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(ANN-16-01) Subject: FSA Coach - 2015-2016 Intermediate Training Course

Publication Date: January 21, 2016

DCL ID: ANN-16-01

Subject: FSA Coach - 2015-2016 Intermediate Training Course

Summary: This letter announces the availability of a new module for FSA Coach for 2015-2016. The new Intermediate Training course provides a self-paced, interactive training opportunity for more experienced financial aid administrators, and includes a closer look at packaging awards, Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4), Direct Subsidized Loan interest benefits, monitoring Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU), and resolving Unusual Enrollment History flags.

Dear Colleague:

As we described in Dear Colleague Letter ANN-15-14, FSA Coach has been redesigned to provide a suite of interactive courses to train both new and experienced financial aid administrators in the essential knowledge and skills needed to successfully administer the federal student aid programs. To complement the Basic Training courses already available, we are now pleased to announce the release of a new module for FSA Coach for 2015-2016: the Intermediate Training course.

The Intermediate Training course offers training in these specific areas of interest to more experienced financial aid administrators:

  • Beyond the Basics of Packaging: Awarding for Summer Sessions and Modules

  • Beyond the Basics of R2T4, Including R2T4 for Modules

  • Limits to Direct Subsidized Loan Interest Benefits

  • Monitoring for Pell Grant LEU and Resolving Unusual Enrollment History Flags

All FSA Coach 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 FSA Coach Intermediate Training course is available on the Federal Student Aid E-Training Web site, located at

To access the training, log in to Federal Student Aid E-Training with your username and password. After logging in, point your cursor to "FSA Coach" on the main menu bar. From the FSA Coach Suite page that appears, choose "Intermediate Training" 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, select "Create new account" from the home page and follow the instructions to create a username and password.

The training may also be accessed from the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site at

We hope you enjoy the FSA Coach Intermediate Training course. We welcome your questions or comments in the E-Training Help Center, accessible from the Federal Student Aid E-Training home page.


John Brooks
Acting Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid

Last Modified: 01/20/2016