Posted Date: October 28, 2015

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

Subject: Reminder: Submit 2015-2016 SAR and ISIR Corrections by January 12, 2016 in Preparation for 2016-2017 Renewal Reminder Distribution

In preparation for the 2016-2017 Renewal Reminder distribution, we are reminding all schools to update 2015-2016 Student Aid Report (SAR) and Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) transactions for their students with a current e-mail address by January 12, 2016.

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements for a 2016-2017 renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) by January 12, 2016, will be sent a Renewal Reminder e-mail between January 15 and January 22, 2016.

We encourage you to work with your students to ensure the most current e-mail address is present on 2015-2016 transactions and to submit any other pending corrections that may be preventing the student from being renewal-eligible for 2016-2017, such as resolving rejected transactions.

What is the Renewal Reminder?

The Renewal Reminder is an important alert for renewal-eligible students, reminding them that they can use FAFSA on the Web (FOTW®) to reapply for aid. Renewal-eligible students who provide valid e-mail addresses on their 2015-2016 records will be sent 2016-2017 Renewal Reminder e-mails.

Note: A student will receive a Spanish 2016-2017 Renewal Reminder if the 2015-2016 transaction that is renewal-eligible was created from a Spanish application.

Who is Eligible for a Renewal Reminder?

Renewal-eligible students must have a “good” match with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to qualify for a Renewal Reminder. A “good” match occurs when the student’s Social Security Number (SSN), name, and date of birth all match SSA’s records and the student received a match flag of “4.” A valid FSA ID is required for any renewal-eligible student to access their application.

Contact Information

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


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