(ANN-97-09) Distribution of the FAFSA on the Web poster and instructions for ordering FAFSA on the Web brochures.

DCLPublicationDate: 9/1/97
DCLID: ANN-97-9
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Summary: Distribution of the FAFSA on the Web poster and instructions for ordering FAFSA on the Web brochures.


September, 1997

ANN-97-9


SUMMARY: Distribution of the FAFSA on the Web poster and
instructions for ordering FAFSA on the Web
brochures.


Dear Colleague:

Enclosed are copies of our FAFSA ON THE WEB posters and brochure
advertising the U.S. Department of Education's FAFSA ON THE WEB
Internet site. Please display the poster in an area where your
students will see it so that they can learn about and take advantage of
this new way to apply for Federal student aid.

FAFSA ON THE WEB is a FREE Internet site with easy-to-follow
screens, extensive on-line instructions, and a search engine for
selecting institutional Title IV Codes. It will also edit student
information as it is entered, ensuring better data quality and reduced
rejection rates.

FAFSA on the Web can be accessed with the domestic (128-bit
encryption) version of Netscape Navigator 3.0 or 3.01 either on a
personal computer (PC) or MacIntosh. Once in the FAFSA ON
THE WEB application, students can enter their Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information online and transmit that
information directly to the Central Processing System (CPS) over the
Internet.

FAFSA ON THE WEB is convenient for students to use because they
can apply for financial aid from the privacy of their home or dorm
room. In an institutional setting, FAFSA ON THE WEB can
accommodate an unlimited number of users, allowing students to
apply from the financial aid office, library, computer lab or Guidance
Office. We encourage you to obtain the appropriate browser and
make it available to your students at your school so that they will
have a better opportunity for using this new product. If you have
difficulty obtaining the correct browser or need additional technical
assistance, please contact FAFSA on the Web Customer Service at
1-800-801-0576 between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM Eastern time.

You may order brochures and up to five additional copies of the
poster by contacting our Federal Student Aid Information Center at:

1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)

Thank you for helping us in our efforts to improve and simplify the
student aid application process.


Sincerely,



Elizabeth M. Hicks
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Student Financial Assistance


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