Publication Date: December 18, 2006
Author: G. Kay Jacks, General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid
Summary: Availability of December 2006 Update to 2007-2008 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide and ISIR Comment Text File
Posted on 12-18-2006Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the posting of the December 2006 update to the 2007-2008 SAR Comment Codes and Text guide and ISIR Comment Text file. The December 2006 updates incorporate recent changes to 2007-2008 SAR comment code text.
The changes to the comment code text are as follows:
** Comments 247 and 249, first sentence, replaced "your parent(s)" with "someone in your parents' household"
The 2007-2008 SAR Comment Codes and Text guide serves as a stand-alone guide as well as a companion to the 2007-2008 EDE Technical Reference. Refer to this guide for information on comment codes and text, including SAR Comment Text, SAR Acknowledgment Comment Text, and changes to the comments.
The ISIR Comment Text file is a flat file of the SAR/ISIR comment codes that you can import into your system if you design a software system to interface with the U.S. Department of Education's application processing system.
The updated 2007-2008 SAR Comment Codes and Text guide, including a tracking log of changes, is available 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, these documents are provided as attachments 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" from the right side of the home page.
These documents 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." The ISIR Comment Text file can be found under "CPS Test System."
If you have any questions regarding this message, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.