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(Application Processing) Subject: Listing of Colleges on ISIRs Provided to State Grant Agencies

Posted Date:January 8, 2016

Author: Jeff Baker, Director, Policy Liaison and Implementation, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Listing of Colleges on ISIRs Provided to State Grant Agencies

On November 12, 2015, we posted an Electronic Announcement informing institutions that, beginning with the 2016-2017 FAFSA (start-up on January 1, 2016), institutional ISIRs will only include the Federal School code and corresponding housing code for the institution receiving the student’s ISIR. In that Electronic Announcement we also stated that the full list of the colleges will continue to be included on ISIRs provided to state grant agencies and on Student Aid Reports (SARs) provided to students.

This Electronic Announcement informs the financial aid community that, while state grant agencies will continue to receive the full list of the colleges listed by the student on the FAFSA, beginning with the 2017-2018 FAFSA (start-up on October 1, 2016), that listing will no longer be provided in the order in which the student listed the schools, but rather in a random order.

The list of colleges included on students’ SARs will continue to be presented in the order listed by the student on the FAFSA.

Last Modified: 01/07/2016