Publication Date: January 11, 2010
Subject: Live Internet Webinars - Direct Loan Webinar Training Suite
Summary: This letter announces a suite of Federal Student Aid instructor-led, online training sessions on Direct Loans. We first offered this webinar training suite in the fall of 2009. We will once again offer the entire webinar suite during five different weeks, starting in January 2010 and continuing through February 2010.
We are pleased to announce a suite of instructor-led, online training sessions on the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. The webinar training suite consists of six different 90-minute sessions related to key aspects of Direct Loan processing. We first offered this webinar suite in the fall of 2009. We will once again offer the entire webinar suite during five different weeks, starting in January 2010 and continuing through February 2010, to provide ample opportunity for those interested in attending. There is no cost to attend this training series.
The Direct Loan webinar training suite consists of the following sessions:
Direct Loan Processing in COD for New Participants
Direct Loan Programmatic Primer
Direct Loan Systems Primer
Direct Loan Reconciliation
Direct Loan Tools
Direct Loan Reports
Target Audience and Topic Information for All Webinars
We provide target audience and topic information for each of the six 90-minute webinar training suite sessions in the attachment to this letter titled "Direct Loan Webinar Training Suite Session Descriptions."
Schedule and Registration Information for All Webinars
Advance registration is required for each Direct Loan webinar training suite session and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To view schedule information and register, click on this link:
We also provide schedule and registration information in the attachment to this letter titled "Direct Loan Webinar Training Suite Session Schedule and Registration Information." The schedule information is organized by training week and is presented in date/time order.
The training weeks are as follows:
Week 1 - January 26-28, 2010
Week 2 - February 2-4, 2010
Week 3 - February 9-11, 2010
Week 4 - February 16-18, 2010
Week 5 - February 23-25, 2010
General Information for All Webinars
In the attachment to this letter titled "Direct Loan Webinar Training Suite Session Schedule and Registration Information," the start time for each session is shown as Eastern Time. 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:
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. Trainees may sign in and access the training materials one hour prior to the start of each webinar. During the webinar, trainees will be able to ask questions electronically using their computers.
We look forward to your participation in these instructor-led, online training opportunities. If you have questions about these training opportunities, please contact Craig Rorie at email@example.com or Robert Vallas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid