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(Application Processing) Subject: Issue Alert: Reposting of February 2013 Updates to 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guides

Posted Date:March 5, 2013

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

Subject: Issue Alert: Reposting of February 2013 Updates to 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guides

On February 21, 2013, we posted two electronic announcements to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site alerting you to the availability of updated versions of the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 SAR Comment Codes and Text reference guides. We determined subsequently that the electronic announcements did not accurately describe the addition of comment codes to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Match table in the guides. We also determined that we needed to implement several additional changes to information provided in both guides.

As a result of these findings, we have updated both electronic announcements, which include links to the corrected versions of the guides. You can also use the following links to access the updated versions of the guides: 2012-2013 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide and the 2013-2014 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide.

Refer to the tracking log of changes posted with the guides or in the Appendix of each guide for a complete description of the changes we implemented in the reposted versions.

In addition to the current availability of the guides on the IFAP Web site, the updated guides will also be available in the next several days from the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at https://www.fsadownload.ed.gov.

Contact Information

We regret any inconvenience or confusion this issue may have caused you.

If you have questions, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.

Last Modified: 03/04/2013