Posted Date: January 20, 2012

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

Subject: Distribution of 2012-2013 Renewal FAFSA Reminders

We began identifying students eligible to receive a 2012-2013 Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Reminder in the Central Processing System (CPS) on January 17, 2012. The distribution of e-mail reminders and printed reminders officially began on January 18, 2012 and will continue through February 10, 2012.

Students who are renewal-eligible for 2012-2013 and who qualified for reminders by January 17, 2012 will be sent Renewal Reminder notifications. Eligible students who provided e-mail addresses on their 2011-2012 records will receive 2012-2013 Renewal Reminder e-mails. Renewal-eligible students whose records do not have valid e-mail addresses will be mailed 2012-2013 Renewal Reminder letters, provided there is a deliverable mailing address.

Please note the following additional information:

  • A student may become renewal-eligible for 2012-2013 after January 17, 2012 if he or she initially files a 2011-2012 FAFSA or if a correction is made to his or her 2011-2012 record after January 17, 2012 that creates a renewal-eligible record. This student is eligible to complete the 2012-2013 renewal application, but will not receive a Renewal Reminder e-mail or letter.

  • We will not send Renewal Reminders to renewal-eligible students who already had a processed 2012-2013 FAFSA by January 17, 2012.

For more information on the Renewal Reminder process, see the October 31, 2011 Electronic Announcement.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding the 2012-2013 renewal application process, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.

   

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