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(ANN-07-09) This letter announces Federal Student Aid’s on-line training opportunities on the FSA Assessments, the ISIR Analysis Tool, and the Quality Assurance Program.

Publication Date: May 2007

DCL ID: ANN-07-09

Summary: This letter announces Federal Student Aid's on-line training opportunities on the FSA Assessments, the ISIR Analysis Tool, and the Quality Assurance Program.

Posted on 05-02-2007

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the availability of the 2007- 2008 training series on the redesigned FSA Assessments, the ISIR Analysis Tool and the Quality Assurance Program. The Training Sessions are taped and range from 20 minutes to 1 hour in length. You may view them at your convenience.

2007-08 FSA Assessments Training

If we can find it, so can you! The FSA Assessments can assist Institutional staff in their Ttitle IV compliance initiatives. View the policy and procedure assessment to identify the minimum requirements for policies and procedures in Title IV administration.

Please download the Power Point Training Materials in advance so that you can use them while viewing the recorded session. Instructions for downloading materials are on our website, http://ifap.ed.gov/qahome/training.html. View the recorded session by clicking here. Enter your name and click "View Recording."

What's New With The ISIR Analysis Tool?

The 2007-2008 ISIR Analysis Tool can assist you in analyzing the impact of verification on Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) in records selected by the CPS or records selected for institutional verification.

Please download the Power Point Training Materials in advance so that you can use them while viewing the recorded session. Instructions for downloading materials are on our website, http://ifap.ed.gov/qahome/training.html. View the recorded session by clicking here. Enter your name and click "View Recording."

Creating a Flat ASCII file and Uploading Records

Learn how to create a flat file and then upload those ISIR records into the ISIR Analysis Tool. The upload process is easy. The tool allows you to select and analyze the ISIR records of students that attend your school. The session shows you what you need to know to identify and prepare your flat file.

Please download the Power Point Training Materials in advance so that you can use them while viewing the recorded session. Instructions for downloading materials are on our website, http://ifap.ed.gov/qahome/training.html. View the recorded session by clicking here. Enter your name and click "View Recording."

Getting Started in the Quality Assurance (QA) Program

How does a school apply to be in the QA Program and what are the program requirements? Learn about the Quality Assurance Program and the verification flexibilities QA Schools have.

Please download the Power Point Training Materials in advance so that you can use them while viewing the recorded session. Instructions for downloading materials are on our website, http://ifap.ed.gov/qahome/training.html. View the recorded session by clicking here. Enter your name and click "View Recording."

Contact Information

We look forward to serving schools by providing on-line training opportunities. If you have any questions about the FSA Assessments, the ISIR Analysis Tool, or the QA Program, you can send an email to qualityassurance@ed.gov.

Sincerely,


Claire Roemer
General Manager
School Services and Training Channel
Federal Student Aid

Last Modified: 05/01/2007