November 1997 (1998-99)
EDE Technical Reference
Printing Correction Flags
“Correction Flags” are provided on the full ISIR. They indicate changes to FAFSA dataprocessed by the CPS (refer to the SAR/ISIR Correction Flag table format). These fieldsare correctable and provide a comparison reference between the SAR question numberand ISIR field positions. Any field containing a correction flag will have a value of 1.All other correction flag fields will each have a value of zero. A zero will always becarried on those fields that are not correctable. On the ISIR, a pound sign (#) must printto the right of the field variable that was corrected. Correction flags are cumulative (i.e.,the flag will be carried on all subsequent transactions).
Printing Highlight Flags
“Highlight Flags” are provided on the full ISIR. They indicate data that are highlightedin bold face on the Student Aid Report (SAR), based on FAFSA data processed by theCPS (refer to the SAR/ISIR Correction/Highlight fields table format). These fields arehighlighted and provide a comparison reference between the SAR question number andISIR field positions. Any field containing a highlight flag will have a value of 1. Allother highlight flag fields will each have a value of zero. On the ISIR, the letter ‘h’ mustprint to the left of the field title that was highlighted. If the field is both highlighted andassumed, an (*) must print to the left of the field title.
Full Versus Partial ISIRs
A state agency will receive an ISIR (partial) without confidential information for recordswhen agency release does not equal blank.Institutions will receive partial data in the full ISIR format. The length of the file formatwill be 1478. A state agency or non-state guarantee agency will receive partial datawhen full data is requested and the student has said “No” to the Agency Releasequestion. In this case, the full record is sent, but fields containing confidentialinformation are left blank. The length of the Full ISIR for State agencies is 1484. ThePartial ISIR is also 1484, but only contains data for those fields that can be releasedwhen Agency Release is “No”.
Applications and corrections submitted to the CPS, regardless of the input type orsource, can be rejected for incomplete, illogical or inconsistent data. An EFC will not becomputed for a rejected application transaction. Transactions can be rejected formultiple reasons. Up to seven two-digit reject reason codes are carried on the ISIR. Thereject reason codes and resolution in response to each reject reason are described in atable in the Processing Codes/System Requirements Section.