Federal Student Aid Online Training Module – Satisfactory Academic Progress

Dear Colleague Letter ANN-14-09 announces the availability of Federal Student Aid’s online training module on satisfactory academic progress (SAP), including resources to help you develop and successfully implement an SAP policy at your school.


This training provides participants with lessons on required and optional elements of an SAP policy, and features a variety of resources to help you develop and implement your school’s SAP policy, including a checklist and factors to consider when creating or updating a policy. Portions of the training and the accompanying case studies have been separated into sections for term-based credit-hour programs and clock-hour and non-term credit-hour programs. This training is intended for financial aid professionals and all other school staff with responsibilities for monitoring students’ satisfactory academic progress.


For details on accessing the training see this DCL at:




Federal Student Aid Webinar Recording – New Direct Consolidation Loan Process

If you are interested in learning more about the new process for Direct Consolidation Loans, you may access the recorded version of FSA’s recent webinar. This webinar includes a detailed walkthrough of the application process on the StudentLoans.gov Web site.


To view the session, including the presentation slides and transcript, click on this link:


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