Publication Date: July 17, 2001
Author: General Manager: SFA Student Channel
Summary: Availability of FISAP Version 4.0
Posted on July 17, 2001
TO: All Destination Points
FROM: U.S. Department of Education
RE: Availability of FISAP Version 4.0
The Department wishes to alert all schools to the availability of FISAP Version 4.0 on the SFAdownload Web site (located at FSAdownload.ed.gov). Version 4.0 includes the Fiscal Operations Report for program participation during the award year July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001 and the Application to Participate for the award year July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.
Version 4.0 is available on the SFAdownload Web site in two formats. You can download the entire software in one file, called FISAP40.EXE, or you can download the software in six separate installments, which can then be copied to a network drive or diskettes.
New versions of the FISAP Installation Guide and a Version 4.0 Cover Letter have also been posted to SFAdownload, and should be downloaded and reviewed.
Version 4.0 is a 32-bit product. You must have Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98, or Windows 2000 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 4.0 is not an upgrade to last year's FISAP software (Version 3.1), and will not overwrite your Version 3.1 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 the FISAP database.
You should always reboot your PC following a stand-alone or network workstation installation.
For further information regarding the Version 4.0 installation process, please refer to the Installation Guide.
If you need any assistance connecting to the SFAdownload Web site, downloading FISAP Version 4.0 in single or multiple file format, or with the installation or use of FISAP Version 4.0, please contact CPS/WAN Technical Support at 800/330-5947 or via email at CPSWAN@NCS.COM.
If 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, look online at http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/sfatech/.