Table of Contents

Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 1-1
Table of Contents .................................................................................................................... 1-1
Preface..................................................................................................................................... 1-2
Electronic FAFSA................................................................................................................... 1-4
Renewal FAFSA Process ........................................................................................................ 1-5
School Eligibility to Make Paper Renewal FAFSA Requests ............................................. 1-6
What’s New for the Renewal FAFSA Process for 2005-2006 ............................................ 1-6
Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) .................................................................... 1-7
Electronic Corrections............................................................................................................. 1-8
Handling Record Level Rejected Records .............................................................................. 1-9
What’s New and Changed in the EDE Technical Reference for 2005-2006 ........................ 1-10
Section 3, Record Layout Changes .................................................................................... 1-12
Section 4, Processing Code Changes ................................................................................. 1-13
What’s Changed in the Record Layouts Section since the Initial Draft Version
(July 2004) ............................................................................................................................ 1-17
Getting Help .......................................................................................................................... 1-20
CPS/SAIG Technical Support............................................................................................ 1-20
FSATECH.......................................................................................................................... 1-20
EDE Processing .......................................................................................................................... 2-1
Table of Contents .................................................................................................................... 2-1
Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 2-3
Electronic FAFSA................................................................................................................... 2-4
Electronic FAFSA Process .................................................................................................. 2-4
Receiving the Completed Paper FAFSA or Paper Renewal FAFSA................................... 2-5
Entering and Formatting the FAFSA Information............................................................... 2-5
Transmitting the Records ..................................................................................................... 2-5
Receiving Processed Records .............................................................................................. 2-5
Rejected FAFSA Records .................................................................................................... 2-5

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Renewal FAFSAs and Renewal Reminders............................................................................ 2-7
Paper Renewal FAFSA Request Process ............................................................................. 2-7
ISIR ......................................................................................................................................... 2-9
NSLDS Data ........................................................................................................................ 2-9
ISIR Receipt Process............................................................................................................ 2-9
ISIR Message Classes ........................................................................................................ 2-10
State Agency Options............................................................................................................ 2-12
Electronic Corrections........................................................................................................... 2-13
General Correction Entry Specifications ........................................................................... 2-13
Creating a Correction Record ............................................................................................ 2-13
Detailed Data Entry Specifications .................................................................................... 2-15
Signed Numeric Fields Table............................................................................................. 2-16
Making Signature Corrections ........................................................................................... 2-19
Adding Your Federal School Code to Receive Electronic Data........................................ 2-19
Tips for Corrections ........................................................................................................... 2-21
Rejected Correction Records ............................................................................................. 2-21
Record Layouts .......................................................................................................................... 3-1
Table of Contents .................................................................................................................... 3-1
Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 3-2
EDE Record Level Error Report Import Record Layout ........................................................ 3-3
ISIR Record Description/Data Dictionary .............................................................................. 3-6
Type 2 Individual Paper Renewal Request Export and Error Import Record Layout .......... 3-62
RAPP PIN/Print Notification Layout.................................................................................... 3-65
FAFSA Application Export Record Layout.......................................................................... 3-69
Correction Export Record Layout......................................................................................... 3-86
Signature Record Export Record Layout .............................................................................. 3-94

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Processing Codes........................................................................................................................ 4-1
Table of Contents .................................................................................................................... 4-1
Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 4-3
Summary of Tables ................................................................................................................. 4-4
2005-2006 ISIR Cross-Reference ........................................................................................ 4-4
Table of Reject Codes and How to Respond to Each .......................................................... 4-4
Record and Transmission Error Messages........................................................................... 4-4
Assumption Overrides ......................................................................................................... 4-4
Field Name and Position Cross-References......................................................................... 4-4
NSLDS Loan Program Codes .............................................................................................. 4-5
NSLDS Loan Current Status Codes..................................................................................... 4-5
State/Country/Jurisdiction Codes......................................................................................... 4-5
Correction Data Entry Specifications .................................................................................. 4-5
Message Classes................................................................................................................... 4-5
ISIR Comment Codes .......................................................................................................... 4-6
2005-2006 ISIR Cross-Reference ........................................................................................... 4-7
Table of Reject Codes and How to Respond to Each ........................................................... 4-37
Record and Transmission Error Messages............................................................................ 4-41
Assumption Overrides........................................................................................................... 4-42
Field Name and Position Cross-References.......................................................................... 4-44
NSLDS Loan Program Codes ............................................................................................... 4-61
NSLDS Loan Current Status Codes...................................................................................... 4-62
State/Country/Jurisdiction Codes.......................................................................................... 4-64
Correction Data Entry Specifications.................................................................................... 4-65
Message Classes.................................................................................................................... 4-74
ISIR Comment Codes ........................................................................................................... 4-75

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Printing ....................................................................................................................................... 5-1
Table of Contents .................................................................................................................... 5-1
Printing ISIRs.......................................................................................................................... 5-2
Printing Assumed Values..................................................................................................... 5-3
Printing Intermediate EFC Values ....................................................................................... 5-3
FAFSA Data Verify Flags ................................................................................................... 5-3
Printing Correction Flags ..................................................................................................... 5-4
Printing Highlight Flags....................................................................................................... 5-4
Rejected ISIRs ..................................................................................................................... 5-5
Comments ............................................................................................................................ 5-5
NSLDS Page ........................................................................................................................ 5-5
Field Types........................................................................................................................... 5-6
Other Field Notes ................................................................................................................. 5-6
ISIR Fields Not Printed on the ISIR ....................................................................................... 5-7
ISIR Sample Output Document .............................................................................................. 5-9
Appendix......................................................................................................................................A-1
Overview .................................................................................................................................A-1
January 2005 Tracking Log ..................................................................................................A-2

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