|DCLPublicationDate: 3/1/2000 |
Summary: This letter describes a new training series on the 2000-2001 EDExpress Pell/RFMS for Windows software. Workshop schedules and registration information are included.
SUMMARY: This letter describes a new training series on the 2000-2001 EDExpress Pell/RFMS for Windows software. Workshop schedules and registration information are included.
We are pleased to announce a series of workshops on the 2000-2001 EDExpress Pell software for windows. These workshops are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Student Financial Assistance Programs, SFA University and will be offered during the months of May through September 2000 in the U.S. Department of Education's Regional Training Facilities and selected off-site locations. The primary goal of this instruction is to teach the Pell module and to give an overview of the related processes of the Recipient Financial Management System (RFMS). This module provides information on the process for sending and receiving Pell Grant data to and from the U.S. Department of Education's RFMS processor. This course will not specifically address policy and regulatory changes.
EDExpress is an ED-developed software that enables schools to process Title IV data electronically using the Department's Electronic Data Exchange (EDE). These training sessions will provide instruction on the new 2000-2001software with hands-on exercises using a simulated database on live software.
The training is intended for any school that participates in the Federal Pell Grant program. We anticipate that the audience will be diverse in terms of the type of campus administrator, the level of responsibility and the type of technology solution used at the campus. While the financial aid administrators are involved in the day to day activities of manipulating electronic Pell data, business officers and technical staff from the schools' data processing office will also attend. The Pell/RFMS training will include the following:
RFMS Overview; What is RFMS; RFMS Data Process Flow and Implementation Planning
Because this is a "hands-on" computer training, the size of each class is limited, and registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and due to the limited space, participation is limited to forty people per workshop. Trainees should register for the desired training session by selecting the icon below. Registration will be confirmed by e-mail. In the event of a workshop cancellation, each trainee will be notified by telephone or e-mail. If you need help in the registration process, please call (202) 205-2667 or e-mail SFA Internet_Registration@ed.gov for assistance.
This training is free of charge; however participants must arrange and pay for their own transportation, meals and lodging. If you have questions about the site location, please call the telephone number listed for the region for which you will be attending. The regional telephone numbers are listed on the workshop schedule.
On behalf of the Student Financial Assistance Programs and SFA University, we look forward to your participation in this training series.
Acting Director, SFA University