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(ANN-01-04) (ANN-01-04) 2001 Software Developers Conference August 9 10, 2001 in Arlington, Virginia

Publication Date: July 2001

DCL ID: ANN-01-04

Summary: 2001 Software Developers Conference August 9 - 10, 2001 in Arlington, Virginia

July 2001


Dear Partner:

We invite you to attend the 2001 Software Developers Conference August 9 -10, 2001 in Arlington, Virginia. This letter describes the conference and tells you how to register.

Why you should attend the conference

This conference will give you the latest information available about changes and updates to our Student Financial Assistance Delivery Systems. This information will help to develop your systems. You will also have an opportunity to give us your thoughts about future directions we should explore. This conference is free-there is no registration fee.

What the conference will cover

We have developed an ambitious agenda that will update you on all of our system enhancements for the 2002-2003 academic year, including-

  • COD - Overview of the Process
  • COD Common Record & XML
  • COD Technical Reference Review
  • COD Customer Service
  • CPS/Application Update and ISIR Layout
  • Title IV WAN to the Internet
  • Direct Loan Technical Specification Update
  • Direct Loan Tools
  • Quality Assurance Tools
  • IFAP
  • RFMS Update
  • NSLDS Update

Where we will hold the conference

We will begin at 8:30 a.m. on August 9 and end at 3:30 p.m. on August 10. We will hold the conference at:

Arlington Hilton & Towers
950 N. Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203
Sleeping Room Rate: $129 + 9.75% tax (Single)
$139 + 9.75% tax (Double)
(A deposit equal to one night's lodging is required.
Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to arrival to receive a full refund.)

Name of Room Block: Software Developers Conference
Reservation Cutoff Date: July 9, 2001
For reservations: (703) 528-6000

The hotel is conveniently located in northern Virginia near Route 66. Please call the hotel for driving directions from your departure point.

How to register for the conference

Conference information and registration is currently available through a link on the IFAP Web Page ( To get to the conference information from the IFAP web site, click on the "SFA Conference Registration" link on the right-hand side of the IFAP home page. Once on the SFA Conference Dates and Registration Information Page, scroll down to select the "2001 Software Developers Conference". Or complete the enclosed registration form and fax it as soon as possible. If you have questions regarding the registration process, please call Lynn Mikelatis of WALCOFF Technologies at (703) 218-1422 or email:

The conference registration deadline is August 1, 2001. The sleeping room reservation cut off date is July 9, 2001. Please make your sleeping room reservations early. Even though we have cutoff dates, it is possible that the sleeping rooms could sell out before these dates.

If you have any questions

If you have questions regarding session content and/or the agenda, please contact CPS/WAN Technical Support at (800) 330-5947.

We hope you will join usÂ….


Steve Hawald
Chief Information Officer
Student Financial Assistance Programs

Last Modified: 07/10/2001