Posted Date: September 3, 2015

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

Subject: 2016-2017 Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers (September 2015 Draft)

Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the posting of the draft Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers for the 2016-2017 cycle.

Please note the following:

  • Testing of these specifications will not be complete until January 2016. Software developers should be prepared to receive updates to the specifications until that time.

  • Draft 2016-2017 Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) layouts will be included in the draft 2016-2017 EDE Technical Reference, which will be available on the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site later in November.

In addition to its current availability on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, the specifications will also be available in the next several days from the FSAdownload Web site, located at https://www.fsadownload.ed.gov.

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

   

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