Summary: 1996-97 FAFSA Processing - Announcement #3
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)
1996-97 FAFSA Processing Status Report
In keeping with our commitment to keep you informed about the status of
application processing for the 1996-97 award year, we are providing this
daily announcement. This announcement is number three in the series.
If you wish to be able to assist your students in applying for financial aid
using FAFSA Express and would like to download the program from either
the World Wide Web Page or the SFA Bulletin Board System (BBS) to your
own computer, here is how to locate the program for downloading.
WORLD WIDE WEB: The world wide web address for the U.S
Department of Education's Web Page and FAFSA Express is:
BBS : Click "Program Areas"
"SFA Developed Software"
"1996-97 FAFSA Express"
Instructions on how to go about downloading and installing the 1996-97
FAFSA Express Software (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) are
available both on the Web Page and on the BBS.
You will need the following minimum system requirements:
486-DX/33 processor 8 MB of RAM DOS 5.0 or higher Windows 3.1
or higher Video Card with 1 MB of RAM Memory Management software
Direct access to a modem (any speed up to 14.4 baud)
MAKE SURE THAT ALL THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE
BEFORE AN APPLICANT BEGINS TO COMPLETE THE
*Student (and student spouse's, if married) 1995 Federal Income Tax
*Parents' (if dependent) Federal Income Tax Return
*W-2 Forms or other records of income earned
*Records of other untaxed income received, such as welfare benefits,
benefits, AFDC or ADC, veterans benefits, or military or clergy
*Current bank statements
*Current mortgage information
*Records of stocks, bonds, and other investments
*Business and/or farm records, if you or your parents own a business or
*Social security card and driver's license
*Alien registration card (if not an American citizen)
*1996-97 FAFSA Express - Current version is 2.0.0
(The Department of Education has established a customer service line for
FAFSA Express users. If you need assistance with hardware, software,
installation, or transmission, or if you want to check the status of your
application after you complete and submit your electronic FAFSA contact the
FAFSA Express Customer Service Line at 1-800-801-0576). Or e-mail
your questions to FAFSA_ADMIN@ed.gov
Thank you for your continued patience as we work together to provide
equal access to education.