Posted Date: November 12, 2014

Author:  Jana Hernandes, Service Director, Operations, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Complete 2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Handbook with Index Linked to Entries

We are pleased to announce the release of the indexed version of the 2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Handbook.

For the user's convenience, the index to the 2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Handbook appears at the beginning of the PDF document, and the index entries are linked to the referenced pages. If the user sees a topic of interest, such as "Professional Judgment," he or she can simply click on the page number to go directly to that page in the Handbook.

There also have been several new updates made to the content and layout of the indexed version of the 2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Handbook since the 2013-2014 Federal Student Aid Handbook version. The first update is the addition of the Appendices. Some of the appendices were previously part of The Blue Book, while others are brand new.

  • To access the appendices of the 2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Handbook, click here.

The second update is the insertion of the following active links at the top of each page in the seven Handbook volumes:

  • “DCL” and “CFR” will take readers to a page where they can search for the Dear Colleague Letter or federal regulation referenced in the 2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Handbook.

  • “Glossary” and “Acronyms” will take a reader encountering a word or acronym for the first time directly to the Glossary or Acronym Appendix.

A PDF version of the indexed version of the 2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Handbook is available on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site at

http://ifap.ed.gov/fsahandbook/1415FSAHandbookCompleteActiveIndex.html

Contact Information

We hope that you find the Indexed Handbook a useful tool for locating program guidance. Questions and suggestions concerning the Federal Student Aid Handbook can be sent to fsaschoolspubs@ed.gov.

   

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