Publication Date: May 30, 2014

DCL ID:  ANN-14-11

Subject: FSA Coach - 2014-2015 Update

Summary: This letter announces the newly updated FSA Coach, an introductory Web-based tutorial on federal student aid administration.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the release of the updated editions of FSA Coach, both for domestic and foreign schools. These comprehensive and self-paced online courses, written at an introductory level, have been fully updated for the 2014-2015 Award Year.

  • FSA Coach for U.S. Schools offers 33 lessons on federal student aid administration for schools located in the United States (U.S.), and provides more than 40 hours of instruction.

  • FSA Coach for Foreign Schools offers 21 lessons (approximately 30 hours of instruction) on federal student aid administration for schools outside the U.S. serving U.S. students who wish to receive William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans.

All FSA Coach lessons can be completed individually or as a full course, allowing users to tailor the training to their specific needs. In addition, the lessons feature hyperlinks to other Federal Student Aid information and products, interactive exercises, review questions, and quizzes that help learners assess their mastery of the course material.

The updated FSA Coach courses are available on the Federal Student Aid E-Training Web site, located at http://fsatraining.info.

To access the training, log in to Federal Student Aid E-Training with your username and password. After logging in, point your cursor to "Basic Title IV Training" on the main menu bar. From the drop-down menu that appears, choose either "FSA Coach 2014-15" or "FSA Coach for Foreign Schools 2014-15" and then select "Enroll Me" to launch the course.

Note: If you do not have a username and password for Federal Student Aid E-Training, click on "Create new account" in the right-hand column on the home page and follow the instructions to create a username and password.

The training may also be accessed from the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site at http://www.ifap.ed.gov/ifap/fsacoach.jsp.

We hope you enjoy the updated FSA Coach courses, and we welcome your comments or questions. To comment or ask a question, please contact us at fsa.coach@ed.gov.

Sincerely,

Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid

   

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