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(ANN-97-11) (ANN-97-11) Announcement of October 16 Student Financial Assistance Videoconference

DCLPublicationDate: 9/1/97
DCLID: ANN-97-11
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Summary: Announcement of October 16 Student Financial Assistance Videoconference


September 1997

ANN-97-11

SUMMARY: Announcement of October 16 Student Financial
Assistance Videoconference


Dear Colleague:

I am pleased to announce a videoconference to be presented on
October 16, l997 from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The topic
of the videoconference is "SFAP Update: the l998-99 FAFSA and
More."

This videoconference, presented free of charge to all postsecondary
institutions by the U.S. Department of Education, will present a
panel of ED and contractor staff to provide information on new
electronic initiatives and regulatory information. Topics include the
new electronic requirements for Title IV participation; FAFSA on the
WEB; changes to the FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA for l998-99;
EDExpress updates for 1998-99; and information on EDCAPS.

The videoconference will be interactive, offering participants the
opportunity to use a toll-free number or FAX to ask the panel
questions. Schools are permitted to record this videoconference for
their own use.

The October 16 videoconference can be seen at the following times:

Eastern - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Central - 12 noon - 2:30 pm
Mountain - 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Pacific - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

The videoconference will be broadcast on the following satellites:

KU BAND: SBS6 (74 DEGREES WEST), TRANSPONDER
9, HORIZONTAL DOWNLINK FREQUENCY 11921 MHZ,
AUDIO AT 6.2 AND 6.8

C-BAND: GALAXY 6 (74 DEGREES WEST),
TRANSPONDER 2, VERTICAL DOWNLINK FREQUENCY
3740 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 be
received. We will provide schools with a list of host sites by way of
the SFA Bulletin Board, the OPE Home Page (training information),
and the NASFAA Web Page. 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 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) two
weeks following the videoconference to borrow a tape.

We look forward to communicating with you on these important
topics through this videoconference.

Sincerely,




Elizabeth M. Hicks
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Student Financial Assistance


Enclosure


REMOTE (RECEIVING) SITE
RESPONSE FORM


_______My school will receive the October 16 videoconference
"SFAP Update: the 1998-99 FAFSA and More"

If you are able to host people from outside your institution, please
provide the information requested below.

IF HOSTING:

Institution:
_____________________________________________________

Building Name:
_____________________________________________________

Street Address:
_____________________________________________________

Number of guests you can accommodate: ____________________


SITE COORDINATOR OR CONTACT PERSON AT YOUR
SCHOOL:

(This person will receive a site coordinator's package and will
coordinate satellite transmission.)

Name: ________________________________________

Institution: _____________________________________

Address (UPS Address - no P.O. Box):_______________________

City:________________ State:_______ Zip Code______________

Telephone: ______________________FAX #: _________________


PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM BY OCTOBER 8 AND
FAX IT TO:
NASFAA TRAINING PROJECT
(202) 659-4370

Last Modified: 08/31/1997