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					Session 38

  Financial Aid for Professionals
 (FAP) Portal and Beyond – How
   We Communicate With You
        Claire “Micki” Roemer
             David Bartlett
Websites
 • Financial Aid Professional (FAP) Portal (formerly
   known as the Schools Portal)
 • IFAP
 • COD
 • NSLDS




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More Websites
 • Application for Approval to Participate in Federal
   Student Aid Programs
 • Student Aid Internet Gateway
 • FSA Download Site
 • eCampus-Based/FISAP
 • GAPS and E-payments




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Even More Websites
 • FSA Assessments
 • FAA Access Online
 • FSA Publications
 • ED’s PIN Registration Site




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   Financial Aid Professionals (FAP)Portal
   (formerly know as the School’s Portal)
                             www.fsa4schools.ed.gov
• Simple registration
• Can become your
  home page
• Can serve as link to all
  of ED’s functional
  areas
• Can be customized to
  add your own favorite
  sites

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  Financial Aid Professionals - FAP
           www.fsa4schools.ed.gov


Masthead



                                        FSA
                                      Headlines
List of
Links


              FSA Calendar

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Register to Customize the
Financial Aid Professionals Portal




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MY FSA – Registration Menu




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MY FSA – Customization Menu




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Customization Menu for Links




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 Customization Menu for Bookmarks

•Go to “Other
Links” Option at
Homepage
www.ifap.ed.gov/
links/links.htm to
help select your
Bookmarks




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Customization Menu for Changing
Your Password




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 Schools Portal – FSA Contacts

The FSA
Contact List is a
service directory
for the FSA
community.




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 Hurricane Katrina Site
 From Financial Aid Professionals Portal
Redirects
you to
“IFAP”




            www.ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/katrina.html

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 IFAP (Information for Financial Aid
 Professionals)
•Think of this as your
financial aid online
library.
•Can be accessed
through the Financial
Aid Professionals
Portal toolbar.
•IFAP allows you to
register for
subscription services.
www.ifap.ed.gov
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Information for Financial Aid
Professionals - IFAP

  • Online library for Financial Aid Professionals.
  • Most up to date guidance on administering Title
    IV Federal Student Aid Programs.
  • Special Link to the Higher Education
    Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA) Information
    Including ACG and SMART Grant Information
   for Schools, Students, and Financial Partners.
www.ifap.ed.gov
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IFAP Special Guidance
 Special guidance is placed in one area for easy
 retrieval.




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 IFAP – Member Services
• Notification of
  new content
• Member
  Services Profile
• Register
• Different from
  My FSA


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 IFAP – Member Services - Registration
• Select Member
  Services
• Select “Click
  Here” to Register
• Complete the
  IFAP User
  Registration
  form and select
  the “Submit
  Registration”
  Button
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IFAP Subscription Services
 • Weekly summary
 • Frequently generated IFAP additions
 • Additional publications by publication type
 • Additional publications by program / service




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IFAP – Member Services - Subscription
Service
   48 Hour                   Weekly




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FAP Portal and IFAP –
Need Your Feedback
 Be part of the enhancement of the FSA FAP Portal
   and provide us your Feedback.




                               Web Communications
                               E-Mail: ifap@ed.gov



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Please join us in the PC Lab for further discussion,
            questions, or demonstrations.




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COD
  Access the COD website from the Financial Aid
Professionals Portal page under “FAA Access to Student
                        Data”




From the web at: www.cod.ed.gov
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COD
• To use the COD website related to
  student/award/disbursement data, you need to
  have a password.
• Without a password, anyone can access:
   – Daily updates
   – Frequently asked questions about COD
   – Sign on documents


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Electronic Announcement – 9/8/06
 www.ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/attachments/
 0908CODProcUpdateDLPG.pdf




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   NSLDS
• Can be accessed
  from the Financial
  Aid Professionals
  Portal under “FAA
  Access to Student
  Data”
• Requires a personal
  password that
  cannot be shared www.nsldsfap.ed.gov/secure/logon.asp
  with others
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NSLDS (Continued)
 • The site permits schools to:
    – Perform NSLDS Enrollment Monitoring
    – NSLDS Transfer Monitoring
    – Check a student’s prior loan and Pell history.
    – Verify various statuses of a student’s Title IV
      eligibility.




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Application for Approval to Participate in
Federal Student Aid Programs
 • Can be accessed from the Financial Aid
   Professionals Portal under “Participation and
   Funding”
 • Directly at http://www.eligcert.ed.gov/
 • Does require a password
 • This is used as an application for initial
   participation, renewal, reinstatement, and updates
   including address, change of officials, etc.

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Student Aid Internet Gateway
 • Can be accessed from the Financial Aid Professionals
   Portal under “Participation and Funding”
 • Directly at http://www.fsawebenroll.ed.gov/
 • This site permits your school to enroll or update enrollment
   for any of the Department’s electronic processing such as
   Direct Loans, CPS, RFMS, Campus-Based, or NSLDS
   activities.
 • Registration can be completed online or hard copy printed
   and mailed.


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FSA Download Site
 • Access from the Financial Aid Professionals
   Portal, under “Resources and Training; Software
   and Manuals”
 • Directly at www.fsadownload.ed.gov
 • This is your resource for all ED developed
   software i.e. EDExpress, SSCR, QA Tools, DL
   Tools, etc. along with tech references, install
   guides, and user guides.
 • Does not require a password.
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 FISAP
• Financial Aid
  Professionals Portal
  under “Other Links”.
  Select the letter F” and
  scroll down to FISAP.
• Site permits you to submit
  FISAP information,
  access Campus-Based
  information data and
  review reports.
• You use your ED Pin to
  complete the FISAP.    www.cbfisap.ed.gov
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 GAPS
• Can access from
  Financial Aid
  Professionals Portal
  under “Participation and
  Funding”
• This is the site for
  requesting Title IV
  funds, returning excess
  cash and ultimately
  reconciling your
  financial data.
• Requires a sign on.
                            https://e-grants.ed.gov
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 Where to locate the FSA Assessments
• IFAP
www.ifap.ed.gov




•School Portal
www.fsa4schools.ed.gov



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The FSA Assessment – Re-Design




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FSA Assessments (Continued)
 • Provides the following modules:
    – Institutional eligibility
    – Default prevention and management
    – Consumer information
    – Return of Title IV funds
    – Change in ownership
    – Managing funds


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Satisfactory Academic Progress Assessment
(SAP)




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The Regulation Link




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We welcome you to the PC Lab or to Session #12 – “Self
     Assessment and Evaluation”. Please join the ED
    Assessment Team as they show you how to use the
 assessments to prevent and/or identify compliance issues.




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FAA Access Online
 • Financial Aid Professionals Portal under “FAA Access to
   Student Data”
 • On web at: www.fafsa.ed.gov/FOTWWebApp/faa/faa.jsp
 • Access is with your ED pin
 • Permits you to
    – View students’ SAR data
    – Compare two ISIR transactions for the same student
    – Enter a FAFSA or renewal FAFSA
    – Correct a processed FAFSA

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 FSA Publications
• Financial Aid
  Professionals
  Portal under
  “Resources and
  Training” –
  “Publications
  and How to
  Order”
• The place to
                     www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/services/
  order all of our          fsapubshome.html
  publications
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Websites for Parents and Students
 • ED’s Pin Registration Site
 • Student Portal
 • The Student Guide
 • FAFSA on the Web
 • NSLDS for Student Access




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Websites for Parents and Students
(Continued)
 • Paying Back Your Student Loan
 • FSA Ombudsman Home Page
 • DL Servicing Online
 • DL Master P-note Site
 • DL Loan Consolidation Page




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 ED’s Pin Registration Site
• Financial Aid
  Professionals Portal
  under “Other Links”
  at the top.
• You will need this Pin
  to also access the
  FISAP and to access
  FAA Access Online.
• This is your personal
  PIN with the U. S.
  Department of
  Education             www.pin.ed.gov
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Student Portal
 • Can be added to Financial Aid Professionals
   Portal “Resources and Training”
 • On web at www.studentaid.ed.gov
 • Links to many of the student web sites
 • In Spanish as well as English
 • Provides links to many of the other student
   websites
 • Student may set up “My FSA”
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MY FSA- Student Portal
 • Allows a student to create his or her own “My
   FSA” to
    – Plan for college and find the right school
    – Search for scholarships
    – Apply to college online
    – Transfer their profile to FAFSA on the Web
    – Find financial aid opportunities
    – Track their favorite schools
    – Research career choices
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 FSA Ombudsman Home Page
• Provides tips on
  resolving
  problems and
  disputes
  involving FSA
  loans
• Assists in
  resolution if
  normal channels
  do not result in
  resolution
                 www.ombudsman.ed.gov
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DL Sites Not Linked
 • Direct Loans Master P-note Site
    – http://dlenote.ed.gov
    – Used to sign electronically a master p-note for
      Direct Loans
 • Direct Loan Consolidation Home Page
    – http://loanconsolidation.ed.gov
    – Contact point on the web for applying to
      consolidate loans.
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FSA Video Conference Site
 • Financial Aid Professionals Portal under
   “Resources and Training” – “Videoconferences”
 • On web at www.edvideo.ddlomni.com
 • Preview of upcoming video conferences and web
   casts, including printed materials.
 • You can view archived web casts or order tapes of
   a previous videoconference.


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Training Opportunities




To register, go to:
www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/training/newfaps.html#fundamentals

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 Training – Welcome to TFAP
• Financial Aid
  Professionals Portal
  under “Resources
  and Training”
• Upcoming training
  opportunities
• Access training
  materials; i.e, COD
  CBT
   www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/training/index.html

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Online Training
 • EDExpress Basics Web-based Training
    – www.ifap.ed.gov/edexpress
 • FAA Assessments
    – Financial Aid Professionals Portal under “Resources
      and Training”
    – www.ifap.ed.gov/IFAPWebApp/qualityassurance/
    – SFAAssessment.jsp
 • COD Computer Based Training
    – www.cod.ed.gov
 • FSA COACH
    – www.ed.gov/fsacoach
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    FSA Coach
• Under IFAP “Tools
  for Schools”
• Under TFAP side bar
  “Training”
• A free web based
  orientation to student
  financial aid concepts
• 40 hours of self paced
  instruction, 9
  modules, 36 lessons      www.ed.gov/fsacoach

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   Conferences
• Financial Aid
  Professionals Portal
  under “Resources and
  Training”
• No sign-on necessary
• Preview of upcoming
  FSA conferences,
  agendas, hotel and
  travel information.

www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/conferences/index.html

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Current & Future Training
 • Federal Student Aid Conferences:
    – Orlando, Florida October 30 –November 2,
     2006
    – Las Vegas, Nevada November 28- December 1,
     2006
 • Fall 2006 Training – HERA
 • Spring 2007 Training – ACG/SMART


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Where to Start
 • Find a mentor
 • Stay in touch
    – Subscribe to IFAP
    – Read COD Daily Update
       • www.cod.ed.gov
 • Attend conferences, workshops, etc.
 • Get out of your office


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The Status of the Profession
 • Professional Development
 • Professional Judgment




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Additional Beginner’s Track Sessions
 • Session #39 - Uncover the Mysteries of How a
   Law Becomes Operational




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      Questions
   Contact Information:
    Claire (Micki) Roemer
Email: Claire.Roemer@ed.gov
   Phone: (202) 377-3452
            And
       David Bartlett
Email: David.Bartlett@ed.gov
   Phone: (816) 268-0434

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