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SFA Information for Financial Aid Professionals
U.S. Department of Education
PublicationDate: 1/21/2000
ChapterNumber: 2
ChapterTitle: FAT Batch Request File Layout
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PageNumbers: 4-5


Section 2: FAT Batch Request File Layout

2.1 Request File Header Record
Request File Header Record


Position FromPosition ToField LengthField FormatAttributeDescription / Valid Field Content
111
CharacterRecord Type IndicatorIndicator used to identify the header record. Value must be ‘0’ (zero).
24746
CharacterHeader TitleTitle used to identify the header record. Value = ‘FINANCIAL AID TRANSCRIPT HEADER’.
48558
CharacterSchool CodeAn eight-digit ED OPE Code used to identify the school and branch submitting the FAT request. Last two digits equal 00 if no branch code. Mandatory for schools; optional for school servicers.
56638
CharacterServicer CodeAn eight-digit code for the FAT servicer. Fill in if a servicer for a school is submitting the request on behalf of one or more schools. Schools fill with zeros.
64641
CharacterReport TypeType of format in which the FAT is provided. If value is ‘R’, a formatted report file is generated; if value is ‘E’, an extract data file is generated. The default type is an extract data file.
65728
DateSubmittal DateDate (year, month, and day) on which the FAT was requested. Format is CCYYMMDD.
73808
CharacterFillerFiller



2.2 Request File Detail Record

Request File Detail Record


Position FromPosition ToField LengthField FormatAttributeDescription / Valid Field Content
111
CharacterRecord Type IndicatorIndicator used to identify the detail record. Value must be ‘1’.
2109
CharacterStudent’s Social Security NumberCurrent Social Security Number (SSN) of the student for whom the FAT is requested.
114535
CharacterCurrent Last NameCurrent last name of the student for whom the FAT is requested. Mandatory: ‘NLN’ if not supplied by the student.


Request File Detail Record


Position FromPosition ToField LengthField FormatAttributeDescription / Valid Field Content
46712
CharacterCurrent First NameCurrent first name of the student for whom the FAT is requested. Mandatory: ‘NFN’ if not supplied by the student.
58658
DateDate of BirthDate of birth (year, month, and day) of the student for whom the FAT is requested. Format is CCYYMMDD.
66694
CharacterSchool YearAward year (July-June) for which Pell Grant and Perkins current school year disbursements are desired. Optional; if provided, must be in CCYY format and not greater than current award year. For example, if the desired award year is July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998, populate with ‘1998’. Current school year is current year if file creation date is less than or equal to June 30, but is current year plus 1 if creation date is greater than or equal to July 1.
70778
CharacterSchool CodeAn eight-digit ED OPE Code used to identify the school and branch submitting the FAT request. Last two digits equal 00 if no branch code. Mandatory for school servicers; optional for schools.
78803
CharacterFillerFiller


2.3 Request File Trailer Record

Request File Trailer Record


Position FromPosition ToField LengthField FormatAttributeDescription / Valid Field Content
111
CharacterRecord Type IndicatorIndicator used to identify the trailer record. Value must be ‘9’.
24746
CharacterTrailer TitleTitle used to identify the trailer record. Value = ‘FINANCIAL AID TRANSCRIPT TRAILER’.
48569
NumericRecord CountTotal count of detail records on this file (excluding header and trailer).
578024
CharacterFillerFiller