Publication Date: October 6, 2011

DCL ID:  ANN-11-24

Subject: Live Internet Webinars - Business Officer Training

Summary: This letter announces Federal Student Aid’s instructor-led, online training sessions for business officers on all aspects of cash management at Title IV-participating institutions.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce instructor-led, online training for business officers. Five modules of training will be offered related to key aspects of managing funds at institutions participating in the Title IV federal student aid programs. Each webinar is suitable for business office staff with all levels of knowledge and experience.

We will present this information during five separate webinar sessions and will offer the majority of the sessions multiple times to provide ample opportunity for those interested in attending.

The module “Cash Management” provides information on maintaining and disbursing funds, excess cash, credit balances, and stored-value cards. This webinar is two hours in length and will be offered:

  • Monday, October 24, 2011, at 1:30 P.M. (ET)

  • Monday, October 31, 2011, at 1:30 P.M. (ET)

The module “R2T4 Issues” covers issues specific to the Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) calculation that are relevant to business office staff. This webinar is 90 minutes in length and will be offered:

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at 1:30 P.M. (ET)

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at 1:30 P.M. (ET)

The module “90/10 Regulation and Calculation” provides information on the 90/10 Rule and is designed solely for business officers at proprietary (for profit) institutions. This webinar is 90 minutes in length and will be offered:

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at 1:30 P.M. (ET)

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 1:30 P.M. (ET)

The module “Campus-Based Programs” explores aspects of the Campus-Based programs that are of interest to business officers including student and school eligibility, allocation of funds, fund transfers, and the carry forward/carry back option between award years. This webinar is 90 minutes in length and will be offered:

  • Thursday, October 27, 2011, at 1:30 P.M. (ET)

  • Thursday, November 3, 2011, at 1:30 P.M. (ET)

The final module “Q & A Session” provides an opportunity to address questions submitted by training participants during the webinar series as well as an open question and answer period with staff from Federal Student Aid's Policy Liaison and Implementation office. This webinar is two hours in length and will be offered:

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 1:30 P.M. (ET)

Note: There may be a difference between a trainee’s local time and Eastern Time. To determine local time and its Eastern Time zone equivalent, click on this link:

http://www.time.gov/

Advance registration is required for this training and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for one or more training modules, click on this link:

http://www.fsaregistration.ed.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x1121189d5&varPage=register

Once registered, we will send an e-mail confirmation to the trainee. The trainee should retain this confirmation, as it contains important information, including linking and log in information for the Web site, system test links, and cancellation information. If unable to attend, we request that the trainee cancel his or her registration so that individuals who wish to attend may do so.

PowerPoint slides will be available for each trainee to download after he or she signs in to the webinar. Trainees may sign in and access the training materials one hour prior to the start of each webinar. During the webinar, trainees will be able to ask questions electronically using their computers.

We look forward to your participation in this instructor-led, online training opportunity. If you have questions about this training opportunity, please contact Greg Martin at gregory.martin@ed.gov.

Sincerely,

Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid

   

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