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Summary: Updated 2008-2009 ISIR Comment Text File for Software Developers

Publication Date: May 1, 2008

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

Summary: Updated 2008-2009 ISIR Comment Text File for Software Developers

Posted on 05-01-2008

Federal Student Aid has posted an updated version of the 2008-2009 Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) Comment Text data file, which is part of the 2008-2009 Central Processing System (CPS) Test System, to the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at

The updated file, which is posted in flat text format and can be used by developers of third-party software, includes the new comment codes 281 and 282 and associated text. These two comments were added to provide information to students regarding the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program. We have also included minor updates to comment codes 46, 105, 109, 138, 142, and 144 in this version.

For more information about the new TEACH Grant comment codes and other comment text updates in this release, please see the updated 2008-2009 SAR Comment Codes and Text reference guide, posted on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, located at

To locate the 2008-2009 ISIR Comment Text file for viewing or downloading from the FSAdownload home page, select the “Technical References and Guides” link, then select “2008-2009” under “CPS Test System.”

If You Have Questions
If you have any questions, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at

Last Modified: 04/30/2008