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(ANN-00-06) (ANN-00-06) This letter describes the series of "Direct Loan Accounting Training: The Road to Reconciliation"

DCLPublicationDate: 3/1/2000
Summary: This letter describes the series of "Direct Loan Accounting Training: The Road to Reconciliation"

March 2000


SUMMARY: This letter describes the series of “Direct Loan Accounting Training:
The Road to Reconciliation”

Dear Partner:

We are pleased to announce a series of training workshops for Direct Loan Accounting. These workshops are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Student Financial Assistance Programs, SFA University.

This highly interactive training course will last a full day. Participants will learn conceptual and practical skills necessary to meet the U.S. Department of Education's Direction Loan reconciliation requirements. Participants will learn how to calculate Direct Loan cash balances and reconcile across business office, financial aid, and Loan Origination Center systems.

Participants will learn Direct Loan accounting principles through a reconciliation simulation, exercises and discussions. As a course prerequisite we strongly recommend that you have prior Direct Loan experience or have attended a Department of Education Direct Loan training course. This training is not specific to your Direct Loan software or origination level.

When and where is the training?

The workshops will be offered during the months of May through August 2000, in the U.S. Department of Education's Regional Training Facilities. View registration site for dates and locations of workshops.

Who should attend the training?

The training is offered to business and financial aid staff who are responsible for managing cash and booking disbursements in the Direct Loan program.

How do I register for a workshop?

Each workshop is limited in space, so registration is required. Registration is on a first-come first served basis, and due to the limited space, participation is limited to forty participants per workshop. Participants should register for the desired training session by selecting the link (Register Now) given at the end of this announcement. Registration will be confirmed by e-mail. In the event of a workshop cancellation, participants will be notified by e-mail or telephone. If you need help in the registration process, please call (202) 205-2667 or e-mail SFA for assistance.

The training is free of charge, however trainees must arrange and pay for their transportation, meals and lodging. If you need directions for workshop locations, select the appropriate icon for maps and directions on the registration site.

On behalf of the Student Financial Assistance Programs, SFA University, we look forward to your participation in this training series.


Anne H. Teresa
Acting Director, SFA University


Last Modified: 03/23/2000