Posted Date: September 26, 2019

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: Pre-Conference Training for New Financial Aid Administrators on Dec. 2, 2019

Federal Student Aid (FSA) is pleased to offer a pre-conference training opportunity for new financial aid administrators (FAA). Join new colleagues with similar experience and FSA staff for a day-long training to strengthen basic federal financial aid knowledge and your toolkit of FSA resources. The pre-conference training will occur on Monday, Dec. 2 with the FSA Training Conference beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 3 through Friday, Dec. 6.

Pre-Conference Training Information

What: FSA New FAA Pre-Conference Training
When: Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center

We will cover the following topics during the session:

  • Operating in FAA Access to Central Processing System (CPS) Online - The Basics and Scenarios

  • Student Eligibility

  • Need Analysis and Packaging (Operational Basics of Title IV)

  • Operating in COD Web - The Basics and Scenarios

  • Operating in the NSLDS® website - The Basics and Scenarios

  • Conclusion, Resources, Questions and Answers

The day will conclude with suggested tracks that will outline recommended sessions throughout the FSA Training Conference aimed at content and discussions about your tasks as a new FAA.

Registration Information

To participate, new FAAs should complete a brief registration form.

Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, as an introductory-level training session, we ask that schools limit registration to staff who are new to the financial aid office.

As a reminder, travel, accommodations, and meals are the responsibility of the participant.

Note: This pre-conference training opportunity does not supplement or replace FSA fundamental trainings required of some schools and that are offered throughout the regions on an annual basis.

Contact Information

For questions about the New FAA Pre-Conference Training, contact Michael Ruggless at


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