Publication Date: October 23, 2007
Author: William Leith, Acting General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid
Summary: Availability of Updated 2007-2008 CPS Test System User Guide
Posted on 10-23-2007
Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the posting of the October 2007 version of the 2007-2008 CPS Test System User Guide on the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at http://FSAdownload.ed.gov. This guide provides instructions for using the 2007-2008 Central Processing System (CPS) Test System, which includes two testing environments: a mainframe test environment and a Web Demonstration (demo) site, located at http://fafsademo.test.ed.gov.
The October 2007 version of the guide contains updated descriptions of TG numbers (page 5 and 20 of the updated guide). In order to address the increased number of users requiring authentication for the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG), TG numbers can now contain alpha-numeric characters in the third position (after "TG"), such as TGA0001. Users with existing, all-numeric TG numbers, such as TG50001, are not affected by this format change.
If You Have Questions
The CPS Test System User Guide is available in the "Technical References and Guides" section of the FSAdownload Web site.
If you have any questions regarding the 2007-2008 CPS Test System User Guide, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806), or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.