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CPS Test System

Publication Date: April 4, 2001

Author: CPS | Central Processing System

Summary: CPS Test System

Posted on April 4, 2001

To: Financial Aid Administrators

From: Central Processing System

Re: CPS Test System

The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of the CPS Test System

until June 12, 2001.

The CPS Test System is designed so you can test electronic application, renewal application, and/or correction data from your system with the CPS, outside the normal CPS production environment. The CPS will provide test files of application records and matching ISIRs for you to use, or, as an alternative, you can submit application and renewal records you have created to match your expected results. To submit test correction records you have created, you will need to call CPS Customer Service for record IDs that will process successfully in the CPS Test System.

You may be interested in testing with CPS if you develop your own software or are a software development company supplying schools with software that sends data to, and receives data from, the CPS.

For questions regarding the CPS Test System, please contact CPS Customer Service at 800/330-5947 or email at <> .

The User Guide, along with CPS-provided input and ISIR data, for the CPS Test System is available at: you have technical questions about our SFA systems and software, you may want to subscribe to our email list serve, SFATECH. For more information about SFATECH, including how to subscribe, check on-line at:

Last Modified: 04/03/2001