GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IMPACTED 600,000 ISIR TRANSACTIONS

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IMPACTED 600,000 ISIR TRANSACTIONS
Last month, FSA released an announcement informing the Financial Aid community that the Central Processing System was skipping the database match with Selective Service System during the government shutdown.
According to the electronic announcement FSA states that “during this match bypass, Student Aid Reports (SARs) and Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) will display Comment Code 390: “We were unable to verify your eligibility for federal student aid with one or more other federal agencies through computer matching programs. Your school will contact you if additional information is needed.”  The CPS will assign a blank value to the Selective Service Match Flag on SARs and ISIRs unless the corrected transaction already has a valid SSS match flag value that the CPS can pull forward to the new transaction.
You can read all about it here in this electronic announcement from FSA.
Now that the shutdown is over, CPS will reprocess ISIR records for impacted students. In an announcement posted on January 31, 2019 FSA announced that CPS will begin reprocessing over 600, 000 ISIR records. Given immense volume of records requiring correction, CPS will only reprocess up to 50,000 record per day. At that rate it will take at least until February 12, 2019 for CPS to get caught up.