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(ANN-96-06) (ANN-96-06) Announcement of October 17 Student Financial Assistance Videoconference

DCLPublicationDate: 9/1/96
DCLID: ANN-96-6
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Summary: Announcement of October 17 Student Financial Assistance Videoconference


September l996

ANN-96-6


SUMMARY: Announcement of October 17 Student Financial
Assistance Videoconference

Dear Colleague:

I am pleased to announce a videoconference to be presented on
October 17, 1996, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The topic of
the videoconference is "1997-98 Application and Delivery System
Updates."

This videoconference, presented free of charge to all postsecondary
institutions by the U.S. Department of Education, will present a
panel of ED staff and contractor personnel discussing changes to
the l997-98 FAFSA, the Renewal Application and Student Aid
Report, information on the Title IV Wide Area Network, Central
Processing System (CPS) changes, and FAFSA Express.

The videoconference 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 October 17 videoconference can be seen at the following times:

Eastern - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Central - 12 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Mountain - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pacific - 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon

The videoconference will be broadcast on the following satellites:

- KU Satellite: SBS6 (74 degrees west), Transponder 9, Horizontal
downlink frequency 11921 MHZ. Audio at 6.2 and 6.8

- C Band Satellite: C Band TELSTAR 402 (89 degrees west),
Transponder 8, Horizontal downlink frequency 3860 MHZ (on
some systems this will be Channel 8.) 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 be
received. We will provide schools with a list of host sites by
way of the SFA Bulletin Board and the Postsecondary Education
Network (PEN). 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 you. Individuals wishing to travel to a host site
should contact that site's coordinator to indicate that they will attend.

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 talking with you about these important topics.

Sincerely,



Elizabeth M. Hicks
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Student Financial Assistance


Enclosure

REMOTE (RECEIVING) SITE RESPONSE FORM

If you are able to host people from outside your institution, it is
important to include the number of guests you will be able to
accommodate. If the site location differs, please provide the
additional information.

_______________ My school will receive "1997-98 Application and
Delivery System Updates" on October 17, 1996

If hosting:

Institution ______________________________________________

Building Name __________________________________________

Street Address ___________________________________________

___________________________________________

Number of guests __________________


SITE COORDINATOR OR CONTACT PERSON AT YOUR SCHOOL
(Note: This person will receive a site coordinator's package and
coordinate satellite transmission.)


Name:_______________________________________________

Institution: ___________________________________________

Mailing Address: _____________________________________

UPS Address (no P.O. Box):______________________________

City: ______________ State: __________Zip Code: __________

Telephone: __________________ FAX #: _________________


PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM BY SEPTEMBER 30 AND
FAX IT TO:

NASFFA TRAINING PROJECT

(202) 785-1487

Last Modified: 08/31/1996