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(Application Processing) Subject: 2015-2016 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide (July 2015 Update)

Posted Date:July 22, 2015

Author: Lisa DiCarlo, Director, Student Experience Group, Federal Student Aid

Subject: 2015-2016 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide (July 2015 Update)

We are pleased to announce the posting of an update to the 2015-2016 SAR Comment Codes and Text reference guide. The reference guide is designed as a stand-alone guide, as well as a companion to the 2015-2016 EDE Technical Reference. The guide includes a description of changes to the SAR comments for 2015-2016, and also provides the complete text for all 2015-2016 comments.

In the July 2015 version of the guide, we revised comment code 006 and replaced comment codes 275-280 with new text and guidance that references the new FSA ID instead of the Federal Student Aid PIN. We also revised the Action Needed column for comment codes 046, 109, 359, and 360 to provide more specific direction on the required resolution, and we updated the hyperlinks referenced in comment codes 165 and 166 for the Child Welfare Information Gateway.

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

In addition to its current availability on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (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

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Last Modified: 07/21/2015