GILS Record -- Multiple Data Entry System (MDE)

Title:
Multiple Data Entry System
Acronym: MDE

Originator:
Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of Education
Major Organizational Subdivision: Office of Postsecondary Education
Minor Organizational Subdivision: Student Financial Assistance Programs
Minor Organizational Subdivision: Program Systems Service
Name of Unit: Application and Pell Processing Systems Division

Abstract:
Multiple Data Entry System (MDE) receives, reviews, collects, and transmits student aid application data to the Central Processing System. Application data is collected on two forms: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and the Renewal FASFA.

Purpose:
The MDE receives paper student aid applications and renewal applications. The MDE extracts the data by imaging or keypunching and transmits the data to the Central Processing System.

Agency Program:
Title IV of the Higher Education Act authorizes the Department to collect data on student income and assets to calculate eligibility for financial aid.

Sources of Data:
Data come from students who apply, or reapply, for postsecondary student aid via paper forms.

Access Constraints:
Direct access to the system is limited to authorized ED staff. Information in this system is exempt from disclosure under provisions of the Privacy Act.

Use Constraints:
None.

Availability
For additional information on the system contact the individual listed below.

Point of Contact for Further Information

Name: Jeanne Saunders
Organization: U.S. Department of Education, Application and Pell Processing Systems
Street Address: 400 Maryland Avenue, SW
City: Washington
State: DC
ZIP Code: 20202
Country: USA
Telephone: 202-260-9988
Fax: 202-401-1637
Network Address: jeanne.saunders@ed.gov
Hours of Service: 8:00 a.m. ? 4:00 p.m. EST M-F

Availability

Distributor Name: Jeanne Saunders
Organization: U.S. Department of Education, Application and Pell Processing Systems
Street Address: 400 Maryland Avenue, SW
City: Washington
State: DC
ZIP Code: 20202
Country: USA
Telephone: 202-260-9988
Fax: 202-401-1637
Network Address: jeanne.saunders@ed.gov
Hours of Service: 8:00 a.m. ? 4:00 p.m. EST M-F
Order Process: Contact the individual named above.

Control ID:
ED0007

Record Source:
Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of Education
Major Organizational Subdivision: Office of the Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer
Minor Organizational Subdivision: Office of the Chief Information Officer
Name of Unit: Information Technology Investment and Capital Planning Group

Date of Last Modification:
1998 03 30

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