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1996-97 FAFSA Processing - Announcement #50

PublicationDate: 5/7/96
Summary: 1996-97 FAFSA Processing - Announcement #50
Author: ODAS - Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary - SFA

Announcement #50, May 7, 1996

Dear Colleague:

Since my last letter to you, ED has processed more than 4.7 million FAFSAs,
and our processing contractors are now processing applications within the
required time of fourteen days. We also have processed more than 64% of
the history corrections that we have received. I have included as an
attachment to this letter a more complete report on the status of processing
1996/97 FAFSAs.

I wish to share with you our plans for keeping you informed about FAFSA
processing. Effective today, we will begin posting these updates
twice-weekly on the BBS, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will discontinue
daily postings. Next week, I will include in our Tuesday BBS posting a letter
that shares with you our plans for improving the efficiency of FAFSA
processing in 1997/98 and avoiding the recurrence of the delays that you
experienced this year.

Please accept my gratitude for your help over the past two and one-half
months. It is only with your cooperation and support that we have been able
to achieve our goals.

Respectfully submitted,

Elizabeth M. Hicks
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Student Financial Assistance Programs.


Status of Processing as of May 7, 1996
1996-97 Application Processing

Total Number of Applications Received to date: 4,994,541
Total Number of Applications Processed to date: 4,764,916
Total Number of Applications in Process for 4/26-5/7 229,625

1996-97 Correction Processing

Total Number of Corrections Received to date: 924,490
Total Number of Corrections Processed to date: 594,334
Total Number of Corrections in Process for 4/16-5/7 330,156

Last Modified: 08/16/1999