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Reject Comment Codes

This page contains a list of the 1997-98 Reject Codes. The 1996-97 reject codes were extracted by Darryl Booth of Financial Aid Systems Technologies (FAST), Inc. from the EDE Technical Reference Draft Disk and updated manually for 1997-98 by Mark Kantrowitz.

Reject CodeReject ReasonAction
B Date of birth since September 1, 1980 Verify or correct the following: Date of Birth
G Dependent student's Other Real Estate/Investment Debt greater than Value Verify or correct the following: Student's Other Real Estate/Investment Value Student's Other Real Estate/Investment Debt
N Missing name Verify or correct the following: Student's Last Name Student's First Name See SAR Comment Code 82.
P SSN not within valid range Verify or correct the following: Student's Current SSN See SAR Comment Code 23.
S SSN not on Social Security Administration's database Verify or correct the following: Student's Social Security Number
U Parent's or Independent student's Other Real Estate/Investment Debt greater than Value If the applicant is Dependent Verify or correct the following: Parent's Other Real Estate/Investment Value Parent's Other Real Estate/Investment Debt If the applicant is Independent Verify or correct the following: Student's Other Real Estate/Investment Value Student's Other Real Estate/Investment Debt
W Questionable number of family members If the applicant is Dependent Verify or correct the following: Parent's Number of Family Members If the applicant is Independent Verify or correct the following: Student's Number of Family Members
1 Simplified needs test is not met and all supplemental asset data are blank If the applicant is Dependent Provide the following: Parent's Cash, Savings and Checking Parent's Other Real Estate/Investment Value Parent's Other Real Estate/Investment Debt Parent's Business Value Parent's Business Debt Parent's Investment Farm Value Parent's Investment Farm Debt Does Parent's Family Live on Farm? If the applicant is Independent Provide the following: Student's Cash, Savings and Checking Student's Other Real Estate/Investment Value Student's Other Real Estate/Investment Debt Student's Business Value Student's Business Debt Student's Investment Farm Value Student's Investment Farm Debt Does Student's Family Live on Farm?
2 Incomplete Application or Correction Obtain missing data (student income information).
3 Incomplete Renewal Application or Correction Obtain missing data (student income information).
4 Date of birth equal to current year Review/correct the following: Date of Birth
5 Missing or incorrect date of birth Review/correct the following: Date of Birth
6 Marital status inconsistent with expected income (applies to Special Condition only) If the applicant is Dependent Review/correct the following: Parent's Marital Status Father's Expected Earned Income Mother's Expected Earned Income If the applicant is Independent Review/correct the following: Student's Marital Status Student's Expected Earned Income Spouse's Expected Earned Income (Not used in 1997-98.)
10 Missing marital status and household size If the applicant is Dependent Provide the following: Parent's Marital Status Parent's Number of family Members If the applicant is Independent Provide the following: Student's Marital Status Student's Number of family Members
11 Marital status inconsistent with base year income (two incomes reported) If the applicant is Dependent Review/correct the following: Parent's Marital Status Father's Income Earned from Work Mother's Income Earned from Work If the applicant is Independent Review/correct the following: Student's Marital Status Student's Income Earned from Work Spouse's Income Earned from Work See SAR Comment Codes 89 and 99.
12 Illegible entries on application form Correct fields with question marks (?). See SAR Comment Code 81.
13 Missing name Provide the following: Last Name First Name See SAR Comment Code 82.
15 Unsigned application or SAR The signature correction must be made to a SAR or ISIR. See SAR Comment Code 108.
16 Unsigned FAFSA Express application The signature correction must be made to a SAR or ISIR. See SAR Comment Codes 110 and 111. This reject code most often occurs when the student has forgotten to send in the signature sheet.
17 Unknown citizenship status or applicant is not a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen Review/correct the following: Citizenship Status See SAR comment code 68.
18 Social security number not on SSA data base Review/correct the following: Social Security Number See SAR comment code 24.
19 The application cannot be processed because a hold has been placed on the student by the Department of Education. The applicant must call 202-708-4601 or 202-708-5129 to resolve this matter. See SAR comment codes 8, 9, 18, and 56.
20 Too many comments The applicant must correct the highlighted portions on Part 2 of the SAR. See SAR comment code 76.
26 Negative Parent's Cash, Savings, and Checking Review/correct the following: Parent's Cash, Savings, and Checking
27 Negative Parent's Farm Debt Review/correct the following: Parent's Farm Value Parent's Farm Debt
28 Negative Parent's Other Real Estate/Investment Debt Review/correct the following: Parent's Other Real Estate/Investment Value Parent's Other Real Estate/Investment Debt
29 Negative Parent's Business Debt Review/correct the following: Parent's Business Value Parent's Business Debt
30 Negative Parent's Farm Value, or Farm Value is blank and Farm Debt is greater than zero Review/correct the following: Parent's Investment Farm Value Parent's Investment Farm Debt
31 Negative Parent's Other Real Estate/Investment Value, or Other Real Estate/Investment Value is blank and Debt is greater than zero Review/correct the following: Parent's Other Real Estate/Investment Value Parent's Other Real Estate/Investment Debt
32 Negative Parent's Business Value, or Business Value is blank and Debt is greater than zero Review/correct the following: Parent's Business Value Parent's Business Debt
46 Negative Student's Cash, Savings, and Checking Review/correct the following: Student's Cash, Savings and Checking
47 Negative Student's Farm Debt Review/correct the following: Student's Farm Debt Student's Farm Value
48 Negative Student's Other Real Estate/Investment Debt Review/correct the following: Student's Other Real Estate/Investment Value Student's Other Real Estate/Investment Debt
49 Negative Student's Business Debt Review/correct the following: Student's Business Value Student's Business Debt
50 Negative Student's Farm Value, or Farm Value is blank and Farm Debt is greater than zero Review/correct the following: Student's Investment Farm Value Student's Investment Farm Debt
51 Negative Student's Other Real Estate/Investment Value, or Other Real Estate/Investment Value is blank and Debt is greater than zero Review/correct the following: Student's Other Real Estate/Investment Value Student's Other Real Estate/Investment Debt
52 Negative Student's Business Value, or Business Value is blank and Debt is greater than zero Review/correct the following: Student's Business Value Student's Business Debt

 

 
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