Federal Student Aid - IFAP

Publication Date: June 26, 2006

Author: G. Kay Jacks, General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid

Summary: HERA Operational Implementation Guidance (CPS, COD System, EDExpress Suite) -- Availability of June 2006 Update to 2006-2007 SAR Comment Codes and Text Guide

Posted on 06-26-2006

Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the posting of the June 2006 version of the 2006-2007 SAR Comment Codes and Text reference guide. This version includes changes to the Student Aid Report (SAR) comments as a result of the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (the HERA), Pub. L. 109-171. More information on the HERA is described in Dear Colleague Letter GEN-06-05 (http://www.ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN0605.html). Additional changes to the guide have also been made that further clarify data or update inaccuracies.

The reference guide is designed as a stand-alone guide as well as a companion to the 2006-2007 EDE Technical Reference. It includes the 2006-2007 SAR Comment Text and the 2006-2007 SAR Acknowledgement Comment Text.

The updated 2006-2007 SAR Comment Codes and Text guide and a tracking log of changes are available in PDF format on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, located at http://ifap.ed.gov. For readers who are viewing this message electronically on IFAP, the updated guide and tracking log are provided as attachments to this message. Otherwise, to view, print, or download the documents from IFAP, go to http://ifap.ed.gov and click on "Application Processing Materials" or "Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA) Information" from the right side of the home page.

The guide will also be available in the next several days from the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at http://fsadownload.ed.gov, under "Technical References and Guides."

If you have any questions, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.


2006-2007 SAR Comment Codes and Text Reference Guide in PDF Format, 700KB, 36 pages

2006-2007 SAR Comment Codes and Text Tracking Log of Changes in PDF Format, 19KB, 1 page