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(ANN-02-05) October 24, 2002, Federal Student Aid (FSA) Satellite Videoconference

Publication Date: September 3, 2002

DCL ID: ANN-02-05

October 24, 2002, Federal Student Aid (FSA) Satellite Videoconference

Posted on 09-03-2002

September 2002


SUMMARY: October 24, 2002, Federal Student Aid (FSA) Satellite Videoconference

Dear Partner:

FSA University is pleased to announce a new satellite videoconference:

The FSA Application Processing System: What's New for 2003-04

When is the videoconference?

We will present this live program free of charge on October 24, 2002, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

What will the videoconference cover?

You will find out what's new for the 2003-04 processing cycle and be able to direct questions to a panel of experts from the Department of Education's Federal Student Aid office. Topics for the broadcast include:

  • Enhancements to FAA Access to the CPS Online¾become a power user of ED's newest Web application product for schools;
  • Changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • The simplified FAFSA on the Web¾for students who qualify for an Automatic Zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the Simplified Needs Test
  • Improved electronic communications with students
  • The ED PIN
  • Changes and enhancements to the Renewal Application Process, the Student Aid Report (SAR), the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR), and Data Matches
  • EDExpress Update

During the videoconference, we will provide a toll-free number for you to call in with questions, or you can FAX or e-mail questions to our subject-matter experts.

Is my school allowed to record the videoconference for later viewing?

Yes, please feel free to videotape this program, so you may view it at your convenience.

How do I register?

For complete information on the videoconference, use the Internet URL at the bottom of this announcement. This URL is our official site for all upcoming FSA videoconferences. You will find the latest program information, including satellite coordinates and instructions on how to register your school, or how to participate at a host site in your area.

What other viewing options are available?

You may join us online through the technology of web casting. Check our official site for details about this convenient online viewing option.

You may also borrow videotapes by contacting ED Pubs approximately three weeks after the date of the live broadcast:

Phone: 1-877-4-ED-PUBS
ED PUBS Online ordering:

We hope you will join us through the interactive technology of videoconferencing and online web casting for this important update on the 2003-04 Application Processing System.


Anne Teresa, Director
FSA University
Federal Student Assistance

Beginning September 3, you may register for The FSA Application Processing System: 2003-04 Update videoconference. To participate, click on:

The FSA Videoconference registration web site also provides information on videoconferencing, web casting, program materials, videotape orders, and recently archived web casts. If you have any additional questions, or experience difficulties in accessing the site, please call Judy Bobbit at 703-267-3578 after September 3, 2002.

Last Modified: 09/02/2002