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Availability of Renewal Applications for Windows 2001-2002, Version 1.0

PublicationDate: 10/13/2000
Summary: Availability of Renewal Applications for Windows 2001-2002, Version 1.0
Author: General Manager: SFA Student Channel

Posted on October 13, 2000

TO: All Destination Points
FROM: U.S. Department of Education
RE: Availability of Renewal Applications for Windows 2001-2002, Version 1.0

The Department is pleased to announce the availability of Renewal Applications for Windows 2001-2002, Version 1.0. Version 1.0 allows users to import and print paper Renewal FAFSAs and other reports based on information contained in RAD data files (RADD02OP) and assists in importing, printing, and interpreting RAD request error files (EREP02OP). This software also assists schools in submitting Type 2 (By SSN) Renewal Application Destination (RAD) data requests to the Central Processing System (CPS) for the upcoming 2001-2002 processing cycle.

Version 1.0 is available for download from the Department's SFAdownload Web site, located at The Renewal Applications for Windows Installation Guide and the Version 1.0 Cover Letter are also available from the SFAdownload Web site. These documents contain important information you should review. There will be no Desk Reference for Renewal Applications for Windows.

We also strongly recommend you download and closely review the 2001-2002
Action Letter #2 (GEN # 00-13, posted September 2000), available on the Department's IFAP Web page, located at This letter provides detailed information on the 2001-2002 Renewal FAFSA process and the different RAD request options from which schools can choose from. Each RAD request option involves different responsibilities for the requesting school, so it is important to be as informed as possible prior to submitting a request to the CPS.

Renewal Applications for Windows 2001-2002, Version 1.0, is a 32-bit software program and will run only in Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98 or Windows 2000 environments. For further system requirements, please consult the Installation Guide.

Version 1.0 is available on the SFAdownload Web site in two formats. You can download the entire software in one file, called Renewal10.exe, or you can download the software in six separate installments, which can then be copied to a hard drive, network drive or diskettes. Please review the download and installation instructions contained in the Installation Guide for more detail.

This software can be installed in a stand-alone or network environment. In a stand-alone installation, all program files, including the software database, are installed and stored on the hard drive of a single PC.

For network installations, you must first run a network server install designating a network drive location for your Renewal Applications database. Once the server install is complete, you must run network workstation installations on all PCs that will access the networked database, designating the correct network drive and directory during each installation.

If you need any assistance connecting to the SFAdownload site or downloading Renewal Applications for Windows 2001-2002, Version 1.0 (in single or multiple file format), please contact Title IV WAN Customer Service at 800/615-1189 or via email at

If you need any assistance with the installation or use of Renewal Applications for Windows 2001-2002, Version 1.0 (once downloaded from the SFAdownload site), or have questions in general on the 2001-2002 RAD request process, please contact CPS Customer Service at 800/330-5947, option 2, or via email at CPS@NCS.COM

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Last Modified: 10/12/2000