U.S.

Department of Education
Proposals for the Application Processing System
NASFAA Conference Washington, D.C. July 9 - 12, 2000

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Financial Aid Delivery System Historical Overview

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Paper-Based Delivery System
H Paper-based system until 1985 H Paper input
– Applications – Corrections

H Paper output
– SARs – Part 3 Payment Vouchers – Rosters to Institutions

H Magnetic tapes to Institutions
– 1975 pilot with SUNY and CUNY – 1977 available to additional institutions
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Paper-Based Delivery System
HMultiple Data Entry (MDE)
– Agencies contracted in 1978-79 – Decentralized processing and printing – Centralized database

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Paper-Based Delivery System
HCentral Processing System (CPS)
– Implemented in 1990 – Centralized processing; followed by centralized printing – Official eligibility calculations – Expanded database matching for eligibility criteria

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Eligibility Database Matching Timeline
H1988 H1989 - Selective Service Match - Selective Service Registration - Immigration and Natural ization Service (INS) Match - Guaranteed Student Loan Database Match - NSLDS Match (replaces GSL) - Social Security Number Match
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H1992 H1994

Eligibility Database Matching Timeline
H1996 H1998 H1999 H2000 H2001 - SSA Citizenship Match - SSA Date of Death Match - NSLDS Postscreening - VA Database Match - SSA Prisoner Match - INS Secondary Confirmation

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Use of Electronic Technology EDExpress
H1985 EDExpress Pilot

– Automatic ESARs (ISIRs) – Electronic Corrections – Electronic Payment Data

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Use of Electronic Technology EDExpress
H1990 H1992 H1994 H1994 Electronic Applications Electronic Renewal Applications Packaging Module Direct Loan Module

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Use of Electronic Technology EDExpress
H1995 H1996 H1998 H1998 H2000 Conversion to Windows Pell Payment Module (Windows) Conversion to 32-bit Windows98 Supported Windows2000 Supported
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Use of Electronic Technology PC Software
H1995 H1997 H1998 H1998 H2000 H2000 FAFSA Express Electronic SSCR Electronic FISAP QAP Software Return of Title IV Funds Software Renewal Application Print Software
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Use of Electronic Technology Web Applications
H1997 H1998 FAFSA on the Web Renewal FAFSA on the Web Electronic Signatures for Students (EAC) Corrections on the Web Electronic Signatures for Students and Parents (PIN) Spanish FOTW
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H2000

H2001

Use of Electronic Technology Web Applications
H2001
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Student Web Access

Expanded query of application information and processing results SAR print capability

HAutomated E-Mail Notification

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Use of Electronic Technology Web Applications
H2001 FAA Web Access
– RAD Requests for Renewal Applications and PINs – YTD Requests – Query of applicant information – Real-time compute for corrections

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