Publication Date: August 29, 2014

DCL ID:  ANN-14-22

Subject: Webinar Recording - Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI) Experiments

Summary: This letter announces the availability of Federal Student Aid's recording of a webinar that provided details about the four new experiments recently published in the Federal Register Notice.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the availability of the recorded version of our recent webinar for schools interested in applying for participation in one or more of the four new experiments under the Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI) announced in the July 31, 2014 Federal Register Notice. The online, instructor-led session provided an overview of each of the four experiments, including the process for applying to participate in the experiments.

Federal Student Aid staff presented this information on August 20, 2014. For more information about the webinar, refer to Dear Colleague Letter ANN-14-17.

No registration is required to view the recorded training session. To view the session, including the presentation slides and transcript, click on this link:

Note: As a reminder, schools interested in applying for participation in the experiments should continue to check the Experimental Sites Web site for updates to the Questions and Answers (Q&As).

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of the Experimental Sites Initiative. If you have questions about this training, please contact us through the ESI mailbox at


Jeff Baker, Director
Policy Liaison and Implementation
Federal Student Aid


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