Session 115

What’s New with FAFSA on the Web, the PIN, and FAA Access Online?

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FAFSA on the Web Home Page

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Easy to Follow As simple as 1, 2, 3

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Help Text and FAQs
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Frequently Asked Questions
– Find the category – Find your question – Search capability

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Help Text
– Find the topic of the question – Search capability

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Step 1- Before Beginning a FAFSA
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Documents Needed Pre-Application Worksheet Plan how to sign your FAFSA Establish your eligibility Important Deadlines

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Step 2- Filling out a FAFSA
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First Time Renewal Corrections to a submitted FAFSA Open a Saved application

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New Features!
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Incorporation of AutoZero EFC functions
– States will have the capability of skipping Auto Zero and SNT skip logic

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Re-ordering of the questions If eligible, skip the following questions:
– student and parent income taxes and exemptions – student and parent Worksheets A, B, and C – student and parent assets
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New Features! (cont)
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Auto Zero EFC skip logic conditions
– Requires a re-ordering of the questions – Enhanced Skip-logic based on auto-zero eligibility – Re-ordering clearly explained prior to starting app – Simplified Needs Test

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Pre-Application Worksheet
– Updated to reflect order of web application questions

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Save for Later
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Save the FAFSA, work on it later Continue working on the saved FAFSA Automatic session expire save Subsequent save reminders
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Application Updates
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Question text differentiates between ‘student’ and ‘parent’, where applicable W-2 form box numbers added to questions Pre-population of fields
– “Number in College”
• If Independent and “Household Size” equals ‘1’

– “Were you Born Before 1/1/1980?”
• Based on “Date of Birth”

– “Are you Married?”
• Based on “Marital Status”
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Application Updates (cont)
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Personalized confirmation of submit page
– Student’s First Name

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Bar Code added to Signature Page
– consists of Student’s SSN and name ID

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Step 3- FAFSA Follow-Up
Check Status of a Submitted FAFSA Student Access Corrections on the Web instructions

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Check Status of a submitted application
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Ability to check right after submitting the FAFSA. Once processed, view your data!

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Student Access
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Computed Information Entered Data SAR Comments NSLDS information and link Print the SAR Corrections Option
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Student Access/SAR on the Web
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“Make Corrections” button included in the SAR on the Web comment text, where applicable SAR PDF and HTML printouts include the same fields as the paper SAR Referral to NSLDS web site for up to date loan information

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Corrections on the Web
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Easy to follow instructions Shopping Cart format View Current answers Web Chat 03-04 Corrections on the Web will be real-time corrections
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Electronic SARS
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Meets 4 criteria
Social Security Number Match Not a Subsequent application Email Address No Signature errors

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Links to Student Access

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PIN Home Page
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PIN Request and Information Change Internet Access Contact Us Security Links to other sites

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PIN Link Sent Via Email

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Two options U.S. Postal Mail Email

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PIN Request sent via Email
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Apply for PIN Request for PIN via Email Change PIN information

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Security Pass-Phrase
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Enter a Security Pass-Phrase Remember the Pass-Phrase

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PIN changes for 2003-2004
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Importance of PIN reinforced
– New infrastructure – Network message will be sent to FAAs to remind students to update e-mail and mailing addresses, prior to creation of renewal files in the Fall. – Reminder will also be posted on the Web site.

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http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ FAA/faa.htm

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FAA Main Menu
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Student Inquiry
– Access via DRN

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Batch Status Duplicate Renewal Print (will be removed) Application Correction Entry Restore a Saved Application FAA Signature Hold File Request added

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What can I do with FAA Access?
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View student SAR data batch status

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Enter a FAFSA/Renewal
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save functionality as student –Student verses FAA restores
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Make Corrections
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What do I need for FAA Access?
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A PIN (http://www.pin.ed.gov)
– Identity's you as an individual not a FAA

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The Destination Point Administrator for your TG # must grant you permission by using FAA Administration on http://sfawebenroll.ed.gov

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Ways to ensure successful FAA access!
Must have permission for the year in which you’re working n DPA must have given permission to use FAA Access n A PIN alone does not give you permission to use FAA Access n Read/Write permission (DPA determines)
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FAA FAFSA Entry Page
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2003-2004 FAFSA Different Steps for the different sections Fill in the answers

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FAA Correction Entry
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2003-2004 FAFSA Corrections
– real-time

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Different Steps for the different sections Correct the answers

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FAA Access to the CPS Online Forms
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Improved Application Selection Format of forms simplified – Less text – Less on-screen help text – Less skip-logic – Fewer Pages – Direct entry Dependency Override field grouped with Dependency questions

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FAA Access to the CPS Online Student Inquiry
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Academic Year displayed on all pages Student SSN and Name ID on all pages FAA Information included in the printouts Instead of codes, spell out:
– Application flags – Financial Aid flags – Match flags – Comment Code text
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Increased Volume for Web Applications
4000000 3500000 3000000 2500000 2000000 1500000 1000000 500000 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Year 02-03 Jun Jul

Year 01-02

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FAFSA on the Web Milestones
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1 Million Web Applications Received
02-03 February 26, 2002 01-02 March 19, 2001

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2 Million Web Applications Received
02-03 April 4, 2002 01-02 June 14, 2001

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3 Million Web Applications Received
02-03 May 30, 2002 01-02 October 9, 2001

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How are the Applications submitted?
ROTW 23% Paper FAFSA's 24%

Paper Renewals 24% FOTW 21%

EDE FAFSA's 8% FAFSA Express Less than 1%

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Questions?

Any Questions?

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SFA Tech Slide
We appreciate your feedback and comments.
For FAFSA on the Web questions/Student questions
Phone: 1-800-4FEDAID (433-3243) Email: fafsaweb@ncs.com

For FAA Access questions
Phone: 1-800-330-5947 Email: cpswan@ncs.com

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