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(ANN-08-09) This letter announces FSA's release of the first of three online, self-paced learning modules on EDExpress Basics for 2008-09.

Publication Date: August 8, 2008


DCL ID: ANN-08-09

Subject: This letter announces FSA’s release of the first of three online, self-paced learning modules on EDExpress Basics for 2008-09.

Summary: This letter announces FSA’s release of the first of three online, self-paced learning modules on EDExpress Basics for 2008-09. The first module covers FAA Access Menus and Navigation, Global Functions, Packaging and using Edconnect to transmit data.

Posted on 08-08-2008

Dear Partner:

We are pleased to announce the first release of EDExpress Basics, the web-based training product that teaches users the basic skills needed to access and navigate the 2008-09 EDExpress and EDConnect software. This module covers Global functions and software set-up, Application Processing using FAA Access to CPS on the web, and Pell and TEACH Grant processing. Additionally this release contains a module for new users of the EDConnect data transmission software. To access this release, go to http://fsa4schools.ed.gov/edexpressbasics

By using the software in a simulated environment, users will gain an understanding of the fundamental EDExpress and EDConnect functions . This training will be a resource for on-the-job training and re-training in the use of EDExpress. This self-paced training is intended for financial aid office staff with day-to-day responsibilities using the EDExpress software.

Two more modules will be released in the coming months. A Direct Loan Processing module is expected to be released in late August and a Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act compliant version of the training will be released in September of 2008. Look for that announcement in the near future.

Sincerely,

William Leith
Acting General Manager,
Application, Operations and Delivery Services
Federal Student Aid

Last Modified: 08/07/2008