Posted Date: March 28, 2014

Author:  Lisa DiCarlo, Director, Student Experience Group, Federal Student Aid

Subject: 2014-2015 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide (March 2014 Update)

We are pleased to announce the posting of an update to the 2014-2015 SAR Comment Codes and Text reference guide. The reference guide is designed as a stand-alone guide, as well as a companion to the 2014-2015 EDE Technical Reference. The guide includes a description of changes to the SAR comments for 2014-2015, and also provides the complete text for all 2014-2015 comments.

The March 2014 update increments the award years referenced in the Action Needed column for comment codes 359 and 360 to 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014.

Note: The Action Needed column for comment codes 359 and 360 includes text referring you to Dear Colleague Letter GEN-13-09 for additional information. If you review Dear Colleague Letter GEN-13-09, be aware the document still references the award years appropriate for the 2013-2014 cycle, which was current at the time the Dear Colleague Letter was published (2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013). The correct award years applicable to comment codes 359 and 360 for this update are 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014.

For more information and changes, consult the tracking log of changes posted with the reference and in the Appendix.

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

Contact Information

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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