Posted Date: September 1, 2011

Author:  Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: OUTAGE ALERT--Federal Student Aid Web Site and System Outages Scheduled for September 11, 2011

On Sunday, September 11, 2011, we plan to execute extended system maintenance for the Central Processing System (CPS) that will impact several Federal Student Aid Web sites and systems. This work is in addition to the regular weekly maintenance that occurs each weekend.

This announcement provides information about the systems and Web sites that will be affected during the extended maintenance period. Please review the information in this announcement and evaluate the impact on your school or organization during the period when the affected Web sites will be unavailable.

Web Site Impact from 5:00 A.M. (ET) until 5:00 P.M. (ET) Sunday, September 11, 2011

From 5:00 A.M. (ET) until 5:00 P.M. (ET) on Sunday, September 11, 2011, users will be unable to access many of our Web sites. Users attempting to access an impacted Web site during this period will receive an error message informing them that the page cannot be found or that the site is unavailable due to maintenance.

  • CPS Web Applications Demo System (FAA Access to CPS Online Demo and FAFSA Demo)

  • FAA Access to CPS Online (including ISIR Analysis Tool and R2T4 on the Web)

  • FAFSA4caster

  • FAFSA on the Web

  • Student Aid Internet Gateway Enrollment

Note: The Federal Student Aid PIN site will be available to authenticate users; however, the site will not process new PIN applications.

We apologize for the inconvenience these outages may cause and appreciate your patience as we complete these important upgrades.


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