Summary: Friendly reminder that the Department will be mailing PINs (formerly known as Electronic Access Codes or EACs) instead of paper Renewal FAFSA
Author: COO - Chief Operating Officer of the Office of Student Financial Assistance
Posted on September 20, 1999
This is a friendly reminder that the Department will be mailing PINs (formerly known as Electronic Access Codes or EACs) instead of paper Renewal FAFSAs to students who in 1999-2000 filed web applications or who indicated on their FAFSAs that they were a 5th year undergraduate or a graduate student. In addition, the Department will mail PINs to those students for whom you requested (through the Renewal Application Process) that we mail PINs instead of paper Renewal FAFSAs.
This mailing will take place between November 22, 1999 and December 31, 1999. Electronic filings have dramatically lower error rates than do the paper versions, so we hope you will remind your students, either through email distribution or through your publications process, that these PINs will be coming to their permanent mailing address. We also hope you will inform your students that these PINs can be used to access their financial aid history through the National Student Loan Data System (http://www.nslds.ed.gov) and the Direct Loan Servicing System
For more information about the Renewal FAFSA and PIN processes, see Action Letter #1 (GEN-99-18) and Action Letter #4 (GEN-99-25).
Chief Operating Officer
Office of Student Financial Assistance