Posted Date: May 10, 2018

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: DHS-SAVE Instructions for U.S. Department of Education (School) Users

The Federal Student Aid (FSA) Electronic Announcement dated February 26, 2018, titled “Transition from Paper G-845 Form to an Electronic Confirmation Process for Eligible Noncitizen Status” explained that FSA is transitioning from the Department of Homeland Security-United States Customs and Immigration Services (DHS-USCIS) paper Form G-845 (for third step verification) to an electronic process via DHS’ Systematic for Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) system. To assist with this transition FSA has created the SAVE Instructions for U.S. Department of Education (School) Users document.

SAVE Instructions for U.S. Department of Education (School) Users provides information for users to access and navigate the system. The Table of contents includes the following topics:

Section I: Instructions for Primary Destination Point Administrators (PDPAs)

  • Introduction

  • The SAVE PDPA Supervisor User ID

  • How to Retrieve Your SAVE Supervisor User ID from the Participation Management (PM) System

  • Activate your PDPA Supervisor Third Step Only User ID

  • PDPA Supervisor Third Step Only User Responsibilities and Information

  • Creating a (Subordinate) Third Step Only User ID for the PDPA and Others to Submit Third Step Verification Requests

  • Managing the User IDs You Created

  • If you are a PDPA responsible for more than one Federal School Code

Section II: Instructions for Third Step Only Users

  • Activating your Third Step Only User ID

  • Password Creation and Maintenance

  • Preparing to Submit a Third Step Verification request

  • Submitting a Third Step Verification request

  • Determining if the Student is Eligible for Title IV Aid

  • Eligible Statuses

  • Ineligible Statuses

  • Need Help?

Each Table of Contents topic contains a link to the topic within the document for easy access.

No formal SAVE system training is planned by DHS or FSA. All the information about the SAVE system for schools can be found on the “DHS-SAVE, Eligible Noncitizen” Information page on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website: https://ifap.ed.gov/DHSSAVEEligibleNoncitizen/indexV1.html

Including:

  • The SAVE Instructions for U.S. Department of Education (School) Users

  • Volume I, Chapter 2: U.S. Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens of the 2018–19 Federal Student Aid Handbook

  • All Electronic Announcements regarding SAVE system.

Access to the SAVE System

FSA will provide each Title IV-eligible institution with log-on credentials to access the SAVE system by May 18, 2018. An electronic announcement will be posted to notify schools when SAVE system log-on credentials have been issued.

FSA hopes that this transition to an electronic process helps institutions achieve modernization and sustainability goals. FSA genuinely appreciates the community’s patience and assistance throughout the implementation of this process.

Attachments/Enclosures:

DHS-SAVE Instructions for U.S. Department of Education (School) Users in MS Word Format, 14.2MB, 48 Pages

   

End of Page