Posted Date: April 8, 2011

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

Subject: 2011-2012 Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers (April 2011 Update)

We are pleased to announce the posting of an update to the 2011-2012 Application Processing System Specification for Software Developers.

In this version, we revised the Condition text in the Complete Reject Edits section for Reject 1 edits 4003 and 4004. The Condition text now references the two new Student Aid Report (SAR) comment codes (901 and 902) associated with the FAFSA on the Web asset threshold screening question.

For more information regarding the Central Processing System (CPS) issue resolution that resulted in the specification revisions, see the April 7, 2011 electronic announcement posted to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site.

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

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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