Publication Date: July 24,2006
Author: G. Kay Jacks, General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid
Summary: HERA Operational Implementation Guidance (CPS, COD System, EDExpress Suite) -- Availability of July 2006 Update to 2006-2007 ISIR Guide
Posted on 07-24-2006
Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the availability of the July 2006 version of the 2006-2007 ISIR Guide. This version includes changes as a result of the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (the HERA), Pub. L. 109-171. More information on the HERA is described in Dear Colleague Letter GEN-06-05 (http://www.ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN0605.html). Additional changes to the guide have also been made that further clarify data or update inaccuracies.
The ISIR Guide assists financial aid administrators with interpreting the information contained in electronic Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) returned to schools by the Central Processing System (CPS). The term "ISIR" refers to all processed student information records that the CPS sends to institutions electronically.
The updated 2006-2007 ISIR Guide is available in PDF format on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, located at http://ifap.ed.gov. For readers who are viewing this message electronically on IFAP, the document is provided as an attachment to this message. Otherwise, to view, print, or download the document from IFAP, go to http://ifap.ed.gov and click on "Application Processing Materials" or "Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA) Information" from the right side of the home page.
The guide will also be available in the next several days from the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at http://fsadownload.ed.gov, under "Technical References and Guides."
If you have any questions regarding the information contained in this document, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806), or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.