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Latest from FSA: Fundamentals of FSA Administration Training Workshops

June 5, 2017

FSA recently announced details for its upcoming Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid Administration training workshops. Each instructor-led, in-person workshop will last 4 1/2 days and will be conducted at on of the Department of Education’s regional training facilities.

As noted in the announcement, all participants wishing to attend one of these workshops “must first successfully complete an online course titled Introduction to Federal Student Aid. The online course may take up to 20 hours to complete, so please plan accordingly.”

The online course and the in-person workshop will address the following topics:

  • What are the Title IV federal student aid programs?
  • How does a school obtain and maintain institutional eligibility?
  • What must a school do to request and receive funds from the Department of Education?
  • What policies and procedures does a school need to have in place?
  • How does a school process aid for its students by determining eligibility, calculating financial need, packaging aid, adjusting aid, and recalculating aid?
  • What are the requirements for disbursing aid to students?
  • What must a school do in regard to exit interviews and calculating a return of Title IV aid (R2T4)?
  • What are the reporting requirements for a school?

Workshop hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Owners/Presidents/CEOs will have additional, early classes Tuesday through Thursday that begin at 8 a.m. The workshop schedule follows.

July 17–21, 2017 Boston, MA
August 21–25, 2017 Atlanta, GA
September 11–15, 2017 Chicago, IL
September 25–29, 2017 New York, NY
October 30–November 3, 2017 Dallas, TX
(for clock-hour schools only)
November 13–17, 2017 Philadelphia, PA
January 22–26, 2018 San Francisco, CA
February 26–March 2, 2018 Chicago, IL
March 19–23, 2018 Kansas City, MO
April 9–13, 2018 New York, NY
May 7–11, 2018 Washington, DC
June 18–22, 2018 Denver, CO


For more details on these workshops, including mandatory attendees and registration information, see FSA’s original announcement.

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