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(General) Subject: Implementation of Federal Student Aid System Access Changes

Posted Date:March 12, 2013

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

Subject: Implementation of Federal Student Aid System Access Changes

During the weekend of March 9-10, 2013, we implemented two important changes related to Federal Student Aid system access. These system access changes, previously announced in multiple communications posted to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, are part of an ongoing effort to ensure the security of Federal Student Aid data systems.

AIMS Login Process Change

As of Monday, March 11, 2013, any user of a system behind Federal Student Aid's Access and Identity Management System (AIMS) is now required to read and accept the Federal Student Aid Privacy Act Acknowledgement and Rules of Behavior, as well as complete Federal Student Aid Security Training on an annual basis.

The systems/Web sites that are currently behind AIMS and which are affected by this change are eCampus-Based (eCB), eCDR Appeals, Experimental Sites, FAA Access to CPS Online, Financial Partners Datamart, National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Professional Access, and Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) Enrollment.

For a complete description of this change, refer to the February 6, 2013 electronic announcement, posted to the IFAP Web site.

COD Online Service Enrollment

In addition, over the past weekend we implemented the first phase of a change in how authorized users will access the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) Web site. As described in a March 8, 2013 electronic announcement, all COD Web site users must be enrolled for the COD Online Service and have an FSA User ID and password to access the COD Web site on or after May 4, 2013.

For a complete description of this change and the steps that must be completed, refer to the March 8, 2013 electronic announcement.

Contact Information

We appreciate the assistance of all Federal Student Aid system users as we implement these system access changes.

If you have questions regarding the login change for any system/Web site behind AIMS, contact the Customer Service Center for the specific system/Web site you need to access. Service Center contact information is available on the IFAP Web site's Service Centers for Schools page or is provided on the specific Web site.

If you have questions about how to enroll a COD Web site user for COD Online Service or how to register for an FSA User ID, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at

Last Modified: 03/11/2013