Posted Date: February 1, 2019

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: 2019-2020 CPS Test System User Guide (February 2019)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the updated 2019-2020 CPS Test System User Guide on the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) website, located at https://fsadownload.ed.gov. This guide provides instructions for using the Central Processing System (CPS) Test System, which includes two testing environments: a mainframe test environment and a Web Demonstration (demo) site, located at https://fafsademo.test.ed.gov.

In this update, we revised the “CPS Web Applications Demonstration System” section to remove instructions for logging into the Web Demo system. In January 2019, Federal Student Aid removed the login process for the Web Demo system; a user name and password are no longer required, as previously documented. See the Change History log posted along with the modified sections for a complete list of the revisions. For additional information on this update, please see the Electronic Announcement posted to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals website on January 17, 2019.

Contact Information

The CPS Test System User Guide is available in the “Technical References and Guides” section of the FSAdownload website under the “2019-2020” link for “CPS Test System.”

If you have any questions regarding the 2019-2020 CPS Test System User Guide, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 1-800-330-5947 (TDD/TTY 1-800-511-5806), or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.

   

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