Publication Date: February 25, 2010

DCL ID:  ANN-10-06

Subject: Live Internet Webinar - DUNS Number and TIN Registration with Central Contractor Registration Database By March 31, 2010

Summary: This letter announces Federal Student Aid's instructor-led, online training session for grantees and payees on the requirement for each school to register its DUNS number and TIN with the Central Contractor Registration database by March 31, 2010.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce instructor-led, online training for grantees and payees on the requirement for each school to register its Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with the federal government's Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database by March 31, 2010. This requirement was explained in a January 4, 2010 letter that was mailed and e-mailed to all grantees and payees from the Department of Education's (the Department's) Office of the Chief Information Officer. Additional information about the CCR requirement was provided in a January 28, 2010 Electronic Announcement posted on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site.

To assist grantees and payees with this new requirement, the Department will host a webinar that will provide an overview of the CCR requirement as well as explain how to complete the registration process.

We will present this information in a 60-minute session offered on Thursday, March 4, 2010, at 2:00 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: 

Advance registration is NOT required for this training. To join the webinar, click on this link up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the webinar:

To connect to the audio portion of the webinar, call (toll-free) 800/621-8523 and enter the participant pass code 2482409. Audio will not stream through your computer.

Closed captioning information can be found at The closed captioning ID is 1492946.

If you are a first-time user of Microsoft Office Live Meeting, click on prior to the session to ensure your system is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

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.

To provide a training opportunity for those who cannot attend the webinar, we will also record the session and post it to the G5 Web site shortly after its occurrence.

If you have questions, please refer to the following contact information:

  • If you have questions about this training opportunity, contact the G5 Hotline at 888/336-8930. You may also e-mail

  • If you need assistance with the CCR registration process, contact the CCR Federal Service Desk at 866/606-8220.

  • If you have technical difficulty joining the webinar, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the following address and paste it into your Web browser:

  2. Copy and paste the required information:
    Meeting ID: CCRReg
    Entry Code: Grantees

  • If you have technical questions about the webinar only, contact Angela Smith at 312/730-1552 or by e-mail at We will not be able to provide technical support in the 30 minutes prior to the session start time.

We look forward to your participation in this instructor-led, online training opportunity.


Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid


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