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(Application Processing) Subject: 2010-2011 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide (November 2009 Update)

Posted Date:November 18, 2009

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

Subject: 2010-2011 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide (November 2009 Update)

Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the posting of the updated 2010-2011 SAR Comment Codes and Text reference guide. The reference guide is designed as a stand-alone guide as well as a companion to the 2010-2011 EDE Technical Reference. The guide includes a description of changes to the SAR comments for 2010-2011, and also provides the complete text for all 2010-2011 comments.

The November 2009 update includes revisions to Web-only comment codes 158 and 159 to correct the “Item 50” reference to “Item 48.” We also added the Appendix section. For more information, consult the tracking log of changes posted with the reference.

In addition to its current availability on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, the guide will also be available in the next several days from the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at

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

Last Modified: 11/17/2009