Posted Date: April 8, 2011

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

Subject: 2011-2012 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide (April 2011 Update)

We are pleased to announce the posting of an update to the 2011-2012 SAR Comment Codes and Text reference guide. The reference guide is designed as a stand-alone guide as well as a companion to the 2011-2012 EDE Technical Reference. The guide includes a description of changes to the SAR comments for 2011-2012, and also provides the complete text for all 2011-2012 comments.

The April 2011 update adds comment codes 901 and 902 and revises the Action Needed text for existing comment codes 259 and 272. For more information on the revisions, consult the tracking log of changes posted with the guide or the appendix in the updated guide.

For more information regarding the Central Processing System (CPS) issue resolution that resulted in comment codes 901 and 902, 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 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

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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