explains what action must be taken.


Reject Code SAR Comment Code(s) Condition

19 8, 9, 18, 56 Student on verification
or drug abuse hold file

2 n/a Incomplete application(student
did not provide income
information)

3 n/a Incomplete Renewal
Application (student did not
provide taxable income
information)

20 76 Too many comments

1 n/a Simplified needs test not met,
and all asset information is
blank

17 68 Citizenship information blank
or "No"

13 82 Both first and last names
are blank

N 82 Either first or last name is
blank

18 24 Social security number
not on SSA data base

P 23 Social security number
not within valid range

5 n/a Date of birth is blank or
invalid

4 n/a Date of birth year equal to
current year

B n/a Independent student, date
of birth equal to or later
than September 1, 1980,
and not current year

12 81 Any field needed for
calculation is illegible

10 n/a Marital status and number
of family members are blank

W n/a Questionable number of
family members

11 89, 99 Not married, but two incomes
reported


6 91, 93 NOT MARRIED, BUT TWO
EXPECTED YEAR
INCOMES REPORTED
(NOT USED IN 1997-98)

26-32 92 Negative asset value, or blank
46-52 92 asset value with positive asset
debt

U n/a Real estate/investment debt
greater than value
(parents/independent student)

G n/a Real estate/investment debt
greater than value (dependent
student)

15 108 Unsigned SAR, or parent did
not sign dependent student's
application

16 110, 111 Unsigned FAFSA Express
application


Italics indicate a reject code for expected year income, which is not
used in 1997-98.


APPENDIX B--DATA BASE MATCHES AND MATCH FLAGS

For the 1997-98 cycle, we are providing a new, expanded chart
showing match flags for all the matches, the reasons associated with
these match results, the number and text of the SAR/ISIR comment
that is triggered, and information on what action the institution needs
to take when resolution of a match problem is required.

For the NSLDS match, we have also shown the relationship between
the NSLDS Match Flag and the new NSLDS Results Flag. For
further information on the NSLDS Financial Aid History Information
Summary that appears on the SAR and ISIR, please see Appendix C.

HOW TO USE THE CHART

The information is provided for you to use as a quick reference.
chapter 2 of the Student Financial Assistance Handbook contains
more detailed information about student eligibility and the action
need to resolve discrepancies found in the data matches.

A flag of "C" is an indicator that institutional resolution is required.
The "C" flag will be printed on the SAR next to the EFC if any of the
conditions described in the chart are met.

NOTE: Some of these conditions (as indicated) will generate a
rejected record. An EFC does not print on rejected records.
Therefore, although resolution is required, a "C" code will not be
printed on the SAR.

* = that a match flag value is not generated for cases that were
not/could not be sent to the matching agency.

[[The match charts on pages B-2 through page B-22 are currently
unavailable for viewing on the SFA BBS. Please reference your
paper document or download the pdf files for additional
information.]]


APPENDIX C--NSLDS FINANCIAL AID HISTORY/NSLDS
MATCH FLAGS

NSLDS MATCH

As mentioned in the introduction, the NSLDS Financial Aid History
Information Summary that appears on the SAR and ISIR has been
revised for the 1997-98 cycle to provide more comprehensive
financial aid information.

To summarize the changes made for 1997-98: All indicator flags
now contain a value. Pending disbursement information will be
provided for aggregate amounts. The "First Disbursement Prior to
7/1/87" field has been deleted for Federal Perkins Loans. The
sections for most recent loans and defaulted loans will now display
up to six loan records each, provide information on FISL loans, and
indicate when additional loans exist. The column headings for these
sections have been standardized so the same information is provided
for every loan record.

Although NSLDS match flags and results flags do not appear on the
Financial Aid History summary page, the flags will be printed in the
FAA Information sections on 1997-98 SARs and ISIRs. These flags
are described in the Introduction to this guide and in the chart in this
Appendix.

Details of the changes made to the NSLDS Financial Aid History
Information Summary follow. A mockup of the 1997-98 NSLDS
Financial Aid History page, as it will appear in the SAR, follows as
Page C-5.

WHEN NSLDS PAGE/INFORMATION APPEARS

As mentioned in the discussion of the SAR-Part 1, the NSLDS
Financial Aid History information for both SARs and ISIRs will be
included with a student's record only when certain conditions apply.
If a student's record is rejected for any reason, the SAR will not
include a page for NSLDS information (only an NSLDS Results Flag
of "1" will generate the NSLDS information page) . All rejected
SARs, Part 1, consist of a single sheet of paper (two-sided),
containing the SAR comments and the FAA Information section.
The summary of application information and the NSLDS Financial
Aid History page will not be printed for rejected SARs/ISIRs.

If the student's record is not rejected, the NSLDS page/information
may be absent from the record for other reasons: the student may
have no previous loan history, the NSLDS data may not be relevant,
or the match was incomplete and we could not reliably identify the
student. If data are not sent to the CPS, we will not include the
NSLDS page/information on that record. It is necessary to review
the match flags and results flags together to understand each
situation.

The chart in Appendix B displays the various combinations of the
NSLDS Match Flags and NSLDS Results Flags and indicates in
which situations data are sent from NSLDS to the CPS and when
resolution is required by the school.

FLAGS (UPPER SECTION)

All "Yes-No" fields in the section at the top of the Financial Aid
History page showing Overpayments, Defaulted Loans, and Active
Bankruptcy will display a value of either "Y" or "N." Previously a
blank in this area was used to indicate "No."

AGGREGATE AMOUNTS

For 1997-98, NSLDS will provide Pending Disbursement
information. The amount of pending disbursement is calculated by
subtracting the outstanding principal balance and the amount
cancelled, if any, from the amount of the loan. Calculations will
only be reported for subsidized and unsubsidized loans with an ID
status and Date of Guaranty and First Disbursement Date that is no
more than one year before the date the application was matched with
NSLDS. The "Total" reported in this section is the sum of the
outstanding principal balance plus the pending disbursement. Loans
paid in full, discharged, or fully cancelled will be excluded from this
calculation.

Aggregate amounts show outstanding principal balances for three
classes of loans. The aggregate for subsidized loans is the
cumulative outstanding principal balance for Stafford Subsidized
(SF) and Direct Stafford Subsidized (D1) Loans. The aggregate for
unsubsidized loans is the cumulative outstanding principal balance of
Stafford Unsubsidized (SU) and Direct Stafford Unsubsidized (D2)
Loans, SLS (SL) Loans, and Refinance (RF) Loans. The aggregate
for consolidated loans is the cumulative outstanding principal
balance of Federal Consolidation (CL), Federal Direct Consolidation
Unsubsidized (D5) and Federal Direct Consolidation Subsidized
(D6) Loans.

FEDERAL PERKINS LOANS

The Federal Perkins Loans section will display the same information
as reported in the 1996-97 Financial Aid History, except that "First
Disbursements Prior to 7/1/87" will no longer be reported. In this
section, the First Disbursement Prior to 10/1/92 and the Expanded
Loan Flag Option will always display a "Y" or "N." The Perkins
Cumulative Loan Amount and Current Year (1997-98) Loan Amount
fields will also always display a value, either a dollar amount, if one
exists, or a "zero."

MOST RECENT LOANS

The third section from the top of the page will display up to six of
the student's most recent FFEL, FISL, or Direct Loans, reported in
descending order with the most recent loan appearing in the first
position. If more than one loan has the same beginning date, the first
loan printed will be the loan with the largest outstanding principal
balance. (Note that the mockup in this Appendix displays "Perkins,"
although Perkins Loans will not be reported in this area.) If more
than six loans exist in NSLDS, the bottom of this section will display
a message stating "Access NSLDS for additional loan records."

FFELP and Direct Loans that are paid in full, discharged, or fully
cancelled will not be reported in this section.

DEFAULTED LOANS

The last section on the page reports up to six defaulted loans for the
FFEL, FISL, Direct Loan, and Federal Perkins Loan programs. If
more than six defaulted loans exist, the message to "Access NSLDS
for more records" will print at the bottom of the section.

Unlike last year, loans with DD (Defaulted then died) and DE
(Death) status will be reported in the "Defaulted Loan" section.
Please contact the current loan holder for resolution.

The defaulted loans will appear in this section in descending order
with the most severe defaulted loan in the first position, i.e., the first
loan would DD (Defaulted then died) and DE (Death), followed by
DL, DU, DT, DW, DB and DO. A chart of the loan status codes is
also included in this appendix.

Please note that some overlap in reporting may occur. A defaulted
loan may appear in the Most Recent Loan section because it is a
recent loan, and a recent loan may also be in default.

See Appendix C-6--8 for the Loan Status Code and Eligibility Chart.

STANDARDIZED INFORMATION

The information appearing in the most recent loans and the defaulted
loans sections has been standardized: each loan type displays a status
code, status "as of" date, outstanding balance and "as of" date. The
columns for each loan type display the GA code, school code,
current holder, and region code. The "School Code" is the OPE ID.
The "Current Holder" will display either the servicer code or the
lender code, depending upon the type of loan. For a defaulted
Federal Perkins Loan, "Current Holder" will be blank because the
current holder code and school code are the same.

This Appendix includes lists of the Direct Loan Servicer codes (C-9),
the FFELP servicer codes (C-10), the FFELP Guaranty Agency
Codes (C-11) and selected FFELP Lender Codes (C-12 to C-16, and
Contact Information (C-17).

NSLDS TRANSACTION NUMBER

An NSLDS Transaction Number will be added to the SAR/ISIR in
1997-98. This number is separate from the current CPS (SAR/ISIR)
transaction number and alerts the Financial Aid Administrator (FAA)
that something has changed in a student's NSLDS Financial Aid
History.

For example, on the first 1997-98 CPS SAR/ISIR transaction (01),
the NSLDS transaction number will also be "01." When a SAR/ISIR
02 transaction resulting from a subsequent application or a correction
is processed, the student's record is matched again with NSLDS. If
the NSLDS information for that student is unchanged, the NSLDS
transaction number will continue to be reported as 01. If a further
correction is processed and a SAR/ISIR 03 transaction is created,
current NSLDS information is again compared to the previous
transaction. If the data differ, the NSLDS transaction number will be
set to 03 to reflect that there has been a change in the NSLDS data
since the SAR/ISIR 02 transaction. In this example, the FAA should
review NSLDS data.

This NSLDS Transaction Number is triggered when any item that
appears in the NSLDS Financial Aid History changes, when it is
compared with data on the previous transaction. This means that a
change to a date or a loan amount, as well as a flag, can trigger a new
NSLDS Transaction Number.

NEW NSLDS MATCH FLAG

As mentioned in the Introduction, we have added a new NSLDS
Match Flag of "7" to indicate that the student's SSN was found in
NSLDS but neither the first name nor the date of birth matched.
Because the student's identity was not reliably confirmed, the
NSLDS data will not be passed to the CPS. This match flag will be
combined with a results flag of "3" and will trigger a "C" flag on the
SAR and ISIR and SAR/ISIR comment #138.

To assist schools in resolving this situation, the NSLDS borrower
tracking function has been enhanced to allow on-line access using
the SSN only and can be used to retrieve the record with the
matching SSN. This will help you determine whether that SSN
belongs to the student you are assisting. You can also learn which
data provider supplied the conflicting SSN information and contact
the provider directly to resolve the discrepancy. Once the
discrepancy is resolved, you do not need to wait for NSLDS to be
updated before continuing the award process.

If the match failure involves a mismatch on first name or date of
birth, for example, if the student used a nickname or entered the
date of birth incorrectly, see Dear Colleague Letter GEN-96-13,
Q&A #26 for guidance.

NSLDS RESULTS FLAGS

Four flags that give specific details about the results of the NSLDS
match will appear in the FAA Information sections on the SAR, the
SAR Information Acknowledgement, and the hardcopy ISIR in
1997-98. These flags are not new, but previously appeared only in
the ISIR record layout and not on the output documents.

A flag of "1" means that the reported SSN was matched and
confirmed with the NSLDS; NSLDS data were sent to the CPS and
will appear on the SAR and ISIR. Schools are responsible for using
this information when determining eligibility for Title IV aid.

A flag of "2" means that the student's SSN was found in the NSLDS
but the match could not be confirmed using either the first name or
date of birth. This results flag will generate comment code #138,
informing the student and school that the problem must be resolved
before Title IV aid can be paid. See Dear Colleague Letter
(GEN-96-13) Q&A #26 for further discussion of this issue.

A flag of "3" means that the reported SSN was not found in the
NSLDS. This results flag will generate comment code 140 and a
school may assume that the student had not received any previous
Title IV loans unless the school is aware of conflicting information.

A flag of "4" means that the reported SSN was found (full match on
SSN and either the date of birth, the first name, or both) and
confirmed in the NSLDS, but there were no relevant data to print on
the NSLDS page. For example, the only data in the NSLDS were a
prior year's Pell disbursement or one or more loans that had been
fully repaid or discharged. This results flag will generate comment
code 137.

[[The sample "NSLDS Financial Aid History" on page C-5 is
currently unavailable for viewing on the SFA BBS. Please reference
your paper document for additional information.]]

[[The "Loan Status Codes and Eligibility Chart" on pages C-6
through C-8 is currently unavailable for viewing on the SFA BBS.
Please reference your paper document or download the pdf files for
additional information.]]

FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN SERVICERS

Code: Name: Phone No.:

000100 Direct Loan Servicing Center,
Utica, NY 800-848-0979

000200 Direct Loan Servicing Center,
Madison, WI TBA

000300 Direct Loan Servicing Center,
Louisville, KY TBA

000400 Direct Loan Servicing Center,
Indianapolis, IN TBA


[[The charts "FFELP Loan Servicers" on page C-10, "FFELP
Guaranty Agencies" on page C-11, "Selected FFELP Lenders" on
pages C-12 through C-16, and "Contact Information & Fields
Associated With Loan Status" on page C-17 are currently
unavailable for viewing on the SFA BBS. Please reference your
paper document or download the pdf files for additional
information.]]


APPENDIX D--1997-98 SAR COMMENT CODES AND TEXT
INFORMATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Student's Comment Text


01 We have processed your application for Federal student aid, or
the correction that you submitted electronically through your
school. On the back of this page we printed the information
we received and a summary of the results of processing that
information. We may have assumed certain information to
calculate your eligibility for Federal student aid. We printed
any assumptions we made and the word "assumed" for those
items on the back of this page. Contact your Financial Aid
Administrator (FAA) if:

- the assumptions we made are not correct,
- you need to make other corrections,
- we indicate below that we need more information to
determine your eligibility,
- we indicate below you are selected for verification, or
- we indicate below you must work with your FAA to resolve
some eligibility issues.

02 You need to give us more information before we can
determine your eligibility for Federal student aid.

03 If all the information on this Student Aid Report is correct, you
may be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant and other
Federal student aid in 1997-98. Your FAA will determine
whether you meet all other requirements to receive aid. The
amount of aid will depend on the cost of attendance at your
school, your enrollment status, Congressional budget
restrictions, and other factors.

04 Based on the information you gave us, you are not eligible for
a Federal Pell Grant. However, you may be eligible for other
types of aid.

05 Your application has been selected for review in a process
called verification. You must submit to your school signed
copies of certain 1996 documents.

06 You must work with your FAA to resolve some issues before
the FAA can determine if you are eligible to receive Federal
financial aid.

07 You must resolve some issues before we can determine your
eligibility for Federal student aid. Unless you are completing
verification, it may be too late for you to make corrections or
give us any more information this year. If you are still
completing verification and you need to correct your Student
Aid Report (SAR), contact the FAA at your school for
assistance. We must have your corrected SAR no later than
August 14, 1998.


APPENDIX D--1997-98 SAR/ISIR COMMENT CODES AND TEXT
Two-Part SAR


001 As you requested, this is a copy of the Student Aid Report
(SAR) we processed on . No information has been changed.

002 You indicated on your FAFSA Express application that you
were applying for "early analysis" and would not enroll in
college before July 1, 1998. If this is not correct, contact your
FAA.

003 This Student Aid Report (SAR) is a result of corrections to data
entered incorrectly.

004 N/A

005 N/A

006 Read this letter carefully and review each item on Part 2 of this
Student Aid Report (SAR). Follow the instructions at the top
of Part 2 and in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) instruction booklet to help you make corrections. For
additional help with your SAR, contact your Financial Aid
Administrator (FAA).

007 This Student Aid Report (SAR) has been produced because
your verification issue has been resolved.

008 Your application cannot be processed until you have given us
additional information. You must contact the U.S. Department
of Education by calling 202-708-4766, or by writing to: U.S.
Department of Education, Student Financial Assistance
Programs, Student Receivables Division, 7th and D
Streets, SW, ROB-3, Room 5118, Washington, DC
20202-5320. Include with your letter a copy of your SAR and
your current address and telephone number (including the area
code).

009 Your application cannot be processed because our records
indicate that you are currently being denied aid due to a
debarment and suspension action. If you wish to contest this
finding, please contact the Debarment and Suspension
Specialist, U.S. Department of Education, 202-708-5129,
within 30 days after the date you submit this SAR to your
school.

010 N/A

011 N/A

012 N/A

013 You tried to change your social security number. The Social
Security Administration already verified that this social
security number belongs to you. If you need assistance, see
your FAA.

014 Records indicate that you received Federal student aid in a
prior school year, but may not have registered with Selective
Service as required. Your Selective Service registration status
must be confirmed before you can receive any additional aid.
If you are already registered, are exempt from registration, or
are not required to register, contact Selective Service at
847-688-6888. Otherwise, if you have not yet reached age 26,
you should register at your local post office.

015 N/A

Note: THROUGHOUT THIS SECTION, ITALICS REPRESENT
COMMENTS ON EXPECTED YEAR INCOME
INFORMATION.
THESE COMMENTS ARE NOT USED IN 1997-98.
COMMENTS WITH CODES MARKED AS N/A ARE
RESERVED, AND NOT USED IN 1997-98.

1997-98 ISIR COMMENT TEXT AND CODES ARE
IDENTICAL, BUT REFERENCES ARE TO THE ISIR
RATHER THAN THE SAR

016 You reported a total income for your parents that appears to be
unusually low. Review the boldface items in Section F on
Part 2 of your SAR and make corrections if necessary.

017 You reported a total expected 1997 income for your parents
that appears to be unusually low. Review the boldface items
in Section I on Part 2 of your SAR and make corrections if
necessary.

018 Your application cannot be processed until you have resolved
a prior year verification overpayment. Contact the U.S.
Department of Education by calling 202-708-4766, or by
writing to: U.S. Department of Education, Student
Financial Assistance Programs, Student Receivables Division,
7th and D Streets, SW, ROB-3, Room 5118, Washington, DC
20202-5320. Include with your letter a copy of this SAR and
your current address and telephone number (including the area
code).

019 N/A

020 We determined your eligibility by using a simplified
calculation. We could not provide a full data calculation
because of incomplete or inconsistent information. To get a
full data calculation, you must complete or correct the
items in boldface type on Part 2 of your SAR

021 You reported a total income for yourself that appears to be
unusually low. Review the boldface items in Section F on
Part 2 of your SAR and make corrections if necessary.

022 YOU REPORTED A TOTAL EXPECTED 1997 INCOME
FOR YOURSELF THAT APPEARS TO BE UNUSUALLY
LOW. REVIEW THE BOLDFACE ITEMS IN SECTION I
ON PART 2 OF YOUR SAR AND MAKE CORRECTIONS
IF NECESSARY.

023 It appears that the social security number you reported on your
application is not a valid social security number. See your
FAA for assistance.

024 The Social Security Administration (SSA) did not confirm that
the social security number you reported on your aid
application is valid. If you believe that the number you
reported is correct, you must contact an SSA office to
resolve this problem. If you determine that the social security
number you reported on your aid application is not correct,
you should correct your social security number in Item 8 on
your SAR.

025 N/A

026 Selective Service records indicate that you are not required to
be registered with them until within 30 days of your 18th
birthday. If you have not yet initiated the registration process,
you may either check the "Yes" box for Item 105 on Part 2 of
your SAR or obtain and complete a Selective Service
Registration form, available at your local post office. If you
have already requested that you be registered, they will process
your request 30 days prior to your 18th birthday.

027 This report was produced in response to your Financial Aid
Administrator's (FAA's) use of professional judgement to
ADJUST your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

028 We have forwarded your name to Selective Service for
registration, as you requested. They will process your
registration request 30 days prior to your 18th birthday.

029 Your registration or your exemption status has been confirmed
by Selective Service.

030 The Selective Service reported that you have not registered
with them. If you are female or were born before 1960,
disregard this comment. Otherwise, a male who is required to
register with Selective Service must be registered before aid
can be disbursed. If you have not yet registered, are male, and
are 18 through 25 years of age, you must either check the
"Yes" box for Item 105 on Part 2 of your SAR, or obtain and
complete a Selective Service Registration form, available at
your local post office. If you believe you have already
registered or are exempt, please contact the Selective Service
at 847-688-6888 to resolve any problems regarding your
registration status.

031 We have forwarded your name to Selective Service for
registration, as you requested.

032 Because of processing problems we were unable to conduct a
match to verify your registration status with Selective Service.
If you are female or were born before 1960, disregard this
comment. Otherwise, a male who is required to register with
Selective Service must verify he is registered before aid can be
disbursed. If you are registered, you will receive a letter of
confirmation from the Selective Service within two weeks. If
you are not registered, are male, and are 18 through 25 years
of age, you must either check the "Yes" box for Item 105 on
Part 2 of your SAR, or obtain and complete a Selective Service
Registration form, available at your local post office. If you
believe you are registered and do not receive a letter of
confirmation, or are exempt, contact Selective Service at
847-688-6888.

033 We could not send your name to Selective Service as you
requested because you did not give us enough information, or
because you are past the age limit for registration. If you are
at least 18 but not yet 26, you may register by checking
the "Yes" box for Item 105 on your SAR. You must also
provide information for Items 1, 2, and 9. You may also
register by obtaining and completing a Selective Service
Registration form, available at your local post office. If you
are a male who has reached age 26, you cannot use the SAR to
register. You must contact Selective Service at 847-688-6888
to resolve your registration status before you can receive
Federal student aid. You are exempt from registering if born
before 1960.

034 THIS REPORT WAS PRODUCED IN RESPONSE TO
YOUR REQUEST FOR A SPECIAL CONDITION
CALCULATION.

035 FOR YOUR FAA'S INFORMATION, WE HAVE
PROVIDED AN EXPECTED FAMILY
CONTRIBUTION (EFC) CALCULATION BASED ON
YOUR EXPECTED 1997 INCOME.

036 WE COULD NOT PROCESS YOUR REQUEST FOR A
SPECIAL CONDITION CALCULATION. EITHER
YOU DID NOT PROVIDE YOUR EXPECTED 1997
INCOME, OR YOUR FAA DID NOT COMPLETE THE
NECESSARY INFORMATION IN THE SCHOOL USE BOX.
CONTACT YOUR FAA FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE.

037 We were unable to complete your registration with Selective
Service. If you wish to register and you have not yet reached
age 26, you must either check the "Yes" box for Item 105 on
your SAR, or complete a Selective Service Registration form,
available at your local post office.

038 N/A

039 N/A

040 This Student Aid Report (SAR) is in response to the student
aid application you submitted. You had already sent an
application that is on file. This SAR contains the same
information as the SAR you received from your previous
application. We only made changes to the address or
institutions. If you need to make changes to your information,
you should make them to this SAR by following the
instructions at the top of Part 2 and in the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) instruction booklet. For
additional help with your SAR, contact your Financial Aid
Administrator (FAA).

041 N/A

042 N/A

043 N/A

044 We could not process your FAA's request for an
ADJUSTMENT to your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
Either you did not provide corrections to your financial
information, or your FAA did not complete the School Use
Box on Part 2 of your SAR. As a result, we only made
changes to your name and address if requested. No changes to
financial information were made. Contact your FAA for
further assistance.

045 This SAR contains information that was corrected from your
previous SAR. Your Financial Aid Administrator provided a
signature and/or a Title IV School Code number in the School
Use Only box, but did not check the box to request a
professional judgment adjustment. Therefore we cannot
determine whether the changes made were student corrections
or FAA adjustments.

046 We could not process your FAA's request to perform or cancel
a DEPENDENCY OVERRIDE. Your FAA did not provide
the necessary information. Contact your FAA for further
assistance.

047 We need you to give us more information so that we can
determine your eligibility for Federal student aid. REVIEW
ALL OF THE INFORMATION on Part 2, the Information
Request Form, and respond to each of the items in bold. After
making all necessary corrections, you and your parent must
sign the Certification at the end of Part 2. You may take Part 2
of your SAR to one of the schools you have listed on the SAR
to have the FAA submit your corrections electronically. Or
you may send Part 2 of your SAR to the address next to the
Certification (keep all other parts for your records). You
will receive a new SAR in about 4 weeks.

048 We need you to give us more information so that we can
determine your eligibility for Federal student aid. REVIEW
ALL OF THE INFORMATION on Part 2, the Information
Request Form, and respond to each of the items in bold. After
making all necessary corrections, you and your parent must
Sign the Certification at the end of Part 2 and send it to the
address next to the Certification (keep all other parts for your
records). You will receive a new SAR in about 4 weeks.

049 We need you to give us more information so that we can
determine your eligibility for Federal student aid. REVIEW
ALL OF THE INFORMATION on Part 2, the Information
Request Form, and respond to each of the items in bold. After
making all necessary corrections, you and your parent must
sign the Certification at the end of Part 2. Check with the
school you are planning to attend to see if the corrections can
be submitted electronically. If not, you may send Part 2 of
your SAR to the address next to the Certification (keep all other
parts for your records). You will receive a new SAR in about 4
weeks.

050 We need you to give us more information so that we can
determine your eligibility for Federal student aid. REVIEW
ALL OF THE INFORMATION on Part 2, the Information
Request Form, and respond to each of the items in bold. After
making all necessary corrections, you (and your spouse) must
sign the Certification at the end of Part 2. You may take Part 2
of your SAR to one of the schools you have listed on the SAR
to have the FAA submit your corrections electronically. Or
you may send Part 2 of your SAR to the address next to the
Certification (keep all other parts for your records). You will
receive a new SAR in about 4 weeks.

051 We need you to give us more information so that we can
determine your eligibility for Federal student aid. REVIEW
ALL OF THE INFORMATION on Part 2, the Information
Request Form, and respond to each of the items in bold. After
making all necessary corrections, you (and your spouse) must
sign the Certification at the end of Part 2 and send it to the
address next to the Certification (keep all other parts for your
records). You will receive a new SAR in about 4 weeks.

052 We need you to give us more information so that we can
determine your eligibility for Federal student aid. REVIEW
ALL OF THE INFORMATION on Part 2, the Information
Request Form, and respond to each of the items in bold. After
making all necessary corrections, you (and your spouse) must
sign the Certification at the end of Part 2. Check with the
school you are planning to attend to see if the corrections can
be submitted electronically. If not, you may send Part 2 of
your SAR to the address next to the Certification (keep all other
parts for your records). You will receive a new SAR in about 4
weeks.

053 N/A

054 N/A

055 Your denial of benefits under the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of
1988 has been resolved and processing of your student aid
application may continue. However, you must submit
documentation to your FAA from the Department of
Education's Drug Enforcement and Compliance
Monitoring Office that shows what aid you may be
eligible to receive.

056 Your application cannot be processed because our records
indicate that you are currently being denied aid from one or
more Title IV Federal assistance programs by court order under
terms of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. If you wish to
contest this finding, contact the Specialist for Drug
Enforcement and Compliance Monitoring, U.S. Department of
Education, 202-708-5129, within 30 days after the date you
submit this SAR to your school.

057 N/A

058 Because of processing problems, we were unable to determine
from the Social Security Administration if the social security
number you reported on your application belongs to you. To
receive Federal student aid, you must provide current proof to
your FAA that the social security number in Item 8 is yours.

059 We could not determine from the Social Security
Administration if the social security number you reported
belongs to you because you did not give us your last name or
date of birth. Correct Items 1 and/or 9 on your SAR.

060 The date of birth you reported on your application is
inconsistent with the Social Security Administration's records.

061 According to Social Security Administration (SSA) records,
the name you reported on your application does not correspond
with the social security number you provided in Item 8. You
should review Items 1, 2, 3, and 8 on this SAR. If all of these
items are correct, you must contact an SSA office to resolve
this problem. If you find that Items 1, 2, or 3 are incorrect, you
should make corrections on your SAR where appropriate. If
you determine that Item 8 is incorrect, you should contact your
FAA to determine if you should correct your social security
number on your SAR or file a new application.

062 In addition, the Social Security Administration could not
confirm your claim of U.S. citizenship because of their
question about your social security number, name, or date of
birth

063 As we have indicated on your previous SAR, the date of birth
you reported on your application is inconsistent with the Social
Security Administration's records.

064 As we have indicated on your previous SAR, the name you
reported on your application does not correspond with the
social security number you provided in Item 8. You should
review Items 1, 2, 3, and 8 on this SAR. If all of these items
are correct, you must contact a Social Security Administration
office to resolve this problem. If Items 1, 2, or 3 are incorrect,
you should make corrections on your SAR where appropriate.
If you determine that Item 8 is incorrect, you should contact
your FAA to determine if you should correct your social
security number on your SAR or file a new application.

065 N/A

066 N/A

067 N/A

068 You did not indicate on your application that you are a U.S.
citizen or an eligible noncitizen. To be eligible to receive
Federal student aid, a student must be--

(1) A U.S. citizen (or U.S. National), or
(2) An eligible noncitizen, such as a U.S. permanent resident
or a resident of certain Pacific Islands, or
(3) An eligible noncitizen as determined by the Department
of Education

069 You reported in Item 32 that you were an undergraduate
student. This conflicts with the information you reported in
Items 19 and/or 42.

070 Your answers to Items 19 and 42 show that you will either
have a bachelor's degree by July 1, 1997 or you will be a
Graduate/Professional student in 1997-98. Graduate students
are eligible for most types of Federal aid, but not the Federal
Pell Grant. Please review your answers to Items 19 and 42 and
make any corrections if necessary. See your FAA to
determine what types of aid you may be able to receive.

071 You did not indicate whether you will have a bachelor's degree
by July 1, 1997 or if you will be a Graduate/Professional
student in 1997-98. After correcting Items 19 and 42, see
your FAA to determine what types of aid you may be able
to receive.

072 Your answers to Items 19 and 42 do not appear to agree.
Please review your answers to Items 19 and 42 and make any
corrections if necessary. Then see your FAA to determine
what types of aid you may be able to receive.

073 You did not tell us your state of legal residence. To calculate
your eligibility for Federal student aid, we assumed that your
state of legal residence is the same as your mailing state (for
independent students) or your parents' state (for dependent
students whose mailing state is blank). If this assumption is
wrong, correct Item 11 by entering your two-character state
code.

074 The date you reported in Item 18 as the date you were married,
separated, divorced, or widowed does not appear to be correct.
Review this information and provide the correct month and
year that your marital status changed.

075 You changed your marital status to "married." You are
required to report marital status as of the date that you signed
your original student aid application, and you should not
update this item if you get married during the 1997-98 school
year. Review your response and make sure it is correct.

076 We could not determine your eligibility for Federal student aid
based on the information you reported on your Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Take both
parts of this Student Aid Report (SAR) to the Financial
Aid Administrator (FAA) at your school to get help correcting
your information.

077 N/A

078 Due to special circumstances, permission has been granted by
the U.S. Department of Education to process your application
after the June 30, 1998 deadline.

079 N/A

080 A student aid application was recently submitted to us by
someone from this address. It appears that an incomplete
name was provided on the application or on the envelope. The
applicant should review Items 1 and 2 on Part 2 of the SAR
and provide his or her full name. If the applicant does not
have both a first and a last name, draw a line through the
answer area for the blank name.

081 We could not understand some of the information you
submitted. We have printed question marks (?????) in the
"You told us" column for those items we didn't understand.
You must correct those items.

082 A student aid application was recently submitted to us by
someone from this address. No name was provided on the
application or on the envelope. The applicant must provide his
or her full name in Items 1 and 2 on Part 2 of the SAR.

083 Our records show that the Social Security Number (SSN) you
reported is being reported by someone else. Please see your
FAA to determine if you need to correct your SAR.

084 Our records show that the Social Security Number (SSN) you
reported is being reported by someone else. Please see your
FAA to determine if you need to make a correction to your
SAR.

085 You didn't tell us whether your parents filed a U. S. income tax
form for 1996, so we assumed your parent(s) did or will file a
1996 U.S. income tax return. If this assumption is not correct,
enter code "5" (Will not file) in Item 65 on Part 2 of your
SAR. Also correct Items 66 through 68, if needed.

086 WE ASSUMED YOUR PARENT(S) WILL FILE A 1997 U.S
INCOME TAX RETURN. IF THIS IS NOT CORRECT,
CONTACT YOUR FAA FOR ASSISTANCE

087 You didn't tell us whether your parents filed a U.S. income tax
form for 1996, so we assumed your parent(s) did not and will
not file a 1996 U.S. income tax return. If this assumption is
not correct, enter the appropriate code number for the form
your parents will file in Item 65 on Part 2 of your SAR. Also
correct Items 66 through 68, if needed.

088 YOU REPORTED AS ZERO, OR LEFT BLANK, SOME OF
THE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PARENTS'
EXPECTED 1997 INCOME. WE ASSUMED YOUR
PARENT(S) WILL NOT FILE A 1997 U.S. INCOME TAX
RETURN. CORRECT ITEMS 111 THROUGH 116 ON
PART 2 OF YOUR SAR IF THIS ASSUMPTION IS NOT
CORRECT.

089 You reported incomes for both parents. However, you
reported or we assumed that they are Please review Items 48,
69, and 70 and report the marital status and income for only
the parent(s) who support(s) you.

090 N/A

091 YOU REPORTED EXPECTED INCOMES FOR BOTH
YOUR PARENTS. HOWEVER, YOU REPORTED OR WE
ASSUMED THAT THEY ARE PLEASE REVIEW
ITEMS 48, 111, AND 112, AND REPORT THE MARITAL
STATUS AND EXPECTED INCOME FOR ONLY THE
PARENT(S) WHO WILL SUPPORT YOU.

092 You reported a blank or a negative amount, which we cannot
accept, in at least one field on your application. Please
respond to the items in boldface type.

093 YOU REPORTED EXPECTED 1997 INCOME FOR A
SPOUSE. HOWEVER, YOU REPORTED OR WE
ASSUMED THAT YOUR MARITAL STATUS IS
YOU SHOULD REPORT EXPECTED 1997 INCOME FOR
A SPOUSE ONLY IF YOU ARE MARRIED. IF YOU ARE
MARRIED, WRITE "MARRIED" IN ITEM 17 ON PART 2
OF YOUR SAR. IF YOU ARE UNMARRIED OR WERE
MARRIED, BUT THE DIVORCE, SEPARATION, OR
DEATH OF YOUR SPOUSE OCCURRED BEFORE
YOU APPLIED FOR STUDENT AID, CORRECT ITEM 112.
ALSO REVIEW ITEM 111 TO MAKE SURE IT IS
CORRECT.

094 It appears you reported the same income value more than
once. Review the income items in boldface type on Part 2 of
your SAR. If these items are correct, do not change them.

095 You didn't tell us whether you filed a U.S. income tax form for
1996, so we assumed you did or will file a 1996 U.S. income
tax return. If this assumption is not correct, enter code "5"
(Will not file) in Item 53 on Part 2 of your SAR. Also correct
Items 54 through 56, if needed.

096 WE ASSUMED YOU WILL FILE A 1997 U.S. INCOME
TAX RETURN. IF THIS ASSUMPTION IS NOT
CORRECT, CONTACT YOUR FAA FOR ASSISTANCE.

097 You didn't tell us whether you filed a U.S. income tax form for
1996, so we assumed you did not and will not file a 1996 U.S.
income tax return. If this assumption is not correct, enter the
appropriate code number for the form you will file in Item 53
on Part 2 of your SAR. Also correct Items 54 through 56,
if needed.

098 YOU REPORTED AS ZERO, OR LEFT BLANK, SOME OF
THE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR (AND/OR YOUR
SPOUSE'S) EXPECTED 1997 INCOME. WE ASSUMED
YOU WILL NOT FILE A 1997 U.S. INCOME TAX
RETURN. CORRECT ITEMS 111 THROUGH 116 ON
PART 2 OF YOUR SAR IF THIS ASSUMPTION IS NOT
CORRECT.

099 You reported income for a spouse. However, you reported or
we assumed that your marital status is You should report
income for a spouse only if you are married. If you are
married, write "Married" in Item 17 on Part 2 of your SAR. If
you are unmarried or were married, but the separation, divorce,
or death of your spouse occurred before you applied for student
aid, correct Item 58. Also review Item 57 to make sure it is
correct.

100 N/A

101 N/A

102 N/A

103 The Department of Education was unable to find one or more
of the schools you listed on your application on its school file.
We therefore could not determine if each school participates
in Federal student aid programs. To receive Federal student
aid, you must attend a school that participates in these
programs. Check with each school you listed on your
application that does not appear on your SAR to find out if it
participates in these programs. It may be necessary to make
corrections to your SAR.

104 ATTENTION: We were unable to find any schools you listed
on our school file, or you did not list any schools on your
application, or did not verify any schools on your renewal
application. To receive Federal student aid, you must attend a
school that participates in the Federal student aid programs.
Check with each school you are considering in 1997-98 to find
out if it participates in these programs. Contact your FAA for
assistance to make the necessary corrections to your SAR.

105 Based on our records, you have corrected the information
from your financial aid application at least four times. See the
FAA at your school before sending in any further corrections.

106 You have corrected information on your SAR more than
20 times. Before sending in another correction, contact your
FAA for assistance.

107 N/A

108 Your parent did not sign your application or the SAR
corrections you submitted. If your parent is not able to sign,
see your FAA or High School Counselor.

109 We could not process your application or the SAR corrections
you submitted because your parent did not sign your
application or your SAR. You and your parent must sign the
Certification at the end of Part 2 of this SAR, make any
necessary corrections, and return Part 2 to the address next to
the Certification. If your parent is not able to sign, see your
FAA or High School Counselor.

110 We have not received the signature page from your FAFSA
Express application.

111 We can not process your application submitted through
FAFSA Express until you have signed the Certification at the
end of Part 2 of this SAR and returned it to the address next to
the Certification. If you have provided your parents'
information, they must also sign this SAR. If your parent is
not able to sign, see your FAA or High School Counselor.

112 We have applied a formula to the information from the form
you submitted. The result of this formula will be used by
your school to determine your eligibility for most types of
Federal student aid. See your FAA to determine what types of
student aid you may be able to receive. Based on the
information you gave us, you are not eligible for a Federal
Pell Grant. All the schools listed on this SAR will receive an
electronic report of your financial aid information. Unless a
school informs you otherwise, you do not need to submit this
SAR to any school. Keep the SAR in case you need to make
corrections, or if you decide to attend a school that is not
listed.

113 We have applied a formula to the information from the form
you submitted. The result of this formula will be used by
your school to determine your eligibility for most types of
Federal student aid. See your FAA to determine what types of
student aid you may be able to receive. Based on the
information you gave us, you are not eligible for a Federal
Pell Grant. You should submit a photocopy of this SAR to all
the schools that you may be interested in attending for the
1997-98 school year. They will use it to determine your
eligibility for Federal student aid. Submit the original SAR to
the school where you actually enroll.

114 We have applied a formula to the information from the form
you submitted. The result of this formula will be used by your
school to determine your eligibility for most types of Federal
student aid. See your FAA to determine what types of student
aid you may be able to receive. Based on the information you
gave us, you are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. Some of
the schools that you listed will not receive your application
information electronically and will require a photocopy of this
SAR. Review any financial aid materials you received from
schools that you are interested in attending to see which ones
require a copy of your SAR. Submit the original SAR to the
school where you actually enroll.

115 N/A

116 N/A

117 Based on the information you provided on your application,
we had to assume certain information to calculate your
eligibility for Federal student aid. We printed the assumption
we made and the word "assumed" in the "You told us"
column for each of these items. If these assumptions are
correct, do not change them.

118 Be sure to review the items in boldface type on Part 2 of your
SAR and make any corrections if necessary.

119 If you need help correcting your SAR, contact the FAA at the
school you plan to attend.

120 If you need help correcting your SAR, contact your FAA for
assistance, or call the Federal Student Aid Information Center
at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

121 To resolve your defaulted Federal student loan, call the U.S.
Department of Education at 1-800-621-3115, or write to the
U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 2287, Atlanta,
Georgia 30370-2287.

122 To resolve your defaulted Federal student loan, call the U.S.
Department of Education at 1-800-621-3115, or write to the
U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 8422, Chicago,
Illinois 60680-8422.

123 To resolve your defaulted Federal student loan, call the U.S.
Department of Education at 1-800-621-3115, or write to the
U.S. Department of Education, 50 United Nations Plaza,
Room 250, San Francisco, California 94102.

124 Contact the following agency(ies) regarding your defaulted
Federal student loan:

125 It takes approximately four weeks to receive a new SAR once
you send corrections to the address next to the Certification. If
you want to be considered for a Federal Pell Grant, your FAA
must receive your SAR by August 31, 1998, or your last day of
enrollment, whichever comes first. Other student aid programs
have different deadlines. See your FAA for more information.

126 Your application record has been matched with the National
Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). The NSLDS confirmed
that you have made satisfactory arrangements to repay your
defaulted Federal student loan. Therefore, you may be
eligible to receive Federal student financial aid. Contact the
FAA at your school for further information.

127 It may be too late to submit any corrections to your SAR. If
you want to be considered for a Federal Pell Grant, you must
submit a complete, correct SAR to your FAA no later than
August 31, 1998, or your last day of enrollment, whichever
comes first. Other student aid programs have different
deadlines Under certain circumstances, students selected for
verification have an additional 60 days from their last day of
enrollment, or August 31, 1998, to submit a complete, correct
SAR for payment. Contact your FAA for more information.

128 We were unable to determine your eligibility because the
information you submitted on your application or on your
SAR was incomplete or inconsistent. Unless you are
completing verification, it may be too late for you to make
corrections or give us any more information for this year. If
you are still completing verification and you need to correct
your SAR, contact the Financial Aid Administrator at your
school for assistance. We must have your corrected SAR no
later than August 14, 1998.

129 (letter continued on back of page

130 (letter continued)

131 To receive Federal student aid, you cannot be in default on
any U.S. Department of Education student loan. Because of
processing problems we were unable to determine whether
you are in default on a loan. Contact your FAA for more
information.

132 Our records indicate that you are in DEFAULT on a Federal
student loan. You are not eligible to receive any Federal
student aid until your account has been resolved.

133 Our records indicate that you received at least one
overpayment of Federal student aid funds. You are required
by law to repay any funds received from the Federal student
aid programs to which you were not entitled. Until your
overpayment has been repaid in full, you are ineligible to
receive any Federal student assistance. If your overpayment is
on a Pell Grant, contact the U.S. Department of Education at
202-708-4766. Otherwise, contact your FAA.

134 Our records indicate that you are in DEFAULT on at least one
Federal student loan and that you received at least one
overpayment of Federal student aid funds. You are not
eligible to receive any Federal student aid until your
account has been resolved. If you overpayment is on a Pell
Grant, contact the Department of Education at 202-708-4766.
Otherwise, contact your FAA.

135 N/A

136 N/A

137 Your application record was matched successfully with the
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). However, no
financial aid history information was found for printing on
your SAR.

138 We matched your social security number (SSN) with the
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), but the name
and date of birth on the NSLDS record did not match the
information on your student aid application. Therefore this
SAR does not contain the financial aid history that is
associated with your reported SSN. You should review your
name, SSN, and date of birth and work with your FAA to
resolve discrepancies.

139 NOTE: You reported a value(s) that exceeds the amount of
space allowed on the SAR. This value appears on your SAR
in boldface type as all nines. Contact your FAA to see how
this affects your calculation.

140 Your application record was matched successfully with the
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). The NSLDS
confirmed that your social security number is not associated
with any previous financial aid history.

141 You must submit proof of your citizenship status to your FAA
before you can receive any Federal student aid.

142 The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) could not
confirm your statement that you are an eligible noncitizen
because there is a question about your alien registration
number. You must submit proof of your noncitizen
eligibility to your school within 30 days after you give this
SAR to your school. If you fail to submit proof within 30
days, you may be found ineligible for Federal student aid.

143 Your citizenship status has been confirmed by the
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and you meet
the citizenship requirements for Federal student aid.

144 The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) did not
confirm your statement that you are an eligible noncitizen.
You must submit proof of your noncitizen eligibility to your
school within 30 days after you give this SAR to your school.
If you fail to submit proof within 30 days, you may be found
ineligible for Federal student aid.

145 Because of processing problems, the Immigration and
Naturalization Service (INS) was not able to confirm your
statement that you are an eligible noncitizen. You must
submit proof of your eligible noncitizen status to your school
before you may receive Federal student aid.

146 We sent your application to Social Security Administration
(SSA) to verify your citizenship status. The SSA did not
confirm that you are a U.S. citizen. You need to provide your
school with documentation of your citizenship status before
you can receive Federal student aid. If you are an eligible
non-citizen, you must correct item 15 on this SAR and provide
your Alien Registration Number if necessary

147 N/A

148 You did not authorize us to release financial information to
your State agency. While this does not affect your eligibility
for Federal student aid, the State agency may need this
information to consider you for other aid. If you want to
release your complete financial information to your State
agency, check the "Yes" box for Item 104 on Part 2 of your
SAR.

149 If all the information on this SAR is correct, you may be
eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant and other Federal
student aid in 1997-98. Your FAA will determine whether
you meet all eligibility requirements to receive aid. The
amount of aid will depend on the cost of attendance at your
school, your enrollment status (full-time, three-quarter-time,
half-time, or less than half-time), Congressional budget
restrictions, and other factors.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW: Review the
information on Part 2. If any of the information is incorrect,
follow the instructions at the top of Part 2 to make corrections.
IF ALL THE INFORMATION IS CORRECT, you do not
need to submit the SAR to the schools you listed. All of your
schools will receive the information electronically.

150 If all the information on this SAR is correct, you may be
eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant and other Federal
student aid in 1997-98. Your FAA will determine whether
you meet all eligibility requirements to receive aid. The
amount of aid will depend on the cost of attendance at your
school, your enrollment status (full-time, three-quarter-time,
half-time, or less than half-time), Congressional budget
restrictions, and other factors.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW: Review the
information on Part 2. If any of the information is incorrect,
follow the instructions at the top of Part 2 to make corrections.
IF ALL THE INFORMATION IS CORRECT, you should
submit a photocopy of this SAR to all the schools that you may
be interested in attending. Submit the original to the school
where you actually enroll.

151 If all the information on this SAR is correct, you may be
eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant and other Federal
student aid in 1997-98. Your FAA will determine whether you
meet all eligibility requirements to receive aid. The amount of
aid will depend on the cost of attendance at your school, your
enrollment status (full-time, three-quarter-time, half-time, or
less than half-time), Congressional budget restrictions, and
other factors.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW: Review the
information on Part 2. If any of the information is incorrect,
follow the instructions at the top of Part 2 to make corrections.
IF ALL THE INFORMATION IS CORRECT, review any
financial aid materials you received from schools that you are
interested in attending to see which ones require a photocopy of
your SAR. Some of the schools listed do not receive
information electronically. Submit the original SAR to the
school where you actually enroll.

152 (letter continued on next page)

153 On a previous SAR, you changed information that affects
your dependency status.

154 N/A

155 N/A

156 You provided your parents' estimated 1996 income tax
information on your application. If your parents have now
filed their 1996 income tax return, correct any items in
Section F of this SAR to reflect the information as reported on
their tax return. If you or your parents don't file an income tax
return before you submit your SAR to your school, check with
your FAA to find out how to make corrections later, if you
need to.

157 You provided your estimated 1996 income tax information on
your application. If you have now filed your 1996 income tax
return, correct any items in Section F of this SAR to reflect
the information you reported on your return. If you don't file
an income tax return before you submit your SAR to your
school, check with your FAA to find out how to make
corrections later, if you need to.

158 You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant because
you reported that either you have a bachelor's degree (item
19) or you are a graduate/professional student (item 42), or
both. Your FAA will determine what types of Federal
student aid you are eligible to receive. All the schools that you
listed will receive your application information electronically
so you do not need to submit this SAR to them.

159 You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant because
you reported that either you have a bachelor's degree (item
19) or you are a graduate/professional student (item 42), or
both. Your FAA will determine what types of Federal
student aid you are eligible to receive. None of the schools
listed will receive your application information electronically
so you should submit a photocopy of this SAR to each school
you may be interested in attending. Submit the original SAR
to the school where you actually enroll

160 You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant because
you reported that either you have a bachelor's degree (item
19) or you are a graduate/professional student (item 42), or
both. Your FAA will determine what types of Federal
student aid you are eligible to receive. Review any financial
aid materials you received from schools you are interested in
attending to see which ones require a photocopy of your SAR.
Some of the schools listed do not receive information
electronically. Submit the original SAR to the school where
you actually enroll.

161 Your application has been selected for review in a process
called verification. If you have not already provided certain
1996 financial documents to your school, contact your FAA
immediately.

162 N/A

163 N/A

164 This SAR reflects a DEPENDENCY STATUS override, as
determined by your FAA on this or on a previous transaction.

165 Your DEPENDENCY STATUS override has been cancelled
as requested by your FAA.

166 The amount you have reported in Item 71 appears to be
inconsistent with the information reported in Items 48 and 51.
Please review your answers to these items and make any
corrections if necessary.

167 The amount you have reported in Item 71 appears to be
inconsistent with the information reported in Items 48 and 51.
Please review your answers to these items and make any
corrections if necessary.

168 The amount you have reported in Item 71 appears to be
inconsistent with the information reported in Items 48, 51, 69,
and 70. Please review your answers to these items and make
any corrections if necessary.

169 The amount you have reported in Item 71 appears to be
inconsistent with the information reported in Items 48, 51, 69,
and 70. Please review your answers to these items and make
any corrections if necessary.

170 Your application has been selected for review in a process
called verification. You must submit to your school signed
copies of certain 1996 financial documents for you and your
parents. Contact your FAA to find out which documents are
required.

171 Your application has been selected for review in a process
called verification. You must submit to your school signed
copies of certain 1996 financial documents for you (and your
spouse). Contact your FAA to find out which documents are
required.

172 This Student Aid Report (SAR) was produced because of a
processing change, and updates your previous SAR. Review
all instructions to see if you need to submit a photocopy of this
SAR to any of your schools.

173 N/A

174 N/A

175 You reported on your student aid application that you have
dependents other than a spouse. However, you reported that
you are married, and that the number of family members is 2.
These answers are inconsistent. Review your answers to
Items 17, 45, and 46 on Part 2 of your SAR. Make any
corrections in the "The correct answer is" column.

176 The amount you have reported in Item 59 appears to be
inconsistent with the information reported in Items 17 and 46.
Please review your answers to these items and make any
corrections if necessary.

177 The amount you have reported in Item 59 appears to be
inconsistent with the information reported in Items 17 and 46.
Please review your answers to these items and make any
corrections if necessary.

178 The amount you have reported in Item 59 appears to be
inconsistent with the information reported in Items 17, 46, 57,
and 58. Please review your answers to these items and make
any corrections if necessary.

179 The amount you have reported in Item 59 appears to be
inconsistent with the information reported in Items 17, 46, 57,
and 58. Please review your answers to these items and make
any corrections if necessary.

180 N/A

181 Alabama Guaranteed Student Loan Program, Collections,
1-800-928-8926 or 502-564-5884

182 United Student Aid Funds, Alaska Claims Assistance,
1-800-331-2314

183 United Student Aid Funds, Arizona Claims Assistance,
1-800-331-2314

184 Student Loan Foundation of Arkansas, Collections,
1-800-622-3446 or 501-372-1491

185 California Student Aid Commission, 1-800-367-1589

186 Colorado Guaranteed Student Loan Program, 303-294-5050

187 Connecticut Student Loan Foundation, Collections
1-800-345-6055 or 203-257-4001

188 United Student Aid Funds, Delaware Claims Assistance,
1-800-331-2314

189 American Student Assistance, Collections, 1-800-999-9080
or 617-426-9434

190 Florida Department of Educ., Defaulted Borrowers Assist.,
1-800-366-3475 or 904-942-4662

191 Georgia Student Finance Commission, Collections,
1-800-776-6878 or 770-414-3057

192 United Student Aid Funds, Hawaii Claims Assistance,
1-800-331-2314

193 Student Loan Fund of Idaho, Inc., 1-800-528-9447
or 208-452-4058

194 Illinois Student Assist. Comm., Claims and Collections,
1-800-934-3572 or 847-945-7040

195 United Student Aid Funds, Indiana Claims Assistance,
1-800-331-2314

196 Iowa College Aid Commission, Claims Department,
1-800-383-4222 or 515-281-3501

197 United Student Aid Funds, Kansas Claims Assistance,
1-800-331-2314

198 Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority,
Collections Office, 1-800-928-8926 or 502-564-5884

199 Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance,
1-800-256-6882 or 504-259-5626

200 United Student Aid Funds, Maine Claims Assistance,
1-800-331-2314

201 United Student Aid Funds, Maryland Claims Assistance,
1-800-331-2314

202 American Student Assistance, Collections, 1-800-999-9080
or 617-426-9434

203 Michigan Higher Educ. Assist. Authority, Collections,
1-800-642-5626 or 517-373-0760

204 Minnesota Northstar Guarantee, Inc., 1-800-925-0707

205 United Student Aid Funds, Mississippi Claims Assistance,
1-800-331-2314

206 Missouri Default Collection Services, BTI Services,
1-800-824-4893, Ext. 1

207 Montana Guaranteed Student Loan Program,
Claims Management, 1-800-322-3086 or 406-444-0395

208 Nebraska Student Loan Program, Collection Office,
1-800-735-8778, Ext. 6380 or 402-479-6800

209 United Student Aid Funds, Nevada Claims Assistance,
1-800-331-2314

210 New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation,
Claims Section, 1-800-525-2577 or 603-225-6612

211 New Jersey Higher Education Assistance Authority,
1-800-792-8670

212 New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation,
1-800-279-5063 or 505-345-3371

213 New York State Higher Educ. Serv., Office of Default,
1-800-666-0991 or 518-473-1632

214 North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority,
Collections, 1-800-544-1644

215 North Dakota Post Claims Collections, 1-800-472-2166,
Ext. 5707 or 701-328-5662

216 Ohio State Aid Commission, 1-800-762-3862 or
614-466-3384

217 Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program, Collection
Office, 1-800-522-8022 or 405-552-4375

218 Oregon State Scholarship Commission, Collection Office,
1-800-457-0135

219 Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency,
1-800-233-0751 or 717-257-2850

220 Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation, 1-800-236-3100

221 Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority,
1-800-922-9855 or 401-736-1100

222 South Carolina State Education Assistance Authority,
Collections, 1-800-347-2752 or 803-798-0916

223 Education Assistance Corporation, 1-800-874-8982
or 605-622-4347

224 Tennessee Default Collection Services, BTI Services,
1-800-257-6528, Ext. 1

225 Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp., Collections,
1-800-222-6297 or 512-219-7337

226 United Student Aid Funds, Post Claims Assistance,
1-800-331-2314

227 Utah Higher Education Assistance Agency, 801-321-7200
or 1-800-418-8757

228 Vermont Student Assist. Corp., 1-800-642-3177 or
802-655-9602, Ext. 216

229 United Student Aid Funds, Virgin Islands Claims Assistance,
1-800-331-2314

230 State Education Assistance Authorities, 1-800-792-5626
or 1-800-544-4904

231 Northwest Education Loan Association, Collection Office,
1-800-552-0686

232 West Virginia Education Loan Services, 304-345-7211
or in WV 1-800-437-3692

233 Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation, 1-800-236-3100

234 United Student Aid Funds, Wyoming Claims Assistance,
1-800-331-2314

235 Transitional Guaranty Agency, 612-221-0566


APPENDIX E--PROCESSOR NAMES AND ADDRESSES

FAFSA Processor
American College Testing (ACT)

Submit FAFSA:
Federal Student Aid Programs
P.O. Box 4008
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-8608

Submit Renewal Application:
Federal Student Aid Programs
P.O. Box 4009
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-8609

Pacific Islanders
Federal Student Aid Programs
P.O. Box 4010
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-8610

Submit SAR (with corrections):
Federal Student Aid Programs
P.O. Box 7023
Lawrence, KS 66044-7023

Request duplicate SAR, change address or change/add colleges
Federal Student Aid Programs
P.O. Box 7024
Lawrence, KS 66044-7024

Submit FAFSA Express Signature Page
Federal Student Aid Programs
P.O. Box 7025
Lawrence, KS 66044-7025


FAFSA PROCESSOR
I-NET

Submit FAFSA (English and Spanish):
Federal Student Aid Programs
P.O. Box 60006
East Saint Louis, IL 62206-6006

Submit Renewal Application
Federal Student Aid Programs
PO. Box 60007
East Saint Louis, IL 62206-6007

Submit SAR (with corrections)
Federal Student Aid Programs
P. O. Box 60008
East Saint Louis, IL 62206-6008

Address/School Changes Corrections from Letter
Federal Student Aid Programs
P. O. Box 60009
East Saint Louis, IL 62206-6009

Request duplicate SAR
Federal Student Aid Programs
P. O. Box 60010
East Saint Louis, IL 62206-6010


FAFSA PROCESSOR
NCS

Submit FAFSA (PDF version, from Internet)
Federal Student Aid Programs
P. O. Box 4166
Iowa City, IA 52244-4166


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INFORMATION
SERVICES


Questions on applying for aid
Whether schools participate in federal aid programs
School default rates
Student eligibility
Request publications on federal student aid
Telephone Services
(toll free)
1 (800) 4-FED AID
(1-800-433-3243)

Write to:
Federal Student Aid Information Center
P.O. Box 84
Washington, D.C. 20044

Has application been processed?
Request duplicate SAR
(toll call)
1 (319) 337-5665

TDD number for hearing-impaired
1 (800) 730-8913


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Last Modified: 01/31/1997