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(Application Processing) Subject: Reminder: Submit 2010-2011 SAR and ISIR Corrections by January 10, 2011 in Preparation for 2011-2012 Renewal Reminder Distribution

Posted Date:November 1, 2010

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

Subject: Reminder: Submit 2010-2011 SAR and ISIR Corrections by January 10, 2011 in Preparation for 2011-2012 Renewal Reminder Distribution

In preparation for the 2011-2012 Renewal Reminder distribution, we are reminding all schools to update 2010-2011 Student Aid Report (SAR) and Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) transactions for their students with current e-mail and mailing addresses by January 10, 2011. Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements for a 2011-2012 renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 10, 2011, will be sent a Renewal Reminder e-mail or a Renewal Reminder letter between January 14 and February 14, 2011.

What is the Renewal Reminder?

The Renewal Reminder is an important alert for renewal-eligible students, reminding them that they can use FAFSA on the Web to reapply for aid. We encourage schools to work with students to ensure the most current e-mail and mailing address information is present on 2010-2011 transactions and to submit any other pending corrections that may be preventing the student from being renewal-eligible for 2011-2012, such as resolving rejected transactions.

Who is Eligible For a Renewal Reminder?

Renewal-eligible students must have a "good" match with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to qualify for a Renewal Reminder. A "good" match occurs when the student's Social Security Number (SSN), name, and date of birth all match SSA's records and the student received a match flag of "4." A successful match result indicates that the student has previously been sent a Federal Student Aid PIN, which is required to access renewal data on FAFSA on the Web, and the student should therefore be sent a Renewal Reminder.

What Type of Renewal Reminder Will a Student Receive?

Renewal-eligible students who provide valid e-mail addresses on their 2010-2011 records will be sent 2011-2012 Renewal Reminder e-mails.

Renewal-eligible students whose 2010-2011 records do not have e-mail addresses, or whose Renewal Reminder e-mails have been returned as undeliverable, will be mailed 2011-2012 Renewal Reminder letters, provided there is a deliverable mailing address.

Note: Students will receive Spanish 2011-2012 Renewal Reminders if the 2010-2011 transaction that is renewal-eligible was created from a Spanish application.

Contact Information

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

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Last Modified: 10/31/2010