Posted Date: January 17, 2019

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: Login Requirement for CPS Web Applications Demonstration System to be Removed on January 20, 2019

On January 20, 2019, Federal Student Aid (FSA) will remove the login requirement for access to the Central Processing System (CPS) Web Applications Demonstration (Web Demo) System, located at A user ID and password will no longer be required.  

Note: Prior to January 20, 2019, users must continue to provide the existing case-sensitive user name and password to access the Web Demo System.

The Web Demo system, which is preloaded with test data, can be used to demonstrate electronic applications to parents and students or as an aid in training financial aid administrators to assist applicants. Financial aid administrators can also use the website to become familiar with FAA Access to CPS Online functionality and train their staff to use the system. Most production-version features of the 2018–19 and 2019–20 and FAA Access to CPS Online (including Return of Title IV Funds) websites are available on the Web Demo system.

In the near future, we will also update the 2019–20 CPS Test System User Guide to indicate that login information is no longer required for the Web Demo system. The 2019–20 CPS Test System User Guide is available in PDF format on the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) website, located at, under “Technical References and Guides.” FSA encourages the community to watch the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website for this announcement in early February, 2019.

Contact Information

If you encounter any issues or have questions regarding the component of the Web Demo system, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or by e-mail at TDD/TTY service is also available at 1-800-730-8913.

If you encounter any issues or have questions regarding the FAA Access to CPS Online portion of the Web Demo system, or if you have questions regarding the 2019–20 CPS Test System, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 1-800-330-5947 (TDD/TTY 1-800-511-5806), or by e-mail at


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