Posted Date: April 03, 2009

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

Subject: April 2009 Update to 2009-2010 CPS Test System Data

Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the posting of April 2009 versions of 2009-2010 Central Processing System (CPS) Test System data files for applications and Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs). The updated test data files use the new maximum Expected Family Contribution (EFC) value of 4617 that a student may have to be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) in 2009-2010.

The test data is available in the "Technical References and Guides" section of the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, under the "2009-2010" link for "CPS Test System."

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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