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(ANN-14-05 ) Subject: FSA COACH - 2013-2014 Update for Foreign Schools

Publication Date: February 28, 2014

DCL ID: ANN-14-05

Subject: FSA COACH - 2013-2014 Update for Foreign Schools

Summary: This letter announces the newly updated FSA COACH for Foreign Schools, an introductory Web-based tutorial on federal student aid administration at schools outside the U.S.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the release of the updated edition of FSA COACH for Foreign Schools. This comprehensive and self-paced online course, written at an introductory level, has been fully updated for the 2013-2014 Award Year.

FSA COACH for Foreign Schools offers 21 lessons (approximately 30 hours of instruction) on federal student aid administration for schools outside the U.S. serving U.S. students who wish to receive William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans. The lessons can be completed individually or as a full course, allowing users to tailor the training to their specific needs. In addition, the lessons feature hyperlinks to other Federal Student Aid information and products, interactive exercises, review questions, and quizzes that help learners assess their mastery of the course material.

The updated FSA COACH for Foreign Schools is available on the Federal Student Aid E-Training Web site, located at http://fsatraining.info.

To access the training, log in to Federal Student Aid E-Training with your username and password. After logging in, point your cursor to "Basic Title IV Training" on the main menu bar. From the drop-down menu that appears, choose "FSA COACH for Foreign Schools" and then select "Enroll Me" to launch the course.

Note: If you do not have a username and password for Federal Student Aid E-Training, click on "Create new account" in the right-hand column on the home page and follow the instructions to create a username and password.

The course may also be accessed from the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site at http://www.ifap.ed.gov/ifap/fsacoach.jsp.

We hope you enjoy the updated FSA COACH for Foreign Schools course, and we welcome your comments or questions. To comment or ask a question, please contact us at fsa.coach@ed.gov.

Sincerely,

Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid

Last Modified: 02/27/2014