Summary: Finding ISIRs
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)
Posted June 19, 1998
To: All EDE Destination Points
From: CPS Customer Service
RE: Finding ISIRs
There have been several postings on the Finaid-L listserv about schools missing ISIRs. CPS Customer Service has worked with each institution and confirmed they received all the ISIRs they should have received.
If you believe you are missing ISIRs for your students, you should first ensure you have imported all received ISIR batches, as well as verify your students listed your institution code. To find out if your institution is listed on a student's SAR/ISIR, you may call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-319-337-5665. They can also provide you with the Processed Date of the application to assist you in tracking the ISIR batch the student is in.
To further assist you in tracking batches, you can use Title IV WAN's Net*connect software to access WAN Query and CPS Query systems for detailed information about your EDE batches. CPS Query provides you with information on when CPS received your batch from Title IV WAN, when CPS sent a batch to Title IV WAN for you to receive, the number of records in your batch and how many were accepted and rejected, as well as information on how many records were sent to a particular match agency. WAN Query lets you view your electronic mailbox to see when data was picked up for processing and when processed data was downloaded by your destination point. By easily moving back and forth between the CPS and WAN Query systems (during a single Net*connect session), you can follow your batch through the entire processing cycle.
For example, if you sent in a batch of electronic corrections but can't locate the related ISIRs, you can first access WAN Query to identify when the batch was picked up by CPS. You can then go to CPS Query and see when the corrections were processed and transmitted to your mailbox. The Transmitted Date in CPS Query identifies when the batch was put on the WAN for you to download. By returning to WAN Query, you can identify when you downloaded the batch to import to your system or if you still need to download the batch. Having this information allows you to locate the downloaded batch on your system to import and continue processing. For more information on using On-line Query please refer to the CPS Query Guide (which was distributed with EDExpress version 4.0), and Section 6 of the Title IV WAN User's Guide.
The Activity Log View in EDConnect and the Batch Activity Database in EDExpress can also assist you in tracking batches. The EDConnect Activity Log View (found by clicking on the Activity Log View Icon) provides the batch download date, what directory the file is located in, the Batch ID and if you experienced any transmission problems. The EDExpress batch activity (found under Tools/Browse/App Express/Batch Activity) provides the batch number and number of ISIR records and what date you imported the batch. Also, if you sent a batch of corrections, for example, you will see the path the file was exported to under "Export File Name". To verify you have received the resultant ISIRs, look under "Import File Name" for the same batch ID. If this field is populated with a file path, you have imported your corrected ISIRs.
If you have any questions about CPS Query or EDExpress, please contact CPS Customer Service at 1-800-330-5947, option 8, then option 1. If you have any questions concerning WAN Query, Net*connect, or EDConnect, please contact Title IV WAN Customer Service at 1-800-615-1189.