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(GEN-99-19) (GEN-99-19) This letter announces a conference for Third Party Services and Software Providers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education August 26-27 in Arlington, Virginia.

DCLPublicationDate: 6/1/99
DCLID: GEN-99-19
AwardYear: 2000-2001
Summary: This letter announces a conference for Third Party Services and Software Providers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education August 26-27 in Arlington, Virginia.


Action Letter #2
June 1999

GEN-99-19


SUMMARY: This letter announces a conference for Third Party Servicers and Software Providers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education August 26 – 27 in Arlington, Virginia.

Dear Partner:

We invite you to attend a conference for Third Party Servicers and Software Providers on August 26 and 27 in Arlington, Virginia. This letter describes the conference and tells you how to register.

Why you should attend the conference

The conference will give you the latest information available about changes and updates to our systems. You need this information to develop your systems. You will also have an opportunity to give us your thoughts about future directions we should explore. This conference is free—there is no registration fee.

What the conference will cover

We have developed an ambitious agenda that will update you on our modernization blueprint and all of our system enhancements for the 2000-2001 academic year, including—

* CPS and Title IV WAN,
* Direct Loan Origination,
* National Student Loan Data System, and
* Direct Loan Servicing and Central Database.

We also plan to brief you on—

* EDE and Direct Loan Technical Specification Changes and Updates,
* SFA (Student Financial Assistance) Tech Support,
* SAM (Student Account Manager),
* Campus-based FISAP,
* GAPS (Grant Administration and Payment System),
* The new Student Aid Internet Gateway,
* An overview of the Pell Grant program and changes to the RFMS, and
* System testing issues associated with Year 2000 compliance.


Finally, we plan to engage you in a strategy session covering—

* Building Stronger Relationships/Partnering for Mutual Benefit and
* Future initiatives and strategies.

Where we will hold the conference

We will begin at 8:30 a.m. on August 26 and end at 4:30 p.m. on August 27. We will hold the conference at:

Arlington Hilton & Towers
950 N. Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203
Sleeping Room Rate: $125 + 9.5% tax (A deposit equal to one night’s lodging is required. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to arrival to receive a full refund.)
Name of Room Block: Third Party Servicers
Reservation Cutoff Date: July 25, 1999
For reservations: (703) 528-6000

The hotel is conveniently located in northern Virginia near Route 66. Please call the hotel for driving directions from your departure point.

How to register for the conference

Please complete the enclosed registration form and fax it back as soon as possible. If you have questions regarding the registration process, please call Adrian Martinez of Walcoff & Associates at (703) 218-1442 or email: amartine@walcoff.com.

If you have any questions

Additional information on this conference can be found on the World Wide Web at:
http://edeworkshop.walcoff.com . If you have questions regarding session content and/or the agenda, please contact Title IV WAN Customer Service at (800) 615-1189.

We hope you will join us….


Sincerely,



Greg Woods
Chief Operating Officer
Student Financial Assistance Programs

Enclosure


[[This file contains the Third-Party Services and Software Providers Conference "Registration Form" in Portable Document Format (PDF). It can be viewed with version 3.0 or greater of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.]]

Last Modified: 06/20/1999