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Presentations from 2017 FSA Training Conference Now Available

December 7, 2017

Nelnet team members recently returned from the 2017 FSA Training Conference. The event featured a wealth of great information and we hope you had a chance to attend.

FSA recently published PowerPoint (PPT) slides of many of the conference presentations on the FSA Training Conference website, covering topics from new Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) reporting to deterring federal financial aid fraud. See below for a full list of PPTs available for download.


General Sessions

GS2. Federal Update

GS3. Verification (2017-18 and 2018-19) and Identification and Resolution of 2017-18 Conflicting Information

GS5. FAFSA and CPS – Now and What’s Next


Breakout Sessions

  1. Welcome to Your First FSA Training Conference
  2. New COD Reporting
  3. eCB is Moving to COD
  4. Pell LEU & SULA Adjustments for Transfer Students Coming from Closed Schools
  5. SULA Misunderstandings & Misreporting
  6. Assuring Quality: Satisfying the Direct Loan Requirements 34 CFR 685.300(b)(9)
  7. Professional Judgment: Did You Know?
  8. Administering Disbursements
  9. Administering Adds, Drops, and Withdrawals
  10. Basics of Determining Academic Calendars (Standard, Non-Standard, and Non-Term)
  11. Title IV Reconciliation Tools & Tips
  12. Administering Title IV Aid for Transfer Students
  13. National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Update
  14. Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System Update
  15. Regulatory Relief Listening Session
  16. Third-Party Servicers and Your Campus
  17. Cash Management Regulations Overview
  18. Modules and Title IV – Advanced Concepts
  19. A Guide to Year-Round Federal Pell Grants
  20. Top 10 Important Facts You Should Know About the Federal Perkins Loan Program
  21. Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) Plans & Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  22. Return of Title IV (R2T4) Funds: Basic Principles
  23. Return of Title IV (R2T4) Funds: Advanced Concepts
  24. Open Forum
  25. Program Review Essentials and the Top 10 Compliance Findings
  26. Maintaining Your Institutional Eligibility
  27.  How to Detect and Deter Federal Financial Aid Fraud
  28. Complying with the Clery Act and Related Laws
  29. What FAAs need to know about Cybersecurity Initiatives, Data Protection, Identity Theft, and Cyber Security Risk Management
  30. Financial Aid Boot Camp for New Financial Aid Directors
  31. Findings in Financial Literacy
  32. The Future of FAFSA
  33. Federal Student Aid Feedback System and Annual Report – What FSA Learned from Student Aid Recipients
  34. Using Financial Aid Information for Program Evaluation and Research
  35. OIG Proprietary School Audit Guide
  36. Postsecondary Institution Data-Security Overview and Requirements


Hands-On Sessions

HO1. Hands-On NSLDS




Birds of a Feather Networking Sessions

BOF1. Bursars and Business Officers

BOF2. Experimental Sites Initiative – Loan Counseling

BOF3. Experimental Sites Initiative – Dual Enrollment

BOF4. Experimental Sites Initiative – Second Chance Pell

BOF5. Experimental Sites Initiative – Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), Competency-Based Education (CBE), and Limited Direct Assessment (LDA)

BOF6. Minority-Serving Institutions: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs)

BOF7. Minority-Serving Institutions: Tribal Colleges and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNHs)

BOF8. Minority-Serving Institutions: Hispanic-Serving (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)

BOF9. Community Colleges

BOF10. Graduate and Professional Schools

BOF11. For-Profit Institutions


Foreign Schools Sessions

FS1. Orientation to the FSA Training Conference

FS2. COD Hands-On

FS3. NSLDS Hands-On

FS4. Postsecondary Institution Data-Security Overview and Requirements

FS5. Title IV Reconciliations

FS6. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Return of Title IV (R2T4) Funds

FS7. The Top Compliance Audit Findings and How to Avoid Repeat Findings

FS8. Student Eligibility Requirements

FS9. Foreign Schools: Update and Q&A


To find out more about these sessions and peruse these presentations, check out FSA’s Training Conference website. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for details on the 2018 conference.

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