Publication Date: February 7, 2018

DCL ID:  ANN-18-01

Subject: FSA Coach – 2017–18 Basic Training for Foreign Schools

Summary: FSA Coach Basic Training for Foreign Schools, an introductory web-based tutorial on federal student aid program administration in a foreign school setting, is now available for the 2017–18 Award Year.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2017–18 update to the FSA Coach Basic Training for Foreign Schools course. FSA Coach Basic Training for Foreign Schools, part of the FSA Coach training suite, is a comprehensive and self-paced online course for financial aid administrators and school officials working in a foreign school setting. The course offers 26 lessons and more than 25 hours of training in the fundamentals of federal student aid program administration with a focus on foreign school participation in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program.

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 course is available on the Federal Student Aid E-Training website, located at https://fsatraining.info/login.

To access the training, log in to Federal Student Aid E-Training with your username and password. After logging in, point your cursor to "FSA Coach Suite Courses" on the main menu bar. From the drop-down menu that appears, choose "Coach Basic for Foreign Schools 2017–18" to launch the course.

Note: If you do not have a username and password for Federal Student Aid E-Training, select "Create new account" from 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) website at https://ifap.ed.gov/ifap/fsacoach.jsp.

In the coming months, we will announce 2017–18 updates to the FSA Coach Intermediate Training course.

We hope you enjoy the updated FSA Coach Basic Training for Foreign Schools course. We welcome your questions or comments in the E-Training Help Center, accessible from the Federal Student Aid E-Training home page.

Sincerely,

Federal Student Aid

   

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