FAQs

What is reconciliation?
Reconciliation is a process in which Title IV aid (grants, loans and campus-based aid) recorded on the Department of Education (ED) systems is reviewed and ...
Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 at 3:10 PM
How often should a school reconcile?
Campus based aid and Direct Loan have monthly reconciliation requirements in addition to year-end close out. However, it is best practice and highly recomme...
Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 at 3:11 PM
How is AutoReconciliation different from DL Tools?
AutoReconciliation reconciles PELL and TEACH fund sources in addition to Direct Loan fund sources. The DL Tool only reconciles Direct Loan fund sources.
Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 at 9:17 AM
Is it safe to upload my COD and SIS files into AutoReconciliation?
Yes, no personal identification information (PII) is retained in the system. Once the process has run, all PII is deleted from the servers.
Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 at 9:34 AM
What security is in place to protect the information being uploaded?
The protocol used for the web site is https, thus all communications between the client and the server are encrypted.
Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 at 9:37 AM
What happens to my student data once it is uploaded into AutoReconciliation?
The student data is only used during the identification process. Once the identification process runs, the data is removed from the servers. Only student na...
Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 at 9:37 AM
What format should the files be in?
The Department of Education files delivered to your SAIG mailbox monthly may be uploaded in the format they are received. Examples would be dslf22op.dat for...
Fri, 26 Feb, 2021 at 8:47 AM
How long does the AutoReconciliation tool store the data?
Report results will be available for up to 90 days on the website. Users may re-run reports as needed.
Fri, 26 Feb, 2021 at 8:47 AM
Can I export the file into excel and save it to my local file/desktop?
Yes, the matching result reports may be exported as a .csv file and viewed in excel.  Once exported from AutoReconciliation, the user may save the download ...
Fri, 26 Feb, 2021 at 8:49 AM
What does AutoReconciliation do?
AutoReconciliation analyzes the disbursement information between the financial aid information system and COD. This process is an automated process and the ...
Fri, 26 Feb, 2021 at 8:50 AM