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(ANN-12-11) Subject: Live Internet Webinar - Direct Loan Tools

Publication Date: May 30, 2012

DCL ID: ANN-12-11

Subject: Live Internet Webinar - Direct Loan Tools

Summary: This letter announces Federal Student Aid's instructor-led, online training session on Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, a supplemental software product designed to assist schools with William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program reconciliation. This webinar updates one session from the previously-offered Direct Loan Webinar Training Suite.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce instructor-led, online training that will provide information on DL Tools, a software product that assists institutions with reconciling, administering, and managing Direct Loans. We will discuss the features of this multi-year, Windows-based application, including how to use the software to conduct a comparison of the School Account Statement (SAS) to loans and actual disbursements recorded in the school's system, print the SAS in a readable format, and track Cash Receipts (drawdowns) and Refunds of Cash. The session includes information that will be useful to both EDExpress and non-EDExpress software users, and is intended for financial aid and business office staff with Direct Loan reconciliation responsibilities.

Note: This session was offered in 2010 as part of the Direct Loan Webinar Training Suite. The session has now been updated and expanded to provide current information about Direct Loan Tools. As a reminder, we have updated several of the sessions from 2010 and recordings are available (refer to Dear Colleague Letter ANN-11-28). Additional Direct Loan webinars will be offered in the future to provide further updated information.

We will present this information in a one-hour session offered on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 4:00 P.M. (ET) and again on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 1:00 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 allow for as many participants as possible, we strongly encourage groups to view the webinar from a single location if accommodations allow. If viewing as a group, only one person from the group needs to register.

To register for the webinar, 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 Craig Rorie at


Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid

Last Modified: 05/29/2012