Posted Date: November 23, 2007

Subject: 2008-2009 School Electronic Process Guide

Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the posting of the 2008-2009 School Electronic Process Guide. This guide, which describes changes to Web and software products used by schools participating in the federal student aid programs, is designed to meet the reference needs of financial aid administrators (FAAs), programmers, and data processing staff.

In this guide, we describe the following topics and products, including updates and enhancements for the 2008-2009 processing cycle:

  • Product Release Schedules
  • Message Classes
  • FAA Access to CPS Online
  • Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) on the Web
  • ISIR Analysis Tool on the Web
  • Web Demonstration (Demo) Sites
  • EDExpress for Windows Release 1.0 - Global functionality and Application Processing (App Express) and Packaging modules
  • EDExpress for Windows Release 2.0 - Pell (including Academic Competitiveness Grant, or ACG, and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, or National SMART Grant) and Direct Loan modules
  • Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows
  • Student Status Confirmation Report (SSCR) for Windows

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


2008-2009 School Electronic Process Guide in PDF Format, 340KB, 52 pages


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