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PublicationDate: 1/7/2000
Summary: ED PIN Mailer
Author: PSS - Program Systems Service

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Posted on January 07, 2000

TO: All Destination Points
FROM: U.S. Department of Education
RE: ED PIN Mailer

In response to requests from the financial aid community, the Department is making available a graphic of the ED PIN Mailer that users will receive upon request of a PIN or as a result of the Department automatically generating and mailing a PIN to a user. Schools may wish to use this graphic as a training tool to help students understand the PIN and the documentation that they will be receiving from the Department.
As reported in Action Letter 6 (GEN 99-40), beginning with the 2000-2001 cycle, the Department will automatically send a PIN mailer to all 2000-2001 financial aid applicants who:
successfully passed the SSN match with SSA (in other words, those applicants with an SSA Match Flag = 4, meaning first and last name, SSN, and date of birth all match SSA's records);
provided a complete mailing address;
signed their FAFSA; and
have not already received a PIN as part of the Renewal Application Process.
Students and borrowers can use their PIN at the following Department of Education web sites:
FAFSA on the Web>>. Access and complete a Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online and submit corrections to a processed FAFSA. For the 2000-2001 cycle, the PIN may be used to electronically sign a submitted FAFSA or obtain a copy of processed FAFSA information.

The National Student Loan Data System>> web site. View a history of federal student financial aid received.

Access America for Students>> web site. Provide access to an Access America for Students account.

The Direct Loan Servicing>> web site. Enable a Direct Loan borrower to view or update information about a Federal Direct Student Loan.
Beginning in Spring 2000, the Department will also make available a PIN Registration function that anyone can use to apply for a PIN.

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Last Modified: 01/06/2000