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Summary: New NSLDS Fields for ACG and National SMART Grant to be Zero-Filled on 2008-2009 ISIRs until Implementation of COD System Functionality

Publication Date: February 4, 2008

Author: William Leith, Acting General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid

Summary: New NSLDS Fields for ACG and National SMART Grant to be Zero-Filled on 2008-2009 ISIRs until Implementation of COD System Functionality


Posted on 02-04-2008


Federal Student Aid is alerting you that 2008-2009 Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) are currently being sent with zeroes in new fields specific to the Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant). The new fields are Scheduled Award Amount, Percent Eligibility Used by Scheduled Award (EU), and Total Percent Eligibility Used by Academic Year Level (TEU). Information for up to three ACG and National SMART Grant awards is displayed on the 2008-2009 ISIR.

Note: Only the new fields are zero-filled. ACG and National SMART Grant history continues to display on the ISIR.

As described in the 2008-2009 COD Technical Reference, the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System will calculate these amounts for all award years after our 2008-2009 COD System implementation scheduled for March 15, 2008. After the calculation is performed by the COD System, the data will be passed to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and then on to the Central Processing System (CPS), which in turn will provide the data on the ISIR. The specific schedule for when this data will display on the ISIR is as follows:

  • For 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 ACG and National SMART Grant awards, the new data will display on the ISIR shortly after the March 15, 2008 COD System implementation. When this occurs, the new data will also be available on the COD and NSLDS Web sites.

  • For 2008-2009 ACG and National SMART Grant awards, the new data will display on the ISIR after the first actual disbursement for a 2008-2009 award has been accepted by the COD System. When this occurs, the new data will also be available on the COD and NSLDS Web sites.

In the NSLDS section of the 2008-2009 ISIR, each field occurs three times for both the ACG and National SMART Grant:

  • The NSLDS/ACG Scheduled Award Amount ISIR field numbers are 393, 407, and 421. The NSLDS/National SMART Grant Scheduled Award Amount ISIR field numbers are 435, 448, and 461.

  • The NSLDS/ACG Percent Eligibility Used by Scheduled Award field numbers are 395, 409, and 423. The NSLDS/National SMART Grant Percent Eligibility Used by Scheduled Award field numbers are 437, 450, and 463.

  • The NSLDS/ACG Total Percent Eligibility Used by Academic Year Level ISIR field numbers are 402, 416, and 430. The NSLDS/National SMART Total Percent Eligibility Used by Academic Year Level ISIR field numbers are 443, 456, and 469.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov. For more information regarding the calculation of the new ACG and National SMART Grant fields, refer to the 2008-2009 COD Technical Reference, available on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, and to forthcoming IFAP Electronic Announcements about the 2008-2009 COD System implementation.

Last Modified: 02/03/2008