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1996-97 FAFSA Processing - Announcement #27

PublicationDate: 4/8/96
Summary: 1996-97 FAFSA Processing - Announcement #27
Author: ODAS - Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary - SFA

Announcement # 27-- April 8, 1996

This is announcement number 27 in our series of daily FAFSA
updates for financial aid administrators. For information on
individual applications, parents and students should contact

1996-97 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Processing Status Report

A. Status of Applications as of April 7, 1996

No./Percent. Expected
FAFSA No. of Paper of Paper Apps. Date to
Receipt Date Apps. Rec'd. Processed Complete
Jan 1 - Jan 31 438,509 438,509 (100%) Completed
Feb 1 - Feb 15 698,335 696,442 (99%)
Feb 16 - Feb 29 880,976 797,936 (91%)
SUBTOTAL: 2,017,820 1,932,887 (96%)

Mar 1 - Mar 15 976,306 619,440 (63%) Apr 15
Mar 16 - Mar 31 595,713 112,238 (19%) Apr 15
TOTAL 3,589,839 2,664,565 (74%)

Note: Expected Date to Complete reflects the date that the
Department expects all paper applications with these receipt dates
to have been entered and processed by the Central Processing

B. FAFSA processing on the weekends

In Announcement 22, the Department posted information about
FAFSA processing on the weekends. We would like to take this
opportunity to provide further clarification on this subject.

The Central Processing System runs five computes each week, one
each day Monday through Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, the
Multiple Data Entry contractors key data from FAFSAs, batch the
data, and send the data to the CPS for processing. That data is then
processed Monday, i.e. the CPS retrieves the data into their
system on Monday morning to begin the compute process. Since
the compute process takes approximately two days, (when you include
the time required for data matches) Wednesdays or Thursdays should be the
days that institutions should begin to see ISIRS from data that was keyed the
previous weekend.

Thank you for your continued patience and suggestions.

Last Modified: 08/16/1999