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(ANN-08-08) William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program Overview -- Online, Instructor-Led Training

Publication Date: June 9, 2008

DCL ID: ANN-08-08

Subject: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program Overview -- Online, Instructor-Led Training


Summary: This letter announces Federal Student Aid's (FSA) online, instructor-led training-- Direct Loan Program Overview. This overview is for school financial aid administrators and their staff. The training is intended to provide introductory level information to staff new to Direct Lending, as well as for those who may be interested in learning more about the program


Posted on 06-09-2008


Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce our online, instructor-led training on Direct Loan Program Overview for school financial aid administrators and their staff. This one hour and thirty minute session will be offered on June 16 and July 11, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Central Time.

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

The Direct Loan Program Overview training session is intended to provide introductory level information to staff new to the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, as well as for those who may be interested in learning more about the program. This overview will cover the roles of each participant in the Direct Loan program: schools, students and FSA. The basic steps involved in the Direct Lending process will be covered: loan origination; Master Promissory Note processing, funding and disbursement, monthly reconciliation and year-end closeout. The various options available to schools in each step of the process will be covered. Borrower benefits and the resources and support available to both schools and students will also be discussed.

This training 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 training. To register for the session that best fits your schedule, please click on the following link: http://www.fsaregistration.ed.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x112117625&varPage=agenda

For this 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 you to download the latest version of the software required to use all features of our Distance Education software: Click Here

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 training 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.

Sincerely,

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

Last Modified: 06/08/2008