Posted Date: January 10, 2011

Author:  William Leith, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: 2011-2012 Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers (Final)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the final 2011-2012 Application Processing System Specification for Software Developers. Other than removing designations of this version as a “draft,” no changes have been made to the specifications since the last posting (see the specifications posted on December 13, 2010) and no further updates are planned for this document.

In addition to its current availability on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, the specifications will also be available in the next several days from the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at

If you have questions, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at


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