Summary: This letter is a follow-up to Action Letter #1 (June 1999) on the 2000-2001 Renewal Application Process. It provides step-by-step instructions and tips to schools wishing to request electronic files and/or printed materials for the 2000-2001 Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Renewal FAFSA).
Action Letter # 4
SUMMARY: This letter is a follow-up to Action Letter #1 (June 1999) on the 2000-2001 Renewal Application Process. It provides step-by-step instructions and tips to schools wishing to request electronic files and/or printed materials for the 2000-2001 Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Renewal FAFSA).
In June 1999, the Department of Education published Action Letter #1 (GEN-99-18) on the IFAP web site describing the major changes and available options for the 2000-2001 Renewal FAFSA process. This letter is a companion to that first letter. It provides specific instructions to you on the Renewal Application Data (RAD) request options available to schools for 2000-2001 and the instructions for submitting a RAD request.
If you have not already done so, you should read Action Letter #1 on the IFAP. Action Letter #1 provided a detailed description of the 2000-2001 Renewal FAFSA options available to you, a Q&A section addressing common questions about the upcoming Renewal FAFSA process, and the selection criteria students must meet on their 1999-2000 ISIR transaction(s) to qualify for a 2000-2001 Renewal FAFSA.
By following the instructions in Action Letter #1, along with the instructions in this action letter, you can successfully obtain the Renewal application data for your students.
What does this Action Letter contain?
This Action Letter contains several enclosures that provide important information about the 2000-2001 RAD request process:
Enclosure A is a schedule of important dates in the 2000-2001 RAD process;
Enclosure B provides information on available RAD request options, your responsibilities and obligations if you participate in the RAD request process, and customer service numbers and information;
Enclosure C explains how to log into On-Line Query to submit your RAD request;
Enclosure D provides a summary of the steps for requesting RAD information via CPS On-Line Query once logged on;
Enclosure E lists helpful hints for creating successful RAD requests by SSN (Type 2 Institution SSN Requests) over the network;
Enclosure F is a description of potential RAD request reject reasons and how to resolve them; and
Enclosure G provides the 2000-2001 RAD request record layouts for Type 2 network requests.
Who Do I Contact If I Have Questions?
If you have any questions regarding this letter or its enclosures, please contact CPS Customer Service at 800-330-5947, or via e-mail at CPS@NCS.COM.
We look forward to working closely with you this fall to ensure another successful processing cycle in 2000-2001.
Chief Operating Officer
Office of Student Financial Assistance