Federal Student Aid
IFAP Update –Transition of FSAdownload Content and Financial Partners Portal to IFAP Website Implemented (Updated February 12, 2020)

Note: On February 12, 2020 we updated this announcement to add two attachments: the IFAP Publication URL Crosswalk February 2020 and the IFAP Page URL Crosswalk February 2020. We have developed the crosswalks to assist the financial aid community in finding the new URLs that need to be changed in web and document content. If you have any questions about these documents, contact ifap@ed.gov.

We are pleased to announce the implementation of the transition of FSAdownload and the Financial Partners Portal to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website as explained in detail in a February 4, 2020 Electronic Announcement. The transition was completed yesterday, February 9, 2020.

URL Information

The FSAdownload website has been retired and can no longer be accessed. We have posted the software and user documentation from FSAdownload on the IFAP website on the new Software and Other Tools page.

This page can be accessed at the following URL: https://ifap.ed.gov/software-and-other-tools.

The Financial Partners Portal has been incorporated into the IFAP website as well. The previous Financial Partners Portal URL has been retired and can no longer be accessed. To access the Financial Partners Portal, the new URL must be used: https://ifap.ed.gov/fp.

All IFAP website and Financial Partners Portal URLs, except for the IFAP home page URL, have been changed. Users who have not updated their bookmarks will need to navigate to the appropriate pages through the IFAP website once again to save the current URLs.

Note: An IFAP subscription email was sent on Saturday, February 8, 2020 containing an outdated link to the February 4th Electronic Announcement referenced above. The announcement can be accessed by navigating through the IFAP website or by clicking the correct link above.

IFAP Subscription Reminders

  • Users who are signed up for IFAP subscription emails or who made updates to their subscription preferences by Monday, February 3, 2020 will continue to receive those emails without issue.

  • Users who would like to update their subscription preferences after implementation will need to reset their My IFAP password and security questions following the steps below:

    • Access the Reset Password page at https://ifap.ed.gov/user/password.

    • Enter the email address or username that was used for initial registration.

    • Click SUBMIT.

    • An email from ifap@ed.gov will be sent to the email address entered or associated with the username entered.

    • Click on the link provided within the body of the email.

    • Click LOG IN on the Reset Password page.

    • The Account Detail page will be displayed. Enter the new password and three security questions and answers.

    • Click SAVE.

We appreciate the community’s patience as we worked to implement this transition.