Summary: Announcement of June 29 Student Financial Assistance Videoconference
SUMMARY: Announcement of June 29 Student Financial Assistance
Student Financial Assistance Programs is pleased to announce a
videoconference to be presented June 29 from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.
Eastern time. The topic of the videoconference is "Federal Pell
Grant Reporting and Systems Changes with Related Policy Issues."
This videoconference, presented free of charge to all
postsecondary institutions by the U.S. Department of Education, will
focus on Pell automated reporting options, changes in the Pell
Payment software, selected policy issues related to the awarding of
Pell grants, and other topics.
The videoconference will be presented by a team of Department of
Education, contractor and school staff. It will be interactive,
offering participants the opportunity to use a toll-free number or
FAX to question the panel of presenters. Schools are permitted to
record this videoconference for their own use.
The June 29 videoconference will be broadcast on the following
- KU Band - Galaxy 7, (91 degrees west), Transponder 22,
Frequency 12140 Mhz
Audio at 6.2 and 6.8
- C Band - Galaxy 3, (93.5 degrees west), Transponder 7,
Frequency 3840 Mhz
Audio at 6.2 and 6.8
Enclosed is a form to register for the videoconference. If you
wish to register as a host (receiving) site, please include the
specific address of the building in which the videoconference will
We will provide schools with a list of host sites by way of the
Postsecondary Education Network (PEN) and the SFA Bulletin Board.
If you are unable to access the remote site information
electronically, please call the Federal Student Aid Information
Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID for information about the host site
nearest to you. Individuals wishing to travel to a host site
should contact that sitens coordinator to indicate that they will
If you are unable to view the videoconference live, you may borrow
a copy of it on videotape. Call 1-800-4-FEDAID (toll-free) one
week following the videoconference to borrow a tape.
We look forward to communicating with you on this important topic
through this interactive technology.
Elizabeth M. Hicks
Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Student Financial Assistance Programs
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