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(ANN-00-08) (ANN-00-08) This letter describes a new training series on the 2000-2001 EDExpress Packaging for Windows software. Workshop schedules and registration information are included.

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DCLID: ANN-00-8
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Summary: This letter describes a new training series on the 2000-2001 EDExpress Packaging for Windows software. Workshop schedules and registration information are included.


March 2000

ANN-00-08

SUMMARY: This letter describes a new training series on the 2000-2001 EDExpress Packaging for Windows software. Workshop schedules and registration information are included.

Dear Partner:

We are pleased to announce a series of workshops on the 2000-2001 EDExpress Packaging software. 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.

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.

This training is intended for financial aid personnel who have day-to-day responsibility for electronic aid packaging. ED staff and selected school trainers who are experienced in using this software will conduct the EDExpress training. The Packaging Module is integrated with other EDExpress functions such as Application Processing and Direct Loans, but can be used as a stand-alone product. The Packaging software training is a two-day workshop that will include:

Computer based training using a live data base to simulate the packaging of awards
Document Tracking
Packaging system setup, award methodology, creating award letters
Budgets
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) values
Academic year profile

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.

Sincerely,

Anne Teresa
Acting Director, SFA University

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