Posted Date: July 1, 2015

Author:  Gabrielle Turner, Chief Communications Officer, Federal Student Aid

Subject: 2015 FSA Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals*

Registration and lodging for the 2015 FSA Training Conference is now open at http://fsaconferences.ed.gov.

The date & location of the FSA Training Conference:

December 1 – December 4, 2015
(Tuesday, approximate 8 a.m. start time – Friday, approximate 3 p.m. end time)

Mandalay Bay
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

This year’s FSA conference program will focus on topics related to changes in Title IV legislation and corresponding regulations such as protecting students' privacy and their loan data, Gainful Employment rules, the 150% Subsidized Direct Loan limitation and student loan repayment options. We will also discuss changes to the Clery Act, which includes revisions to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that require schools to implement changes to further help protect their students. Financial aid professionals will learn how to implement these changes at their schools and will be able to utilize face-to-face, hands-on sessions using the Department’s data systems, such as COD and NSLDS.

We will also include the essential sessions such as the new changes to the FAFSA® and verification as well as sessions on cash management and loan reconciliation, among others. Schools will also have the opportunity to provide feedback to FSA through the open forums.

Program and session information will be posted in the coming months. For further information regarding the upcoming 2015 FSA Training Conference, please visit our website at http://fsaconferences.ed.gov.

Thank You,

The Conference Services Team
Federal Student Aid
U.S. Department of Education

* The FSA Training Conference is a series of training and technical assistance programs provided by the Department of Education for higher education financial aid professionals charged with administering the Title IV student financial assistance programs on their campuses. Each year, these programs provide more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study programs to more than 13 million students attending more than 6,000 participating schools. Proper training for professionals at institutions that package and disburse these funds helps ensure the integrity of the Title IV programs and reduces incidence of waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement in these programs.

   

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