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(ANN-09-01) Subject: Live Internet Webinar Series on Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

Publication Date: February 5, 2009

DCL ID: ANN-09-01

Subject: Live Internet Webinar Series on Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

Summary: This letter announces Federal Student Aid’s instructor-led, online training sessions on the HEOA.

Note: We updated this Dear Colleague Letter on February 11, 2009 by adding contact information to the last paragraph of the letter.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce instructor-led, online training that will focus on selected provisions of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (the HEOA), Pub L. 110-315. The HEOA was enacted on August 14, 2008 and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA). We will present this training in two parts.

Part I will cover changes to:

  • Title IV Grant Programs

  • Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program

  • Need Analysis

  • General Provisions

Part II will cover changes to:

  • Title I of the HEA

  • Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program

  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program

  • Federal Perkins Loan Program

We will present each part in a 90-minute session and will offer the session on three different days to provide ample opportunity for those interested in attending. The schedule is as follows:

Part I – Grants, FWS, Need Analysis, and General Provisions

Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 10:30 A.M. (ET)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 1:30 P.M. (ET)

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 3:30 P.M. (ET)

Part II – Title I of the HEA and Title IV Loan Programs

Thursday, February 19, 2009, 1:30 P.M. (ET)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 10:30 A.M. (ET)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 3:30 P.M. (ET)

Note: There may be a difference between a trainee’s local time and Eastern Time. To determine local time and its Eastern Time zone equivalent, click on this link:

Advance registration is required for this training and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, click on this link:

Once registered, we will send an e-mail confirmation to the trainee. The trainee should retain this confirmation, as it contains important information, including linking and log in information for the Web site, system test links, and cancellation information. If unable to attend, we request that the trainee cancel his or her registration so that individuals who wish to attend may do so.

PowerPoint slides will be available for each trainee to download after he or she signs in to the webinar. During the webinar, trainees will be able to ask questions electronically using their computers.

We look forward to your participation in this instructor-led, online training opportunity. If you have questions about this training opportunity, please contact Mark Gerhard at 415/486-5620 or


Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid

Last Modified: 02/04/2009