Publication Date: March 2, 2001
Author: General Manager: SFA School Channel
Summary: New IFAP Homepage
Posted on March 2, 2001
TO: SFA Community
FROM: SFA Customer Service Call Center
DATE: March 2, 2001
Subject: New IFAP Homepage
The SFA Schools Channel Customer Service Call Center is pleased to announce an upcoming new look for the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website. IFAP will be changing over to the new appearance during the week of March 5-9, 2001. Although it will have a new and even more streamlined appearance with new colors and a few other new additions, the great helpful features will stay the same.
The new IFAP page will still be your library for all of the SFA publications dating back to 1995. But, the publications will appear in a different order. Publications from the last three award years will be posted under the Current Publications by Title area. Older award years, dating back to 1995, will be located under the Archived Publications by Title area.
The Publications by Topic link will take you to a Program and Topic list and allow you to receive a listing of all of the publications you are looking for on a particular subject. For example, you may want information about the allocation of funds under Campus-Based programs. If you click on that program and topic, you will receive a list/link of publications by type, such as the SFA Handbooks, and by the date or award year.
Along with the Publications by Topic area, the IFAP page will still have a Search Tool allowing you to search across the whole website. The Search Tool has a much stronger search engine than before, allowing you to receive quicker and more accurate results.
As in the past, for a listing of the latest postings to IFAP, you may click on the What's New link located at the top of the homepage.
You will still be able to see the a listing of the "hot" issues in SFA under the SFA News section, but the area will no longer scroll. The items placed in the SFA News area will be linked to the related publication.
The listing of the Most Frequently Visited Publications giving direct links to items such as Action Letters, Dear Partner Letters, and Electronic Announcements, etc., will remain the same except for the addition of the Regulations Compilations to the area.
The Member Services area will also remain the same. If you are already a registered IFAP user, there is no need to re-register. Just log on as usual. The Related Links to other websites, has also remained the same.
We believe that you will find the new IFAP website easier to use and pleasing to the eye. As always, we welcome your valuable feedback. Whether you want to comment on the changes or you have a question, please use the Customer Feedback link located at the top of the page to send an email to the SFA Customer Service Call Center staff or you may call 1-800-433-7327 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern standard time.