Application Processing Information

Application Processing refers to the process through which the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is evaluated and results are returned to students and institutions. The Central Processing System (CPS) is the processing system for FAFSA data.

Operational communications and guidance, technical documents, and related information specific to Application Processing are categorized under the four basic areas - Application Processing Electronic Announcements, EDESuite, FAFSA and SAR Materials, and CPS Quarterly Statistics. To access each area, click on the applicable box below. In addition, related resource information is provided on the right side of this page.