Maintained for Historical Purposes

This resource is being maintained for historical purposes only and is not currently applicable.

(Application Processing) Subject: Distribution of 2011-2012 Renewal FAFSA Reminders Begins on January 18, 2011

Posted Date:January 10, 2011

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

Subject: Distribution of 2011-2012 Renewal FAFSA Reminders Begins on January 18, 2011

As we first informed you in a November 1, 2010 Electronic Announcement, the Central Processing System (CPS) will begin identifying students eligible to receive a 2011-2012 Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Reminder on January 14, 2011. The distribution of e-mail reminders and printed reminders will officially begin on January 18, 2011 and continue through February 14, 2011.

Students who are renewal-eligible for 2011-2012 and who qualify for reminders by January 10, 2011 will be sent Renewal Reminder notifications. Eligible students who provided e-mail addresses on their 2010-2011 records will receive 2011-2012 Renewal Reminder e-mails. Renewal-eligible students whose records do not have valid e-mail addresses, or whose Renewal Reminder e-mails are returned as undeliverable, will be mailed 2011-2012 Renewal Reminder letters, provided there is a deliverable mailing address.

Please note the following additional information:

  • A student may become renewal-eligible for 2011-2012 after January 10, 2011, if he or she initially files a 2010-2011 FAFSA or if a correction is made to his or her 2010-2011 record after January 10, 2011 that creates a renewal-eligible record. This student is eligible to complete the 2011-2012 renewal application, but will not receive a Renewal Reminder e-mail or letter.
  • We will not send Renewal Reminders to renewal-eligible students who already have a processed 2011-2012 FAFSA by January 10, 2011.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding the 2011-2012 renewal application process, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at

Last Modified: 01/09/2011