Publication Date: April 20, 2011

DCL ID:  ANN-11-10

Subject: Live Internet Webinars - Regulatory Update 2011

Summary: This letter announces Federal Student Aid’s contingency plan for participants affected by the cancellation of the Regulatory Update 2011 training workshops, due to the potential government shutdown. A four-day webinar series in May 2011 will offer participants an experience similar to the in-person training workshops.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce our contingency plan for participants affected by the cancellation of the April 11-12, 2011 Regulatory Update 2011 training workshops, due to the potential government shutdown. To ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate in this training, we will offer a series of instructor-led, online training sessions designed to provide participants with information equivalent to the two-day in-person training workshops.

While the webinar series is primarily for those affected by the cancellation of the April 11-12 sessions, anyone who was not able to attend an in-person workshop, or who wishes to hear the information again, may register for the online sessions.

Note: This webinar series is being offered in addition to the in-person Regulatory Update 2011 training workshops, which continue through the end of the month. We encourage everyone who is currently registered for the remaining April sessions to attend the in-person workshops.

The online training consists of six webinar modules, presented over a four-day period from May 3-6, 2011 or May 10-13, 2011. We encourage trainees to register for the modules that best fit their needs.

The online training sessions will cover the following topics at the stated day and time:

  • Module 1, “Program Integrity Final Regulations” will be offered on Tuesday, May 3 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. (ET) and Wednesday, May 11 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. (ET).

  • Module 2, “Pell Grant” will be offered on Wednesday, May 4 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. (ET) and Tuesday, May 10 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. (ET).

  • Module 3, “Consumer Information” and Module 4, “Direct Loan” will be offered on Thursday, May 5 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. (ET) and Friday, May 13 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. (ET).

  • Module 5, “NSLDS Exit Counseling and Loan Servicing” and Module 6, “2011-2012 Application Processing” will be offered on Friday, May 6 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. (ET) and Thursday, May 12 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. (ET).

For a complete description of the training content, please refer to Dear Colleague Letter ANN-11-01.

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

To register, click on this link:

http://www.fsaregistration.ed.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x1121177b8

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 and system test links.

Each registered participant must print the training materials prior to attending the webinar. To download and print the materials, click on the following link and select the materials for the Regulatory Update 2011 training:

http://www.ed.gov/FSA/training/downloads.html

We look forward to your participation in these instructor-led, online training opportunities. If you have questions about the training, please contact Jamie Malone at jamie.malone@ed.gov. If you have questions about registration, please contact FSA Registration at FSA Internet Registration@ed.gov or 202/377-3941.

Sincerely,

Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid

   

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