Publication Date: November 24, 2004
Author: General Manager, FSA Application, School Eligibility and Delivery Services
Summary: 2005-2006 Application Processing System Summary of Changes Process Guide
Posted on 11-24-2004
TO: All Destination Points
FROM: U.S. Department of Education
RE: 2005-2006 Application Processing System Summary of Changes Process Guide
DATE: November 24, 2004
The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce that the 2005-2006 Application Processing System Summary of Changes Process Guide has been posted to the Department's Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at http://fsadownload.ed.gov.
The summary provides information about the changes and enhancements FSA is making to the 2005-2006 application processing system, including changes to the:
* Paper Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Paper Renewal FAFSA
* Central Processing System (CPS), including changes to database matches, CPS edits, and need analysis changes
* 2005-2006 application output sent to students, such as the Student Aid Report (SAR) and e-mail notifications
* 2005-2006 Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR)
* CPS Test System
To view, print, or download the 2005-2006 Application Processing System Summary of Changes Process Guide from FSAdownload:
1) Go to http://fsadownload.ed.gov.
2) Click on the "Technical References and Guides" link.
3) Scroll down to "Summary of Changes to the Application Processing System" and click the "2005-2006" link.
4) To view or print the document, click the "PDF Format" link.
5) To save the document, click with your right mouse button on the "PDF Format" link and a pop-up menu will appear. Select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" from the menu, then browse to the folder where you want to save the file.
6) Once you have saved the file, use Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print the document.
Many of the changes we made to the 2005-2006 application processing system were the result of feedback and comments we received from you. As always, we appreciate your contributions to improving our products and services and encourage you to continue to share your suggestions with us.
If you have any questions regarding the information contained in this document, please contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.