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(GEN-00-21) (GEN-00-21) Electronic participation in the SFA Programs

Publication Date: November 2000

DCL ID: GEN-00-21

Electronic participation in the SFA Programs

November 2000GEN-00-21Dear President:In order to continue our partnership to provide the most efficient and effective delivery of the Student Financial Assistance (SFA) Programs, I am asking you to support your staff in their efforts to comply with the Federal requirement relating to electronic participation in the SFA Programs. The requirement provides that schools must participate in designated electronic processes for the administration of the SFA Programs. This participation in designated electronic processes requires that a school must meet certain minimum technical specifications. In 1997, we provided your school with a set of minimum technical specifications to participate in our programs. With advances in technology it is now necessary to update those specifications. We have sent your school's financial aid administrator a separate letter (Dear Partner letter GEN-00-20) that specifies the updated minimum technical specifications that a school must meet in order to use the designated electronic processes for participation in the SFA Programs. That letter indicates that schools must meet these updated specifications by January 1, 2002. I have enclosed with this letter a copy of the table from the Dear Partner letter that identifies the updated minimum technical specifications that schools will need to meet. Let me thank you in advance for your cooperation and support as, together, we continue our improvement of the delivery of the SFA Programs. Sincerely,Greg WoodsChief Operating Officer Student Financial AssistanceEnclosurecc: Financial Aid Administrator

Last Modified: 11/21/2000