Posted Date: February 8, 2012

Author:  Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: OUTAGE ALERT - Federal Student Aid Web Site Outages Scheduled for February 12, 2012 (Updated February 9, 2012)

Note: On February 9, 2012, we updated this announcement to reflect the revised outage period associated with the Federal Student Aid Web site outages scheduled for February 12, 2012.

Web site impact will be from 2:00 A.M. (ET) until 9:00 A.M. (ET) on Sunday, February 12, 2012. In addition to this outage, routine Web site maintenance that occurs weekly from 5:00 A.M. (ET) until 9:00 A.M. (ET) each Sunday will also be completed as scheduled.

The updated times are shown in red below. Please review this updated information and evaluate the impact on your school or organization during the extended outage period.

During the period of February 12, 2012, we plan to execute extended Web site maintenance and operating system upgrades to several Federal Student Aid Web sites in addition to our routine maintenance that occurs each weekend.

This announcement provides information about the Web sites that will be affected during the extended maintenance period. Please review the information in this announcement and evaluate the impact on your school or organization during the period when the affected Web sites will be unavailable.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we complete the required activities.

Web Site Impact from 2:00 A.M. (ET) until 9:00 A.M. (ET) Sunday, February 12, 2012

From 2:00 A.M. (ET) until 9:00 A.M. (ET) on Sunday, February 12, 2012, users will be unable to access many of our Web sites. Users attempting to access an impacted Web site during this period will receive an error message informing them that the page cannot be found or that the site is unavailable due to maintenance.

  • CPS Web Applications Demo System (FAA Access to CPS Online Demo and FAFSA Demo)

  • Direct Loan Consolidation

  • FAA Access to CPS Online (including ISIR Analysis Tool and R2T4 on the Web)

  • FAFSA4caster

  • FAFSA on the Web

  • Federal Student Aid PIN

  • National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Student Access


  • TEACH Grant

We apologize for the inconvenience these outages may cause and appreciate your patience as we complete these important upgrades.


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