Publication Date: October 12, 2012

DCL ID:  ANN-12-26

Subject: Live Internet Webinar - Gainful Employment Webinar #10: Understanding the NSLDS Corrections Functionality

Summary: This letter announces an instructor-led, online training session that will provide information about recent modifications to GE corrections functionality on NSLDS.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce that on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. (ET) we will be presenting a webinar designed to provide institutions that participate in the Federal student assistance programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, with information on submitting corrections and updates to the Department for information previously reported for their programs that prepare students for gainful employment (GE Programs). Although institutions should not report GE Program information for the recently ended 2011-2012 Award Year, institutions may voluntarily submit corrections to previously reported GE information for the 2010-2011 Award Year or previous Award Years.

This webinar will discuss enhancements to the GE Program functions of the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for institutions that choose to update the GE Program information they previously reported. These enhancements, completed this past summer and described in Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #40, posted on August 17, 2012 to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, include the removal of several data element fields, updated functionality for GE data corrections, a new record type for batch files, the new GE Data Extract File Report (GENEX1), and the revised NSLDS Gainful Employment Submittal Template.

Federal Student Aid staff will present this webinar in a one-hour session on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 1:00 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 allow for as many participants as possible, we strongly encourage groups to view the webinar from a single location if accommodations allow. If viewing as a group, only one person from the group needs to register.

To register for the webinar, click on this link:

https://edfsa.webex.com/edfsa/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=744747129

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. 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 using NSLDS, contact the NSLDS Customer Support Center at 800/999-8219. You can also contact Customer Support by e-mail at nslds@ed.gov.

The Gainful Employment Information Page on the IFAP Web site contains publications and resources on gainful employment as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Sincerely,

Federal Student Aid

   

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