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(Application Processing) Subject: 2011-2012 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide

Posted Date:October 27, 2010

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

Subject: 2011-2012 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide

We are pleased to announce the posting of the 2011-2012 SAR Comment Codes and Text reference guide. The reference guide is designed as a stand-alone guide as well as a companion to the 2011-2012 EDE Technical Reference. The guide includes a description of changes to the SAR comments for 2011-2012, and also provides the complete text for all 2011-2012 comments.

New for 2011-2012, this guide has been expanded to include database match information that was previously included in Appendix B of the ISIR Guide. We reformatted the SAR comment code and text table and provide simplified, enhanced tables at the end of the guide that cross-reference match flag results with the rejects, C flag, and comment numbers.

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: 10/26/2010