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Summary: Availability of 2007-2008 Specifications for Software Developers (Final Version)

Publication Date: January 22, 2007

Author: G. Kay Jacks, General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid

Summary: Availability of 2007-2008 Specifications for Software Developers (Final Version)

Posted on 01-23-2007

The Central Processing System (CPS) is pleased to announce the posting of the final version of the Specifications for Software Developers for the 2007-2008 cycle. This version, except for including the final ISIR Record Description/Data Dictionary in the Appendix, is the same as and replaces the draft version posted in September 2006.

The final version of the 2007-2008 Specifications for Software Developers is available in PDF format on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, located at 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 and click on “Application Processing Materials” from the right side of the home page.

The specifications will also be available in the next several days from the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at To locate the specifications for viewing or downloading from the FSAdownload home page, select the “Technical References and Guides” link, then select “2007-2008” under “CPS Test System.”

If you have questions related to the specifications, please contact Teri Hunt, ORC Macro International, by e-mail at or at 301/572-0263.


Last Modified: 01/22/2007