Publication Date: March 5, 2010

DCL ID:  ANN-10-08

Subject: Live Internet Webinars - Direct Loan Business Officer Training

Summary: This letter announces Federal Student Aid’s instructor-led, online training sessions for business officers on Direct Loan participation, funding, and cash management.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce instructor-led, online training for business officers on the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. Two webinars will be offered related to key aspects of Direct Loan participation, funding, and cash management. Each webinar is designed for business office staff at schools who are new to the Direct Loan Program and who will maintain, fund, and reconcile Direct Loans.

We will present this information in two 90-minute sessions and will offer each session multiple times to provide ample opportunity for those interested in attending.

The webinar “Participation and Funding” provides an overview of the role of the business officer in administering the Direct Loan Program and covers initial participation issues and reconciliation. Key information about Direct Loan funding, including establishing access to funds and requesting funds from the G5 Web site, will also be discussed. This webinar will be offered:

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 1:30 P.M. (ET)

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 1:30 P.M. (ET)

  • Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 1:30 P.M. (ET)

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 1:30 P.M. (ET)

The webinar "Cash Management" provides Direct Loan-specific information about maintaining and disbursing funds, and excess cash. This webinar will be offered:

  • Thursday, March 18, 2010, 1:30 P.M. (ET)

  • Thursday, March 25, 2010, 1:30 P.M. (ET)

  • Thursday, April 8, 2010, 1:30 P.M. (ET)

  • Thursday, April 22, 2010, 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: 

Advance registration is required for this training and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register for "Participation and Funding", click on this link: 

To register for "Cash Management", click on this link: 

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


Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid


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