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Signature Requirements (Federal Pell Grant) (summary)

AwardYear: 1997-1998
Edition: PostSecondary
Part: 2 - - The application process for financial aid
SectionTitle: Signature Requirements (Federal Pell Grant) (summary)

PageNumbers: 44

Signature Requirements
(Federal Pell Grant)

Previously, for an ISIR to be valid, the student was required to sign a
statement certifying the data's accuracy. This is no longer a
requirement. In other words, once the student has signed the FAFSA,
he or she doesn't have to sign other documentation in order to receive
a Pell Grant-unless a correction or verification is required.

If a line item on a paper SAR is corrected, the student and at
least one parent (for a dependent student) must sign Part 2 of the
SAR before it is returned to the FAFSA processor. If one or more
line items on the SAR have been adjusted by the FAA, the
adjustment(s) can be processed without the signatures of the student
and parent. For corrections that are received through EDE, the school
must have signed documentation from the student and parent: the
correction on Part 2 of the SAR, a signed copy of the correction sent
to the CPS, or signed verification documentation. This
documentation must be collected before the school sends data to
the CPS.

Remember, if the student filed through EDE at your school, you
must keep on file the student's signature (on a completed paper
application or on the "echo document" printed from EDE) even if
the student does not receive federal student aid or does not attend
your institution.

Eligibility certifications relating to Educational Purpose, Registration
Status, and Refunds and Defaults were at one time included on
statements provided on the SAR and the electronic ISIR. However,
the Statement of Educational Purpose and the Certification Statement
on Overpayments and Defaults have been moved to the FAFSA. The
school is not required to collect or keep a separate copy of these

The statement of Registration Status is not printed on either the
FAFSA or the SAR. However, a student may register for the
Selective Service using the FAFSA, as discussed previously.

Last Modified: 08/20/1998