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Summary: March 2002 Posting to IFAP of Updated RFMS Record Layouts for 2002-2003

Publication Date: March 13, 2002

Author: General Manager: SFA School Channel

Summary: March 2002 Posting to IFAP of Updated RFMS Record Layouts for 2002-2003


Posted on March 13, 2002

TO: All Destination Points

FROM: Pell Grant Processing

RE: March 2002 Posting to IFAP of Updated RFMS Record Layouts for 2002-2003


THIS MESSAGE: Announces additional updates to the RFMS record layouts for 2002-2003 dated December 7, 2001 that were posted to IFAP on December 10, 2001. The new updated record layouts are dated March 4, 2002. Please note that while Pell Grants will by processed for all schools in 2002-03 by the Common Originations and Disbursement System, not RFMS, these are the layouts that will be used by schools that are not sending records in the XML format.

The Federal Pell Grant Program has made the following additional changes to the RFMS record layouts for 2002-2003:

  • The new Low Tuition & Fees ranges have been added.

  • On the Data Request Record a valid value of blank has been added to positions 77 - 85 Student Current SSN and positions 86 - 93 Student's Date of Birth. The following processing note was added for these fields and the Student name in positions 77 - 122: "This field will only be populated for student specific Data Requests."

  • On the Data Request Acknowledgment record a valid value of blank has been added to positions 99 - 107 Student Current SSN and positions 108 - 115 Student's Date of birth. The following processing note was added for these fields and the Student name in positions 116 - 144 "This field will only be populated for student specific Data Requests."

All the changes made for 2002-2003 to the 2001-2002 record layouts are highlighted in the 2002-2003 record layouts dated December 7, 2001 for your convenience. The record layout files are available in both Word and PDF formats.

If you have any questions on the record layouts, please contact Pell Customer Service at 800-474-7268 or by email at pell.systems@ed.gov.

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Last Modified: 03/12/2002