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(ANN-00-09) This letter describes a new training series on the 2000-2001 EDExpress Direct Loan Program. Workshop schedules and registration information are included.

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Summary: This letter describes a new training series on the 2000-2001 EDExpress Direct Loan Program. Workshop schedules and registration information are included.


March 2000

ANN-00-09

SUMMARY: This letter describes a new training series on the 2000-2001 EDExpress Direct Loan Program. Workshop schedules and registration information are included.

Dear Partner:

We are pleased to announce a series of workshops for the 2000-2001 EDExpress Direct Loan Program. 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.

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 workshop will cover all aspects of the Direct Loan program with an emphasis on using the EDExpress software. Schools using Mainframe or custom computer systems are welcome to attend, but should be aware that hands-on exercises are EDExpress based. While the workshop will include some basic information about the Direct Loan process, it is assumed that attendees have a familiarity with the EDExpress software. Staff attending the workshop who are unfamiliar with the Direct Loan program are urged to review the Direct Loan School Guide (September 1999). Schools sending new staff should ensure that those attending have a basic understanding of the Title IV programs, policies, and procedures. The Direct Loan workshops are scheduled for two-days of training and will include:

Loan Origination
the new Master Promissory Note
Disbursement processing
Cash management and Direct Loan Reconciliation
New policies and procedures applying to Direct Loans

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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