Publication Date: February 6, 2008
Author: William Leith, Acting General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid
Summary: 2008-2009 ISIR Reprocessing for Web Applications with Dependency Override Submitted by Students Rescheduled for February 6, 2008
Posted on 02-06-2008
In an electronic announcement posted to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site on February 1, 2008, we announced we would reprocess 2008-2009 Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) for applicants impacted by a FAFSA on the Web issue that allowed certain renewal-eligible students to submit an application containing a Dependency Override.
The reprocessing for students impacted by this issue was originally scheduled to occur on Monday, February 4, 2008. However, due to additional coding and testing efforts we identified following the posting of our announcement, this reprocessing occurred on Wednesday, February 6, 2008. New Student Aid Reports (SARs) and ISIRs resulting from the reprocessing were sent to students and schools on February 6, 2008.
Update on Outreach Effort
On February 4, 2008, we completed an outreach effort to contact students whose records, once reprocessed, will have a change in dependency status from independent to dependent. We alerted the affected students that they will be receiving a new SAR without the Dependency Override and instructed them to contact the financial aid office at their school if they think they have special circumstances that would change their dependency status to independent.
In addition to the student outreach, we have completed contacting affected schools. A majority of the dependent applicants listed the same school code(s) on their 2007-2008 records. While we contacted the affected schools, it is important to note that any institution could potentially receive one of the reprocessed ISIRs.
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.
If your students have any questions, please ask them to contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800/4-FEDAID (800/433-3243) or by e-mail at FederalStudentAidCustomerService@ed.gov. TDD/TTY service is also available at 800/730-8913.