Federal Student Aid - IFAP

   

Publication Date: February 2001

DCL ID: Gen 01-04

Award Year: 2001-2002

This action letter provides information about changes and enhancements we have made to our 2001-2002 electronic financial aid applications, including FAFSA on the Web, Renewal FAFSA on the Web, Corrections on the Web, the PIN Web Site, and FAFSA Express. This letter also introduces our newest financial aid application products: 2001-2002 Spanish FAFSA on the Web and Student Access on the Web.

 

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Student Financial Assistance
2001-2002 Action Letter

 

Action Letter # 7

February 2001

GEN-01-04

SUMMARY: This action letter provides information about changes and enhancements we have made to our 2001-2002 electronic financial aid applications, including FAFSA on the Web, Renewal FAFSA on the Web, Corrections on the Web, the PIN Web Site, and FAFSA Express. This letter also introduces our newest financial aid application products: 2001-2002 Spanish FAFSA on the Web and Student Access on the Web.

Dear Partner:

We are pleased to announce the changes and enhancements we have made to our 2001-2002 electronic financial aid applications. Enclosure A of this letter summarizes these changes.

Many 2001-2002 enhancements were made based on suggestions from you and your colleagues, as well as from students and parents. As we continue our efforts to improve the application process, we strongly encourage you to share with us your ideas and suggestions for future enhancements.

Why You Should Read This Action Letter

This is the third and final letter in our 2001-2002 Delivery System Action Letter series. Enclosure A of this letter describes changes we are making to the following 2001-2002 electronic financial aid application products:

 

  • FAFSA on the Web
  • Renewal FAFSA on the
  • Web Corrections on the Web
  • PINs FAFSA Express

Enclosure A also introduces and describes our newest web application products: Spanish FAFSA on the Web and Student Access on the Web. Enclosure B of this letter is a copy of the 2001-2002 Question 35 Worksheet (drug eligibility worksheet).

Other Action Letters in the 2001-2002 Delivery System Action Letter Series

The first 2001-2002 Delivery System Action Letter (Action Letter #3) is this series was posted to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) web site in early November 2000 and covered changes to our EDESuite/EDExpress software.

The second Action Letter in the series (Action Letter #4), also posted to IFAP in November 2000, describes changes to the paper FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA, the Student Aid Report (SAR), the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR), Central Processing System (CPS) edits, and database matches.

If You Need Further Information

Visit other areas of our Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) web site (http://www.ifap.ed.gov). IFAP contains the latest information on federal financial aid, including Dear Partner/Colleague Letters, announcements, training information, Department of Education (ED) publications, technical publications, and other useful documents.

Call our FASFA on the Web and FAFSA Express Customer Support staff to get answers about application installation, application problem resolution, application functionality, and other technical assistance. You can reach us Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. (CT), at 1-800-801-0576. You can also e-mail inquiries, comments, or suggestions 24 hours a day to fafsaweb@ncs.com. A representative will respond to you within 24 hours.

You can also subscribe to SFATECH, our e-mail listserv for ED software and systems. If you have a question about one of our SFA systems, mainframe, or PC products, write it up in an e-mail and post it to the listserv. We will research your question and post responses to the list so that everyone benefits from the information. Instructions for subscribing to and using SFATECH can be found on-line (http://www.ed.gov/sfatech/listserv.html).

Thank you for all of the helpful suggestions you have made for improving our electronic application products. I look forward to working with you as we begin our planning for the 2002-2003 application processing year.

Sincerely,


Jennifer Douglas
Acting General Manager for Students
Student Financial Assistance
U.S. Department of Education



Enclosure A
Enclosure B

 


Attachments/Enclosures:

Summary of Changes to 2001-2002 Web Products and FAFSA Express Software

Enclosure B