Publication Date: February 23, 2007
Author: G. Kay Jacks, General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid
Summary: Availability of February 2007 Update to 2007-2008 ISIR Guide
Posted on 02-23-2007
Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the availability of the February 2007 update to the 2007-2008 ISIR Guide. 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 February 2007 changes to the ISIR Guide are as follows:
** Updated the "NSLDS Financial Aid History" section to clarify that a 2007-2008 ISIR transaction may contain both 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) payment information for Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) awards. Previously, we did not specify that ACG and National SMART Grant information from both cycles could be included on a 2007-2008 ISIR.
** Updated Appendix B to revise the Correction Application Coordinator's phone number to "(703) 284-5666" in SAR comment 013 of the Student's Social Security Number Match section.
** Updated Appendix B to revise the overpayment contact mailing address to "P.O. Box 5609, Greenville, Texas 75403-5609" in SAR comments 041, 042, 043, 065, 066, 067, 100, 101, 102, 241, 242, 243, 262, 263 and 264 of the NSLDS Match section.
The updated 2007-2008 ISIR Guide, including a tracking log of changes, 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 guide and tracking log are provided as an attachment to this message. Otherwise, to view, print, or download the documents from IFAP, go to http://ifap.ed.gov and click on "Application Processing Materials" from the right side of the home page.
The updated guide and tracking log 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 this message, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.