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(ANN-08-03) TEACH Grant Implementation and Processing Webinar

Publication Date: March 2008

DCL ID: ANN-08-03

Subject: TEACH Grant Implementation and Processing Webinar

Summary: This letter announces Federal Student Aid's first TEACH Grant Implementation and Processing Webinar for school financial aid administrators and their staff. This webinar will provide an opportunity to learn more about the operational implementation of the TEACH Grant Program and to prepare for that implementation.

Note: This letter was updated on March 28, 2008 to clarify the topics we will cover in the webinar. This webinar will focus exclusively on our operational implementation of the TEACH Grant Program. More specifically, we will provide processing and implementation schedule information.

Posted on 03-20-2008

Updated on 03-28-2008

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce our first TEACH Grant Implementation and Processing Webinar for school financial aid administrators and their staff. This one hour and thirty minute webinar will be offered on Thursday, April 10, 2008 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern Time.

Note: There may be a difference between your local time and Eastern Time. Please click on the link http://www.time.gov/ to determine your local time and its Eastern Time zone equivalent.

As explained in Dear Colleague Letter GEN-08-01 posted on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (the CCRAA), Pub. L. 110-84, created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program. This program is effective beginning with the 2008-2009 Award Year and provides up to $4,000 a year in grant assistance to students who plan on becoming a teacher and meet certain specified requirements. If a student who receives a TEACH Grant does not complete the required teaching, the grant must be repaid as a Direct Unsubsidized Loan under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.

We have posted initial communications about the operational implementation of the TEACH Grant Program on the IFAP Web site. As we work over the next several months to fully implement functionality for processing TEACH Grant awards, we will post additional communications about the necessary updates to our systems, software, and technical documentation. In addition to our posted communications, we are presenting this webinar as another opportunity for school financial aid administrators and their staff to learn more about the operational implementation of the TEACH Grant Program and to prepare for that implementation.

This webinar will be conducted using Federal Student Aid's distance education software, which allows you to participate without leaving your desk. Registration is required for this webinar; to register, please click on the following link:

http://www.fsaregistration.ed.gov/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x4506818189

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

This link provides system requirements: Click Here

This link allows you to download the latest version of the software required to use all features of our Distance Education software: Click Here

We look forward to your participation in this webinar.

Sincerely,

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

Last Modified: 03/19/2008