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(Application Processing) Subject: 2010-2011 ISIR Reprocessing on May 18, 2010 to Identify Pell-Eligible Records Based on Revised 2010-2011 Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules

Posted Date:May 14, 2010

Author: William Leith, Service Director, Program Management Service

Subject: 2010-2011 ISIR Reprocessing on May 18, 2010 to Identify Pell-Eligible Records Based on Revised 2010-2011 Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules

In an electronic announcement posted to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site on May 5, 2010, we alerted you that we will reprocess 2010-2011 Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) for applicants who applied prior to May 6, 2010 who may now be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) according to the 2010-2011 payment and disbursement schedules published in Dear Colleague Letter P-10-03. This reprocessing will take place May 18, 2010.

As described in Dear Colleague Letter P-10-03, the maximum Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that a student may have to be eligible to receive a Pell Grant in 2010-2011 is now 5273. For an explanation of how this figure was established, as well as information regarding the determination of the 2010-2011 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 May 6, 2010. From that date forward, all new 2010-2011 applications, as well as corrections to applications that were filed earlier, use the revised Pell Grant amounts for the 2010-2011 Award Year.

The May 18, 2010 reprocessing will impact application and correction records processed prior to May 6, 2010, for students not designated as being "Pell Grant Eligible" under earlier formulas but who are now eligible for a 2010-2011 Pell Grant. We estimate that less than 250,000 student records will be reprocessed. New 2010-2011 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 May 6, 2010 that have an EFC greater than 4617 and equal to or less than 5273 will be reprocessed on May 18, 2010 using the new Pell-eligible EFC ranges for 2010-2011 Pell Grant awards.

Several methods exist for identifying the records resulting from the May 18, 2010 reprocessing:

  • Reprocessed ISIRs will be sent under the IGSG11OP 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 May 18, 2010 reprocessing will include a value of "01" for the Reprocessed Reason Code (ISIR field #217). The Reprocessed Reason Code value of "01" will also be displayed on the FAA Info page in Student Inquiry on the FAA Access to CPS Online Web site.

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: 05/13/2010