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(ANN-07-15) This letter announces Federal Student Aid’s online, instructor-led training sessions on Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculation training. Topics covered include calculating the expected family contribution using all three federal met

Publication Date: June 26, 2007

DCL ID: ANN-07-15

Summary: This letter announces Federal Student Aid’s online, instructor-led training sessions on Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculation training. Topics covered include calculating the expected family contribution using all three federal methodologies, the factors that affect the EFC and using professional judgment. This session will provide case study opportunities to calculate the EFC for a variety of students.

Posted on 06-26-2007

Dear Partner:

We are pleased to announce our first Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculation training series. This instructor-led online training will focus on how to calculate an EFC using the three Federal methodologies. Participants will also learn how changes to the various data elements collected by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) affect the Student's EFC. We will also discuss the use of professional judgment in the calculation of the EFC.

The Expected Family Contribution Calculation training module is aimed at Financial Aid Administrators of all knowledge levels with an interest in the elements that determine a student's eligibility for Federal Financial Aid. We believe that all Financial Aid professionals should understand this process, as it is the fundamental determiner of student aid eligibility.

This one hour and thirty minute session will be offered regularly beginning in August and running through December of 2007. Registration is required for these sessions; please click on the link below to choose the class that best fits your schedule

http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/training/index.html

All classes will be conducted using Federal Student Aid's Distance Education system, which allows you to participate without leaving your desk. You will be provided with a link to the session when you register.

Because this is an on-line session, you will need to have a computer with an Internet connection and a separate phone line to access the audio portion of the training. Please click on the links below to determine if your system meets the requirements to access the session.

This link provides system requirements: Click Here

This link allows schools to perform a browser check to ensure they can use all features of our Distance Education software: Click Here

Participants will be required to download the training materials (training workbook) prior to the session. The download link will be provided in the registration confirmation. Two federal trainers will conduct each training session. During the session, you will be able to interact with the instructors using your computer's keyboard.

Two sessions will be held in August, September, October, November and December of 2007. Please check the registration page

http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/training/index.html

for a list of times and dates.

Sincerely,


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

Last Modified: 06/25/2007