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(Application Processing) Subject: 2012-2013 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide (June 2012 Update)

Posted Date:June 29, 2012

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

Subject: 2012-2013 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide (June 2012 Update)

We are pleased to announce the posting of an update to the 2012-2013 SAR Comment Codes and Text reference guide. The reference guide is designed as a stand-alone guide as well as a companion to the 2012-2013 EDE Technical Reference. The guide includes a description of changes to the Student Aid Report (SAR) comments for 2012-2013, and also provides the complete text for all 2012-2013 comments.

The June 2012 update contains the following updates:

  • Updates to comment text wording in comments 033, 137, 293, 313, and 314.

  • The addition of new comment codes 345-348, which provide important information to students about their maximum Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) eligibility. The SAR C Flag is set when comment code 346 or 347 appears on the student’s transaction. For additional information about upcoming system updates related to the Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) process, refer to the June 29, 2012 Electronic Announcement posted on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site.

For more information about the revisions, consult the tracking log of changes posted with the reference and in the Appendix.

In addition to its current availability on the 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: 06/28/2012