Mapping Your Future: A peek at this week's updated FAFSA records release to schools


A peek at this week's updated FAFSA records release to schools

By Catherine Mueller

April 11, 2024

Financial aid professionals are getting a look at what's in their future – at least with regards to updated student files.

In an April 10 Electronic Announcement, the Department of Education detailed the school- or state-specific data file that will be delivered to Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) mailboxes this week. According to the Department, the information will “assist schools and states to further identify additional FAFSA records for which they can package aid.”

The Department said each record “will include applicant and contributor identifying information, reprocessing IDs indicating any known issue(s) that triggered reprocessing, and whether the record will require reprocessing through the FAFSA Processing System (FPS), the Financial Aid Direct Data Exchange (FA-DDX) system, or both.” 

In addition, the records will also include an indication of whether the SAI on the reprocessed ISIR will be higher or lower than the original ISIR.

More information on working with the file will be shared in the webinar, 2024-25 FAFSA: Weekly Guidance and Processing Status, on  Friday, April 12, 2024, from 3 until 4 p.m. Eastern time. Registration is not required in this webinar in which the Department will provide a detailed walkthrough of accessing and querying the file.

Questions about the file can be sent to the Department using the Contact Customer Support form in the Partner Connect Help Center. To submit a question, please enter your name, email address, topic, and question. When submitting a question related to this Electronic Announcement, select the topic “2024-25 FAFSA.”