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(General) Summary: SFA to the Internet Status Update #17

Publication Date: November 2001

Author: General Manager: SFA School Channel

Summary: SFA to the Internet Status Update #17


Posted on November 9, 2001

TO: All Destination Points

FROM: CPS/WAN Technical Support

RE: SFA to the Internet Status Update #17

SFA is pleased to share the 17th communication on SFA to the Internet migration.

This communication contains:

  • Updated migration status
  • FAQ: Will I be able to restore data transmitted to my TIV WAN mailbox after December 18th?
  • Announcement of the third and final winner for the 2001 EAC drawings!

SAIG Migration Update: Since our last communication, 820 more users have migrated to the Student Aid Internet Gateway, bringing our total SAIG destination points to 1959. If you haven't migrated yet, please do so as soon as possible! Less than 6 weeks remain before the TIV WAN system will be shut down. Destination Points who wait until the last minute run the risk of not being transitioned before the TIVWAN system is shut down.

A special thanks to Cathy Kelley from Southern State Community College for assisting the SFA to the Internet Project Manager, Yolanda Brooks, at the Reno Conference. Cathy's description about the ease of the migration process and her pleasure with the speed and reliability of transmissions via the SAIG motivated the audience to return home and migrate as soon as possible.

FAQ:. Will I be able to restore data transmitted to my TIV WAN mailbox after December 18th?

ANSWER - No. December 18th is the date the TIV WAN system is scheduled for termination. Thus, data archived on that system will no longer be available for restoration. This is why it is imperative that you migrate as soon as possible. Migrating now will allow you 5 weeks to confirm you have all your TIV WAN data.

Winners of the EAC Drawings:

The third and final drawing deadline to be eligible for a free trip to the 2001 Electronic Access Conferences was October 31st. The winner of each drawing receives round trip airfare for one from their regional airport to the conference location, 3 nights lodging at the conference hotel and per diem for 4 days.

The winners are as follows:

  1. Kirtland Community College, Roscommon, MI (Chicago Conference)
  2. Southern State Comm. College, Hillsboro, OH (Reno Conference)
  3. Academy of Beauty Culture, Grand Junction, CO (Baltimore Conference) Congratulations!

How do I find out more about this project?

We will send SFA to the Internet communications weekly during the migration process. Each communication will be titled "SFA to the Internet Status Update". If you miss any of the updates, all information can be found at http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/sfatech/sfafaq.html. We encourage you to bookmark this location.

You can also access this Web site from the School Portal (http://fsa4schools.ed.gov/SCHOOLSWebApp/index.jsp), SFATECH, or IFAP Web sites.

How will I be supported throughout the migration process?

If you have any questions about the migration process, contact CPS/WAN Technical Support at 1-800-330-5947 or via e-mail at CPSWAN@ncs.com. For your convenience, we've added a Migration Option to the Interactive Voice Response Unit (IVR). When prompted, simply press 3 and your call will be routed to our migration experts.

Last Modified: 11/08/2001