Posted Date: September 8, 2009

Author: Chris Greene, Communications and Administration Office, Federal Student Aid

Subject: 2009 Federal Student Aid Conference Information

Summary:  This letter provides an update on this year’s Federal Student Aid Conference.

The Federal Student Aid conference is scheduled for December 1 - 4 in Music City USA - Nashville, Tennessee.  This year’s conference will focus on the significant changes that will impact the Title IV Programs over the next year.  These include the transition to the Direct Loan ProgramSM, FAFSASM Simplification and the new Perkins Loan Program, among others.  A primary objective of this year’s conference is to ensure all schools are trained and prepared to participate in the Direct Loan Program beginning on July 1, 2010.

In addition to these changes, the movement to a single conference this year coupled with attendance expected at over 5,000 means that our conference format will change. In years past, we typically offered sessions 2-3 times per conference.  This year, we may need to schedule sessions 4-5 times to help ensure everyone has an opportunity to get to the sessions they need. Many traditional sessions, while important, may not be offered this year due to new sessions and space constraints. 

In the coming weeks, we will post a list of sessions and an agenda for this year’s conference. Please continue to monitor our conference website at www.fsaconferences.ed.gov for updates and announcements.

We look forward to seeing you in Nashville this fall for another exciting FSA conference!

Thank you,

Federal Student Aid

 

   

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