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(GEN-97-08) (GEN-97-08) This letter announces a conference for Third Party Servicers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education on October 9-10, 1997, in Washington, DC. NOTE TO SCHOOLS: If you are using a Third Party Servicer, please forward this letter to the

DCLPublicationDate: 7/1/97
DCLID: GEN-97-8
AwardYear: 1997-1998
Summary: This letter announces a conference for Third Party Servicers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education on October 9-10, 1997, in Washington, DC. NOTE TO SCHOOLS: If you are using a Third Party Servicer, please forward this letter to them.


Action Letter #8

July 1997

GEN-97-8


SUMMARY: This letter announces a conference for Third Party Servicers
sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education on October 9-10, 1997, in
Washington, DC. NOTE TO SCHOOLS: If you are using a Third Party Servicer,
please forward this letter to them.


Dear Colleague:

The U. S. Department of Education (ED) cordially invites you to
attend a conference for Third Party Servicers on October 9-10, 1997,
in Washington, DC. The conference is geared toward vendors who
develop software and/or provide services to support the electronic
delivery of student financial aid. The conference will offe2
participants an opportunity to learn more about and provide
comments on the Department's systems and specifications. We hope
the sessions will provide you with timely information necessary &or
development of your systems. The sessions and presentations
include:

- What's New for 1998-99
- How To Use the Technical Specs
- Walk Thru of EDE Technical Specs
- Walk Thru of Direct Loan Technical Specs
- Customer Service Issues
- Future ED Initiatives & Strategies
- NSLDS Overview & Update
- Direct Loan Multiple Servicers/Central Database Update
- Building Stronger Relationships: Partnering for Mutual
Benefit

The conference will be held at the Washington Sheraton Hotel and
will begin at 8:30 am on OCTOBER 9 and end at 12:30 pm on
OCTOBER 10. There is no registration fee for this conference.
To reserve lodging, contact:

WASHINGTON SHERATON
2660 Woodley Road at Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 328-2000
$124 (inclusive of tax)
Name of Room Block: U.S. Dept. Of Education
Reservation & Attendance Cutoff Date:
SEPTEMBER 26, 1997

Please complete the enclosed registration form and fax it back as
soon as possible. If you have questions regarding the registration
process, please call Deb Banks at Walcoff & Associates
(703) 267-3581. If you have questions regarding s%ssion content
and/or the agenda, please contact Title IV WAN Customer Service at
(800) 615-1189.

We hope you will join us for this informative and exciting
conference as we focus our efforts on working together for improved
service to institutions and students.

Sincerely,



Elizabeth M. Hicks
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Student Financial Assistance Programs


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