Federal Student Aid - IFAP

Publication Date: May 18, 2006

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

Summary: HERA Operational Implementation Guidance (CPS, COD System, EDExpress Suite)--Updated 2006-2007 CPS Test Files for Software Developers on IFAP

Posted on 05-18-2006

On May 5, 2006, we provided an updated version of the 2006-2007 Specifications for Software Developers package to accommodate certain provisions of the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (the HERA), Pub. L. 109-171, at the Central Processing System (CPS). The specifications are also available on the FSAdownload Web site, located at http://fsadownload.ed.gov.

Updated CPS test files (including application records and matching ISIRs) will be posted to the FSAdownload Web site on May 19, 2006. Additionally, in order to provide you with these test files as soon as possible so you can begin to test your system, we are also posting the test files as attachments to this message.

This announcement and attachments, along with all HERA-related communications, is available under the "Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA) Information" link on the home page of the IFAP Web site (www.ifap.ed.gov).

We appreciate your patience as we work together to meet this accelerated implementation schedule.
If you need assistance with the CPS test files, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.


Electronic Application Test Data in Text Format, 2.11MB

Paper Application Test Data in Text Format, 2.4MB

Electronic ISIR Test Data in Text Format, 6.87MB

Paper ISIR Test Data in Text Format, 7.8MB

ISIR Comment Text in Text Format, 102KB