Online Training Course – FSA Basic Training for New Staff 2021–22

Publication Date
June 04, 2021
DCL ID
ANN-21-06
Subject
Online Training Course – FSA Basic Training for New Staff 2021–22
Summary
This letter announces the availability of Federal Student Aid’s new online training course for newly hired, entry-level financial aid administrators as well as school officials from outside the financial aid office who want to learn how to administer the federal student aid programs.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the release of the FSA Basic Training for New Staff 2021–22 training course. This asynchronous, online course is designed for newly hired, entry-level financial aid administrators as well as school officials from outside the financial aid office who want to learn how to administer the federal student aid programs. It can also be used as a comprehensive refresher course for more experienced staff. 

By completing the seven modules in this course, you will gain a basic understanding of the parts and pieces of federal student aid administration. You may complete the modules in any order you wish. The course is self-paced and takes 20–30 hours to complete.

Modules include:

  • Federal Student Aid Overview

  • The Student Aid Application Process

  • Packaging Aid/Pell and Loan Concepts

  • Managing the Campus-Based Programs

  • Cash Management

  • Student Departures

  • FAA Resources

Please Note: We also offer FSA Coach Fundamentals, a training course that provides comprehensive instruction on the administration of the federal student aid programs. While these two courses are similar in content, they are designed for unique audiences and are also unique in course design. To ensure that you are enrolling in the course that is right for you, please view the short video titled “Fundamentals vs Basics: Which FSA Training is Right for You?” that is available from the signpost icon in the center of the FSA Training Center homepage.

FSA Basic Training for New Staff 2021–22 is available in the FSA Training Center, located at https://fsatraining.ed.gov.

To access the training, log in to the FSA Training Center with your username and password. After logging in, select “Training Courses” from the main menu bar. From the drop-down menu, choose “FSA Basic Training for New Staff” and then select "Start Here" to launch the course.

Note: If you do not have a username and password for the FSA Training Center, scroll to the bottom of the login page and choose "Create new account." Follow the instructions to create a username and password.

We look forward to your participation in this training opportunity. If you have questions about the FSA Basic Training for New Staff 2021–22 course, please contact us at coursehelp.fsatraining@ed.gov.

Sincerely,

Federal Student Aid