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Overview........................................................................... ..............................1-1
Preface...................................................................................................................................................1-1
Header and Trailer Records...................................................................................................................1-2
Electronic FAFSA..................................................................................................................................1-2
Electronic Renewal FAFSA Requests...................................................................................................1-3
Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR)...................................................................................1-3
Electronic Corrections/Duplicate Requests...........................................................................................1-4
Handling Record Level Rejected Records.............................................................................................1-4
Handling Batch Level Rejected Records...............................................................................................1-5
What’s New for 2001-2002...................................................................................................................1-5
What’s Changed for 2001-2002...........................................................................................................1-10
Sources of Assistance..........................................................................................................................1-14

EDE Processing.............................................................................................. 2-1
Introduction...........................................................................................................................................2-1
Electronic FAFSA..................................................................................................................................2-1
Electronic FAFSA Process...............................................................................................................2-2
Receiving the Completed FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA..................................................................2-2
Entering the FAFSA Information...................................................................................................2-2
Formatting and Transmitting the Records......................................................................................2-3
Receiving Processed Records........................................................................................................2-3
Rejected Initial and Renewal FAFSA Records..............................................................................2-3
Electronic RAD Requests......................................................................................................................2-5
Renewal FAFSA Process.................................................................................................................2-5
Requesting the RAD File...............................................................................................................2-6
Receiving the RAD Records..........................................................................................................2-7

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ISIR........................................................................................................................................................2-8
NSLDS Data....................................................................................................................................2-8
ISIR Receipt Process.......................................................................................................................2-8
ISIR Types......................................................................................................................................2-8
Automatic ISIRs for Schools....................................................................................................2-9
Requested ISIRs.....................................................................................................................2-10
State Agency Options....................................................................................................................2-11
Automatic ISIRs for State Agencies............................................................................................2-12
Federal Data Request Processing (FDR).......................................................................................2-12
Requesting FDRs.........................................................................................................................2-13
Requesting More than One FDR Record.....................................................................................2-13
Response to an FDR Request.......................................................................................................2-14
Rejected FDR Records.................................................................................................................2-14
Electronic Corrections................................................................................................................................................. .............2-14
General Correction Entry Specifications.......................................................................................2-14
Detailed Data Entry Specifications................................................................................................2-16
Signed Numeric Fields Table.........................................................................................................2-18
Making Signature Corrections.......................................................................................................2-20
Adding Your Federal School Code to Receive Electronic Data....................................................2-21
Tips for Corrections.......................................................................................................................2-23
Requesting a Duplicate ISIR.........................................................................................................2-23
Response to a Correction/Duplicate Record..................................................................................2-25
Rejected Correction/Duplicate Records.......................................................................................2-25
Transaction Rejects................................................................................................................2-25
Compute Rejects....................................................................................................................2-25
CPS Header and Trailer Records.........................................................................................................2-26

Record Layouts...................................................................... ........................3-1
Header Record Sent To/Received From CPS........................................................................................3-2
Trailer Record Sent To/Received From CPS.........................................................................................3-6
EDE Batch Level Error Report Import Record Layout.......................................................................3-10
EDE Record Level Error Report Import Record Layout....................................................................3-13
ISIR Record Description/Data Dictionary...........................................................................................3-15
Type 2 Individual RAD Request Export Record Layout and RAD Error Import Record Layout....3-106

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RAD Request Address 1 Export Record Layout...............................................................................3-111
RAD Request Address 2 Export Record Layout...............................................................................3-112
RAD Import Record Layout..............................................................................................................3-114
Initial Application/Renewal Application Export Record Layout......................................................3-130
History Correction Export Record Layout........................................................................................3-149
Duplicate Request Export Record Layout.........................................................................................3-156
Signature Record Layout...................................................................................................................3-159
FDR Export Record Layout...............................................................................................................3-161
Institution Student FAFSA Express/Web Hold Information Record Layout.....................................3-164

Processing Codes/System Requirements...................................................4-1
Summary of Tables................................................................................................................................4-2
2000-2001/2001-2002 ISIR Cross-Reference.................................................................................4-2
Table of Reject Codes and How to Respond to Each......................................................................4-2
Batch Level Error Messages............................................................................................................4-2
Record Level Error Messages..........................................................................................................4-2
Assumption Overrides.....................................................................................................................4-3
SAR/ISIR Correction Flags and Correction/Highlight Field Numbers...........................................4-3
NSLDS Loan Program Codes..........................................................................................................4-3
Current Status Codes.......................................................................................................................4-3
State/Country/Jurisdiction Codes....................................................................................................4-3
Correction Data Entry Specifications..............................................................................................4-3
ISIR Comment Codes and Text.............................................................................................................4-4
2000-2001/2001-2002 ISIR Cross Reference........................................................................................4-5
Table of Reject Codes and How to Respond to Each..........................................................................4-56
Batch Level Error Messages................................................................................................................4-59
Record Level Error Messages..............................................................................................................4-60
Assumption Overrides.........................................................................................................................4-62

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SAR/ISIR Correction Flags and Correction/Highlight Field Numbers...............................................4-64
NSLDS Loan Program Codes..............................................................................................................4-72
NSLDS Loan Current Status Codes....................................................................................................4-73
State/Country/Jurisdiction Codes........................................................................................................4-74
Correction Data Entry Specifications..................................................................................................4-75
ISIR Comment Codes and Text...........................................................................................................4-87

Printing..................................................................................................... .......5-1
Printing ISIRs........................................................................................................................................5-1
Printing Assumed Values.................................................................................................................5-1
Printing Correction Flags.................................................................................................................5-2
Printing Highlight Flags..................................................................................................................5-2
Rejected ISIRs.................................................................................................................................5-3
Comments........................................................................................................................................5-3
Field Types.......................................................................................................................................5-3
Printing the ISIR..............................................................................................................................5-4
Printing the Renewal FAFSA..........................................................................................................5-4
Printing the ISIR....................................................................................................................................5-6
Header for ISIR Comment Page Only.............................................................................................5-6
Header for All ISIR Pages Except Comment Page..........................................................................5-8
Detail for ISIR Page 1...................................................................................................................5-10
Detail for ISIR Page 2....................................................................................................................5-11
Detail for ISIR Page 3...................................................................................................................5-24
Detail for ISIR Page 4...................................................................................................................5-37
Footer for ISIR Comment Page Only............................................................................................5-38
Footer for ISIR Pages Except for Comment Page.........................................................................5-38
ISIR Sample Output Documents.........................................................................................................5-39
Printing the NSLDS Pages for the ISIR..............................................................................................5-43
Header for NSLDS Financial Aid History.....................................................................................5-43
Detail for NSLDS Financial Aid History......................................................................................5-44
Aggregate Amount for FFELP / Direct Loans Section........................................................................5-47
Detail for NSLDS Financial Aid History......................................................................................5-47
Perkins Loan Section...........................................................................................................................5-51
Detail for NSLDS Financial Aid History......................................................................................5-51

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Pell Payment Data Section..................................................................................................................5-52
Detail for NSLDS Financial Aid History......................................................................................5-52
Loan Detail Section.............................................................................................................................5-57
Detail for NSLDS Financial Aid History......................................................................................5-57
Footer for NSLDS Financial Aid History......................................................................................5-62
NSLDS Pages for the ISIR Sample Output Documents .....................................................................5-63
Printing the Renewal FAFSA..............................................................................................................5-65
Detail for Renewal FAFSA Page 1................................................................................................5-65
Detail for Renewal FAFSA Page 2................................................................................................5-72
Detail for Renewal FAFSA Page 3................................................................................................5-85
Detail for Renewal FAFSA Page 4..............................................................................................5-100
Detail for Renewal FAFSA Page 5..............................................................................................5-102
Renewal FAFSA Sample Output Documents....................................................................................5-103

Miscellaneous......................................................................................... ........6-1
Message Classes....................................................................................................................................6-2
Optional Testing with the Central Processing System...........................................................................6-4
History Correction Test Cases.........................................................................................................6-5

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