Publication Date: January 22, 2002
Author: General Manager: SFA Student Channel
Summary:Invitation to Review 2002-2003 Federal Pell Grant Program Technical Reference (January 2002 draft)
Posted on January 22, 2002
TO: All Destination Points
FROM: U.S. Department of Education
RE: Invitation to Review 2002-2003 Federal Pell Grant Program Technical Reference (January 2002 draft)
We are pleased to announce the posting of the January 2002 Draft of the 2002-2003 Federal Pell Grant Program Technical Reference for your review and comment. The document will be posted on the US Department of Education's Student Financial Assistance Download (fsadownload) Web site located at fsadownload.ed.gov and on the Department's IFAP Web site (ifap.ed.gov).
The Federal Pell Grant Technical Reference provides programmer specifications and record layouts for postsecondary institutions that need to design software systems to interface with ED’s software.
The Department invites you to review and comment on this draft. As you review the document, write your comments on a paper copy of the draft or prepare a memorandum noting the page and paragraph for each suggested change. This draft includes all sections and appendices but does not include an index as that is the final step in the publication process.
Once you have completed your review, send your comments to us by January 30, 2002. You can send your comments in any of three ways:
Fax your comments to Pell Information Work Group", fax number:301-548-2378.
E-mail your comments to email@example.com with 'Attn: Pell Information Work Group' in the subject line.
Contact us via the Pell Customer Service Hotline at 1-800-4PGRANT (1-800/474-7268).
During January and February the Department of Education (ED) will review your suggestions to determine how to further update the 2002-2003 Federal Pell Grant Program Technical Reference in preparation of the final publication.
The document will be posted in both PDF and Word formats. Follow the instructions below to download the document from the fsadownload Web site:
To download this document:
1) Go to .
2) Click on the "References and Documents" link.
3) Click on the "2002-2003 Federal Pell Grant Technical Reference" link; you can select Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat format.
4) Click on "Save as" (Acrobat) or "Save it to disk" (Word), designate a target directory for the document file, and click OK to save.
5) Open the saved file in the appropriate program (Acrobat or Word) to view and print the draft document.
If you have any questions regarding the information contained in this document, please contact Pell Customer Service Hotline at 1-800-4PGRANT (1-800/474-7268).