Summary: Availability of 2001-2002 FISAP Version 3.0, Target Release Date - July 14, 2000 COB
Author: General Manager: SFA Student Channel
Posted on July 7, 2000
TO: All Destination Points
FROM: U.S. Department of Education
RE: Availability of 2001-2002 FISAP Version 3.0, Target Release Date -
July 14, 2000 COB
We are pleased to announce the availability of 2001-2002 FISAP, Version
3.0. Version 3.0 includes the the Fiscal Operations Report for program
participation during the award year July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000
and the Application to Participate for the award year July 1, 2001 through
June 30, 2002.
Version 3.0 must be downloaded from the Department's SFAdownload Web
site, located at http://fsadownload.ed.gov/index.htm. The 2001-2002 FISAP
Installation Guide and the Version 3.0 Cover Letter, which contain important
information you should review as a software user, must also be downloaded from the
SFAdownload Web site.
Version 3.0 is available on the SFAdownload Web site in two formats. You
can download the entire software in one file, called FISAP30.exe, or you can
download the software in six separate installments, which can then be
copied to a network drive or diskettes. Please review the download and
installation instructions contained in the Cover Letter for more detail.
The FISAP processor will begin sending Prior Year Data files to previous
electronic FISAP filers in mid-July, 2000. The Prior Year Data file will
be posted to your appropriate Title IV WAN mailbox using the message class
FPYD02OP. You will need to import this file into Version 3.0 before you
begin entering your new FISAP information.
Version 3.0 is a 32-bit product. You must have Windows 95, NT, or 98 as
your PC operating system to run this version. You must also be in compliance
with the system requirements outlined in Action Letter #2 (October, 1997).
Please note Version 3.0 is not an upgrade to the 2000-2001 FISAP
software (Version 2.0), and will not overwrite your Version 2.0 database or
program files. You can perform a stand-alone installation or a network
installation. If you plan to use the software in a network environment, you should
perform the database server installation first, followed by network workstation
installations on the PCs you will be using to access FISAP database.
You should always reboot your PC following a stand-alone or network
For further information regarding the Version 3.0 installation process,
please consult the Installation Guide sent with the software.
If you need any assistance connecting to the SFAdownload Web site or
downloading FISAP Version 3.0 in single or multiple file format, please
contact Title IV WAN Customer Service at 800/615-1189, or via e-mail at
If you need assistance with the installation or use of FISAP Version 3.0
once downloaded from the SFAdownload Web site, please contact CPS
Customer Service at 800/330-5947, option 8, or via e-mail at CPS@NCS.COM.
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