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FAO Training: Webinar Wednesday Topics Announced for August & September

July 26, 2012

We hope you can join us for one of our free Webinar Wednesday training sessions for financial aid professionals. They happen every Wednesday at 11am and 2pm (Eastern time). Just click on the link and register; we will take it from there!

Using NSLDS (Aug 1)

This session is designed to provide insight into NSLDS. We will discuss access, security, navigation, reporting, enhancements, how the new loan servicers are reflected and what to expect in the future. We’ll also look at how the FSA Exit Counseling site is linked to NSLDS and what benefits that provides for both the school and the borrower and other new tools implemented at FSA.

Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Time: 11:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session number: 803 239 359

Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session Number: 802 263 686

Eligibility – Citizenship and Selective Service (Aug 8)

New aid officers to seasoned professionals may find this review of Citizenship and Selective Service helpful. In this session, we will review the eligible citizenship statuses as well as procedures to employ if the citizenship or select service match is flagged on an aid applicant ISIR.

Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Time: 11:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session Number: 800 396 950

Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session Number: 808 367 233

Consumer Information & Disclosures (Aug 15)

FSA eligible schools are required by law and regulation to provide certain information about a wide variety of topics to current and prospective students. This session will provide an overview of the consumer information and disclosure requirements, and point out what is “new” and “due”, as well as some resources and tools that schools may use to evaluate their school’s compliance with these rules.

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Time: 11:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session Number: 809 672 511

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session Number: 800 493 146

Nelnet Borrower Tools (Aug 22)

As a Financial aid professional, you may want a better understanding of how Nelnet works with your borrower population. This session details Nelnet’s online “Manage My Account” tool as well as other options designed to make loan repayment and loan repayment questions easy to access and understand.

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Time: 11:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session Number: 802 144 082

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session Number: 804 406 928

Understanding Loan Repayment Plans and Alternative Repayment Strategies (Aug 29)

This session will cover both FFEL and Direct Loan Repayment options. Other repayment strategies such as deferments, forbearance and loan consolidation will also be discussed. The attendee should complete the session with an understanding of the choices available to borrowers, special program opportunities and how recent regulatory changes have impacted the repayment environment.

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Time: 11:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session Number: 807 654 953

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session Number: 805 263 605

Using Social Media (Sept 12)

This session takes a look the communication preferences of today’s college student. It will also delve into Facebook, Twitter and other social media formats with an eye toward how aid offices can use these forums to connect with and counsel students.

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Time: 11:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session Number: 801 364 127

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session Number: 800 249 958

Top Ten Compliance Issues Based On Audit and Program Reviews (Sept 26)

FSA has compiled the top ten issues that result from both audit and program reviews. This session takes a look at these findings and provides examples and measures to ensure they are not an issue on your campus.

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Time: 11:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session Number: 809 190 762

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session Number: 803 903 051

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