Federal Student Aid - IFAP

Publication Date: May 17, 2006

Author: G. Kay Jacks, General Manager, FSA Application, School Eligibility and Delivery Services

Summary: HERA Operational Implementation Guidance (CPS, COD System, EDExpress Suite)--Upcoming CPS Reprocessing Reminder

Posted on 5-17-2006

We would like to remind you of the upcoming reprocessing of certain 2006-2007 records at the Central Processing System (CPS). As described in a recently-posted electronic announcement , the reprocessing of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data is necessary to implement provisions of the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (the HERA), Pub. L. 109-171.

This reprocessing, scheduled to occur on May 19, 2006, will accommodate some of the need analysis changes in the HERA, as described in Dear Colleague Letter, GEN-06-05 . We expect to reprocess less than 150,000 records.

Reprocessed ISIRs can be identified in the following way:

  • Transaction Data Source Code = "5" (ISIR field #111, Position 535)
  • Transaction Data Type Code = "P" (ISIR field #111, Position 536)
  • Reprocess Reason = "01" (ISIR field #156, Positions 712 to 713)
  • Comment Code 172 (ISIR field #275, Positions 1677 to 1736) will be present

Please refer to the electronic announcement , posted on May 11, 2006, for further details about the reprocessing. If you have questions regarding the CPS reprocessing, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov .

If you have other questions regarding the HERA, contact the Federal Research and Customer Care Center (RCCC) at 800/433-7327.