Posted Date:April 13, 2017
|Author:||John Kane, Acting Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid|
Subject: Formatting and Printing the Pell Grant School Account Statement (SAS) and the Pell Grant SAS Disbursement Detail on Demand (Updated May 3, 2017)
Note: On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, we updated the “Instructions for Formatting Comma Delimited with Headers School Account Statement (SAS) Files in Microsoft Excel” attachment to include a note regarding Microsoft Excel’s practice on removing leading zeroes when importing numerical fields.
As explained in a March 16, 2017 Electronic Announcement, we implemented the Pell Grant School Account Statement (SAS) and the Pell Grant SAS Disbursement Detail on Demand. Similar to the SAS for the Direct Loan and Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant programs, the Pell Grant SAS can be used as a reconciliation tool for Pell Grant cash summary, cash detail, and actual disbursement data. Both reports will be sent to schools’ Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) mailbox in a Comma Delimited with Headers format. For more information on these new reports, refer to .
The purpose of this announcement is to provide additional information about how schools can format and print the Pell Grant SAS and/or Pell Grant SAS Disbursement Detail on Demand if the file is not able to be imported directly into the school’s Financial Aid software or mainframe systems. In the attachment to this announcement, we provide instructions for formatting the Comma-Delimited with Headers Pell Grant SAS and Pell Grant SAS Disbursement Detail on Demand in Microsoft Excel. These instructions can also be used to assist schools with formatting and printing of the current Direct Loan SAS and the TEACH Grant SAS in Comma Delimited with Headers format.
Note: Schools will not be able to import the Pell Grant SAS or the Pell Grant SAS Disbursement Detail on Demand into EDExpress.
If you have questions about the formatting instructions or about the Pell Grant SAS, contact the COD School Relations Center at 800/474-7268. You may also email CODSupport@ed.gov.