Publication Date: March 31, 2008
DCL ID: ANN-08-04
Subject: 2008-09 Online, Instructor-Training Sessions on Improving Direct Loan Processing
Summary: This letter announces Federal Student Aid's 2008-09 online, instructor-led training sessions on Improving Direct Loan Processing. This intermediate level training session will focus on improving processing and resolving issues with Direct Loans using Federal Student Aid's Web sites.
Posted on 03-31-2008
We are pleased to announce our 2008-09 online, instructor-led training on Improving Direct Loan Processing. This one hour and thirty minute session will be offered twice-once each day on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 and Tuesday, April 15, 2008.
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The Improving Direct Loan Processing training session is for participants in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program who are intermediate level users of Federal Student Aid's Web sites. The session will focus on improving processing and resolving issues with Direct Loans using Federal Student Aid's Direct Loan Electronic Master Promissory Note (MPN), Common Origination and Disbursement (COD), and Direct Loan Servicing Online Web sites. In addition, we will provide a brief overview of the Direct Loan (DL) Tools software. The information presented in the session will assist a school in successfully participating in the Direct Loan Program.
The topics that will be covered in the Improving Direct Loan Processing training session are as follows:
Two Federal Student Aid trainers will conduct both sessions using Federal Student Aid's distance education software, which allows you to participate without leaving your desk. Registration is required for these sessions; to register for the session that best fits your schedule, please click on the following link:
For these sessions, 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.
Note: We have recently upgraded our Distance Education System. The new system requires the installation of new browser plug-in software to your system for full functionality. This may take as long as 30 minutes to download and install. You may need to contact your IT department in order to accomplish the upgrade. We will be unable to assist you with the installation in the 30 minutes prior to the training session and ask that you take time now to install the browser plug-ins.
The session materials will be available for download at the beginning of each session.
We look forward to your participation in this online, instructor-led training opportunity.
Claire M. Roemer