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(ANN-10-10) Subject: Live Internet Town Hall Meeting - Year-Round Pell Grant Q & A

Publication Date: March 25, 2010

DCL ID: ANN-10-10

Subject: Live Internet Town Hall Meeting - Year-Round Pell Grant Q & A

Summary: This letter announces Federal Student Aid’s live Internet town hall meeting on implementation of the year-round Pell Grant provision.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce a town hall meeting on implementation of the year-round Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) provision. This will be a live Internet broadcast during which we will present answers to common questions we have received and discuss issues raised by the community about implementation of the year-round Pell Grant provision.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (the HEOA), Pub. L. 110-315, enacted on August 14, 2008, authorizes schools to disburse up to two Pell Grants in a single award year, beginning with the 2009-2010 Award Year, for Pell-eligible students. Final regulations related to this change to the Pell Grant Program were published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2009.

Federal Student Aid staff will present this information in one 90-minute town hall meeting, with one version of the meeting designed for term-based schools and the other version designed for clock-hour/non-term schools. The town hall meeting is intended for all schools that participate in the Pell Grant Program.

The town hall meeting “Year-Round Pell Grant Q & A for Term-Based Schools” will be offered on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. (ET) and again on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 1:30 P.M. (ET).

The town hall meeting “Year-Round Pell Grant Q & A for Clock-Hour/Non-Term Schools” will be offered on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 1:30 P.M. (ET).

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

http://www.time.gov/

Advance registration is required for this meeting and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register for “Year-Round Pell Grant Q & A for Term-Based Schools” on April 13, 2010, click on this link:

http://www.fsaregistration.ed.gov/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x4629936a08

To register for “Year-Round Pell Grant Q & A for Term-Based Schools” on April 16, 2010, click on this link:

http://www.fsaregistration.ed.gov/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x4630314a23

To register for “Year-Round Pell Grant Q & A for Clock-Hour/Non-Term Schools” on April 9, 2010, click on this link:

http://www.fsaregistration.ed.gov/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x4629554aef

Once registered, we will send an e-mail confirmation to the participant. The participant 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 participant cancel his or her registration so that individuals who wish to attend may do so.

PowerPoint slides will be available for each participant to download after he or she signs in to the meeting. These slides will list the questions that we will answer during the meeting.

We look forward to your participation in this meeting. If you have questions about this training opportunity, please contact Jamie Malone at jamie.malone@ed.gov.

Sincerely,

Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid

Last Modified: 03/24/2010