Summary: This letter announces a series of one-day federal student aid workshops for High School Counselors and TRIO counselors. The workshops will be presented from October 1999 through January 2000. This letter also contains a list of workshop locations and dates, and provides registration procedures.
SUMMARY: This letter announces a series of one-day federal student aid workshops for High School Counselors and TRIO counselors. The workshops will be presented from October 1999 through January 2000. This letter also contains a list of workshop locations and dates, and provides registration procedures.
Dear High School Counselor and TRIO Counselor:
The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce training for high school counselors and TRIO counselors who advise students and parents on student financial assistance for postsecondary education. From October through January, we will offer forty one-day workshops nation-wide (see the enclosed schedule).
A Department of Education trainer and a local college financial aid administrator will present the training, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. There is no charge for the workshop or participant materials, but you will need to make your own arrangements for lodging, transportation, and meals. You do not need to bring anything to the training site.
2000-2001 High School Counselor Training Agenda
Session 1 - Introduction to Student Financial Assistance Programs and General Student Eligibility Criteria.
Session 2 - Completing the 2000-2001 Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA), with questions and answers.
Session 3 Hands-on overview of applying electronically through FAFSA on the Web
Session 4 - Getting the Results
Session 5 - What the College Does
Session 6 Where to Find Information
Other topics include a review of the federal financial aid delivery system and how an expected family contribution (EFC) is calculated.
You may register one of two ways:
1. Complete the attached registration form and FAX it to (703) 284-5629
2. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org> with your name, phone number, email address, fax number and the workshop date and workshop location.
If you need to cancel a workshop please send an email with your name, phone number, workshop date and workshop location. If you have no email, please FAX this information to (703) 284-5629.
You will receive a fax or email confirming your registration, including directions to the workshop site and parking instructions. This is the only confirmation you will receive. Please do not make any travel plans to attend until you are confirmed. If the workshop you select is not available, then you will be asked to select another workshop. If you have questions about the content of the workshops, or if you require special assistance, please call the Training Branch at 202-205-2667.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, I want to express our thanks and appreciation for your continued support of our training efforts. We look forward to your participation in the upcoming high school counselor and TRIO programs
William J. Ryan
Training and Program Information Division
Student Financial Assistance Programs