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(ANN-11-16) Subject: EDExpress Online Training - Release of Direct Loan Tools Online Training Module

Publication Date: August 1, 2011

DCL ID: ANN-11-16

Subject: EDExpress Online Training - Release of Direct Loan Tools Online Training Module

Summary: This letter announces Federal Student Aid's release of the Direct Loan Tools Online Training module. This Web-based training provides information about using the DL Tools software for cash management, reconciliation, and software rebuilds.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce our release of Direct Loan Tools Online Training, a Web-based training product that teaches users the basic skills needed to access and navigate the Direct Loan (DL) Tools software. This self-paced training consists of six lessons and is intended for financial aid and business office staff who use the DL Tools software for cash management, reconciliation, and software rebuilds. By using the software in a simulated environment, users will gain an understanding of the fundamental functions of the DL Tools software, including system setup, printing the School Account Statement (SAS) in a readable format, using the SAS to compare against internal cash and disbursement records, and how to use the Rebuild function.

The module is available on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site at http://ifap.ed.gov/edexpress/1112index.html. We look forward to your use of Direct Loan Tools Online Training. If you have questions about this Web-based training product, please contact Bruce Honer at bruce.honer@ed.gov or Mark Gerhard at mark.gerhard@ed.gov.

Sincerely,

Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid

Last Modified: 07/31/2011