Summary: SSCR Implementation Process
Author: ODAS - Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary - SFA
December 9. 1997
Some questions have arisen regarding a November 14, 1997 letter
sent to several schools signed by Lynn Alexander of the National
Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) addressing the implementation
of the NSLDS Student Status Confirmation Report (SSCR) process.
The purpose of the letter was to alert college presidents that their
institution may not have done everything necessary to implement the
new SSCR process.
In some cases our records show that institutions have not signed a
TIV WAN agreement for direct electronic receipt of SSCRs. In
other cases our records show that the main campus has a TIV WAN
agreement, but some additional locations that also process financial
aid, file a paper SSCR, or originate loans (by designating on the form
a suffix code for receipt of loan funds) do not have an agreement.
At its option, the additional location may choose to designate the
main campus as the SSCR processor; however the additional location
must indicate on the TIV WAN agreement that its main campus will
act as the third party processor for SSCRs. Alternatively, a main
campus or an additional location may choose a third party servicer
and so designate on the TIV WAN agreement.
THESE LOCATIONS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO SEPARATELY
ENTER INTO A TIV WAN AGREEMENT IN ORDER FOR THE
DEPARTMENT TO FULLY IMPLEMENT THE ELECTRONIC
The Dear Colleague Letter GEN-97-9, dated August 1997, discusses
the new SSCR implementation process. If you have questions
related to the NSLDS SSCR process or TIV WAN registration,
please contact the NSLDS Customer Service Center at 800.999.8219.
Elizabeth M. Hicks
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Student Financial Assistance