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(Application Processing) Subject: Distribution of 2009-2010 Renewal FAFSA Reminders Begins January 15, 2009

Posted Date: January 12, 2009

Author: William Leith, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Distribution of 2009-2010 Renewal FAFSA Reminders Begins January 15, 2009

As we first informed you in a November 5, 2008 Electronic Announcement, we will begin sending 2009-2010 Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) reminder notifications to students on January 15, 2009. The distribution will continue through February 16, 2009.

Students who are renewal-eligible for 2009-2010 and who qualify for reminders by January 11, 2009 will be sent Renewal Reminder notifications. Eligible students who provided e-mail addresses on their 2008-2009 records will receive 2009-2010 Renewal Reminder e-mails. Renewal-eligible students whose records do not have e-mail addresses with valid syntax, or whose Renewal Reminder e-mails are returned as undeliverable, will be mailed 2009-2010 Renewal Reminder letters, provided there is a deliverable mailing address.

Please note the following additional information:

  • A student may become renewal-eligible for 2009-2010 after January 11, 2009, if he or she initially files a 2008-2009 FAFSA or if a correction is made to his or her 2008-2009 record after January 11 that creates a renewal-eligible record. Such a student is eligible to complete the 2009-2010 renewal application, but will not receive a Renewal Reminder e-mail or letter.
  • We will not send Renewal Reminders to renewal-eligible students who already have a processed 2009-2010 FAFSA by January 11, 2009.

For further information on the 2009-2010 renewal application process, including details regarding renewal application eligibility, see the 2009-2010 Summary of Changes for the Application Processing System Guide, which is available on the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at, and on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, located at

If You Have Questions

If you have questions regarding the 2009-2010 renewal application process, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at

Last Modified: 01/11/2009