Posted Date: September 16, 2019

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: 2020-2021 Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers (September 2019 Draft)

Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the posting of the revised draft Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers for the 2020-2021 cycle.

In this version of the specifications, we updated the Social Security Tax (SST) calculation tables for student and parent information throughout the specifications to correct the SST column amounts we listed in the initial specifications.

Please note the following:

  • Testing of these specifications will not be complete until October 2019. Software developers should be prepared to receive updates to the specifications until that time.

  • The 2020-2021 Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) layout is included in theĀ  2020-2021 EDE Technical Reference, which is available now on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website, located at https://ifap.ed.gov.

If you have questions, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 1-800-330-5947 or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.

   

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