Posted Date: September 16, 2010

Author:  Jennifer Douglas, General Manager, Student Aid Awareness and Applicant Services Channel, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Notice of the Draft 2011-2012 Federal Student Aid Application

The notice of the proposed 2011-2012 draft versions of the application forms used by individuals applying for federal student aid including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR) has been posted in the Federal Register.  To access the Federal Register Notice go to http://federalregister.gov/a/2010-23175.

The application process is required to collect and process the data necessary to determine a student’s eligibility to receive Title IV, HEA program assistance.  The application process includes an applicant’s submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  After submission of the FAFSA, an applicant receives a Student Aid Report (SAR) which is a summary of the data they submitted on the FAFSA; the applicant reviews the SAR, and, if necessary, will make corrections or updates to their submitted FAFSA. 

Interested persons may review the draft application materials. The drafts can be accessed directly at http://edicsweb.ed.gov/browse/browsecoll.cfm?pkg_serial_num=4391.

If you are unable to access the materials through the direct link go to the Department of Education Information Collection System at http://edicsweb.ed.gov/. Select “Browse Pending Collections” to access the “Current Inventory of Collections Pending Approval”. Select the “2011-2012 Federal Student Aid Application” to view details and download the 2011-2012 draft application materials.

Interested persons may also submit comments on the draft application materials on or before November 15, 2010.  Comments or questions may be submitted electronically by e-mailing FAFSA.Comments@ed.gov.

   

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