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(General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT--Federal Student Aid Web Site Outages Scheduled for January 16, 2011

Posted Date:January 14, 2011

Author: Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: OUTAGE ALERT--Federal Student Aid Web Site Outages Scheduled for January 16, 2011

On Sunday, January 16, 2011, we plan to execute extended Web site maintenance and operating system upgrades to several Federal Student Aid Web sites. This work is in addition to the extended maintenance scheduled for the Direct Loan Consolidation System and Web site and closure information due the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday as explained in two earlier Electronic Announcements posted on January 7, 2011 to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site.

This announcement provides information about the Web sites that will be affected during the extended maintenance period. Please review the information in this announcement and evaluate the impact on your school or organization during the period when the affected Web sites will be unavailable.

We apologize for the short notice about these outages; however, it is important that we complete the work this weekend.

Web Site Impact from 5:00 A.M. (ET) until 8:00 P.M. Sunday, January 16, 2011

From 5:00 A.M. (ET) on until 8:00 P.M. (ET) on Sunday, January 16, 2011, users will be unable to access many of our Web sites. Users attempting to access an impacted Web site during this period will receive an error message informing them that the page cannot be found.

  • CPS Web Applications Demo System (FAA Access to CPS Online Demo and FAFSA Demo)
  • Default Management
  • Direct Loan Consolidation
  • Direct Loan Servicing Online
  • FAFSA4caster
  • FAFSA on the Web
  • Federal Student Aid PIN
  • Financial Partners Datamart
  • Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
  • National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Student Access
  • Quality Assurance Program
  • TEACH Grant

We apologize for the inconvenience these outages may cause and appreciate your patience as we complete these important upgrades.

Last Modified: 01/13/2011