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(Application Processing) Subject: 2009-2010 ISIR Reprocessing on April 1, 2009 to Identify Pell-Eligible Records Based on 2009-2010 Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules

Posted Date: March 27, 2009

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

Subject: 2009-2010 ISIR Reprocessing on April 1, 2009 to Identify Pell-Eligible Records Based on 2009-2010 Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules

As we informed you in an electronic announcement posted on March 12, 2009 to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, Federal Student Aid will reprocess 2009-2010 Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) for applicants who applied prior to March 17, 2009 who may now be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) according to the 2009-2010 payment and disbursement schedules published in Dear Colleague Letter P-09-01. This reprocessing will take place April 1, 2009.

As described in Dear Colleague Letter P-09-01, the maximum Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that a student may have to be eligible to receive a Pell Grant in 2009-2010 is now 4617. For an explanation of how this figure was established, as well as information regarding the determination of the 2009-2010 maximum and minimum Pell Grant award amounts, please refer to the Dear Colleague Letter.

We implemented these eligibility changes in the Central Processing System (CPS) on March 17, 2009. From that date forward, all new 2009-2010 applications, as well as corrections to applications that were filed earlier, use the actual Pell Grant amounts for the 2009-2010 Award Year.

The April 1, 2009 reprocessing will impact application and correction records processed prior to March 17, 2009, for students not designated as being "Pell Grant Eligible" under earlier formulas but who are now eligible for a 2009-2010 Pell Grant. We estimate that approximately 110,000 student records will be reprocessed. New 2009-2010 Student Aid Reports (SARs) and ISIRs will be generated for students impacted by this reprocessing.

How to Identify Reprocessed ISIRs

CPS transactions created prior to March 17, 2009 that have an EFC greater than 4041 and less than 4618 will be reprocessed on April 1, 2009 using the new Pell-eligible EFC ranges for 2009-2010 Pell Grant awards.

Several methods exist for identifying the records resulting from the April 1, 2009 reprocessing:

  • Reprocessed ISIRs will be sent under the IGSG10OP message class.
  • Paper SARs and ISIRs will include SAR comment code 172, which states "This SAR was produced because we have processed a change to your information based on information reported to us by another agency or as a result of a processing system change. Please review your SAR to see what effect, if any, this change has had on your application."
  • ISIRs produced as a result of the April 1, 2009 reprocessing will include a value of "01" for the Reprocessed Reason Code (ISIR field #206). The Reprocessed Reason Code value of "01" will also be displayed on page 2 of the paper SAR in the FAA Info section.

If You Have Questions

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

If your students have questions, ask them to contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800/4-FEDAID (800/433-3243) or by e-mail at TDD/TTY service is also available at 800/730-8913.

Last Modified: 03/26/2009