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Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)

Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)

The Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site consolidates guidance, resources, and information related to the administration and processing of Title IV federal student aid into one online site for use by the entire financial aid community.

The most recent postings to the site are listed in the What's New section.

What's New

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Below is an abbreviated list of the most recent postings to the IFAP Web site. Click here or on the "What's New" link in the top menu bar to view all recent postings.

COD Technical Reference

  • 2015-11-23 Subject: 2016-2017 COD Technical Reference

Dear Colleague Letters

  • 2015-10-19 (GEN-15-20) Subject: Direct Loan and FFEL Program Reaffirmation Agreement

EDE Technical Reference

  • 2015-11-17 Subject: 2016-2017 EDE Technical Reference (Final)

Electronic Announcements

  • 2015-11-24 (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 2015-11-24 (Campus-Based) Subject: Revised Federal Perkins Loan Program Questions and Answers Available on IFAP Web Site - November 2015

Federal Registers

  • 2015-11-27 Subject: Clarification of Regulations Related to Incentive Compensation
  • 2015-11-19 Subject: Annual Process for Title III and Title V Designation, including waivers of the FWS and FSEOG Matching Requirements

Gainful Employment Information

  • 2015-11-20 Subject: Gainful Employment Information - Dear Colleague Letters and Electronic Announcements
  • 2015-11-17 Subject: Gainful Employment Information - Resources

ISIR Guide

NSLDS Reference Materials

  • 2015-11-24 (Transfer Student / Financial History Processes and Batch File Layouts) Subject: NSLDS Transfer Student Monitoring/Financial Aid History User Guide and Batch File Layouts (January 2016)
  • 2015-11-17 (NSLDS User Documentation) Subject: NSLDS Gainful Employment User Guide (November 2015)

SAR Comment Codes and Text

  • 2015-11-17 Subject: 2016-2017 SAR Comment Codes and Text

Gainful Employment

Gainful Employment

Links to information for gainful employment

150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit Info

150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit Info

Links to information for 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit Info

Letters & Announcements

Letters & Announcements

Policy and operational guidance for participants in the administration of Title IV federal student aid programs


Federal Student Aid Handbook

Comprehensive annual guide to regulatory and administrative requirements for the Title IV federal student aid programs

Training & Conferences


The Training area offers a vast collection of training resources.

Default Prevention

Default Prevention

Links to information for default prevention

Foreign Schools

Foreign Schools

Links to information for foreign schools

HEAL Program

HEAL Program

Links to information for HEAL Program

Loan Servicing and Collection

Loan Servicing and Collection

Links to information about loan servicing and collection

IFAP Web site last updated/reviewed February 6, 2011
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