Posted Date: June 24, 2014

Author:  Lisa DiCarlo, Director, Student Experience Group, Federal Student Aid

Subject: 2014-2015 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide (June 2014 Update)

We are pleased to announce the posting of an update to the 2014-2015 SAR Comment Codes and Text reference guide. The reference guide is designed as a stand-alone guide, as well as a companion to the 2014-2015 EDE Technical Reference. The guide includes a description of changes to the SAR comments for 2014-2015, and also provides the complete text for all 2014-2015 comments.

In the June 2014 version of the guide, we revised the Action Needed column for comment codes 361 to 368 to clarify Federal Student Aid’s expectations if the comment code is assigned to one of your students. We also revised the Action Needed column for comment code 390 to clarify the process when one or more federal agency matches cannot be conducted. For more information, consult the tracking log of changes posted with the reference and in the Appendix.

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 at

Contact Information

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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