Federal Student Aid’s instructor-led Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid Administration training workshops have been scheduled for October 2014 through September 2015.
Each in-person workshop is four and one-half days in length and is conducted at one of the Department of Education’s regional training facilities.
Please note that all participants wishing to register for and attend a Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid Administration workshop 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 you must plan accordingly.
If your school meets either of the following criteria, you must attend the Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid Administration training:
- Your school is applying to participate in the Title IV federal student aid programs for the first time, and needs to fulfill the Fundamentals training requirement to complete your certification, or
- Your school is undergoing a change of ownership (in some instances).
Questions about these requirements should be directed to the regional School Participation Division office that serves your school. Contact information can be found on the Electronic Application for Approval to Participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs (E-App) home page.
If your school meets one of the criteria above, you must ensure that the Owner/President/CEO (or their high-level school official designee) and Financial Aid Administrator attend and complete Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid Administration training. Both the Owner/President/CEO (or their high-level school official designee) AND the Financial Aid Administrator must attend all four and one-half days to fulfill the requirement.
Individuals who do not meet the criteria as outlined above but wish to attend as a refresher or as basic training on the Title IV programs may attend.
For information on how to register, time and place where you may attend, and a detailed outline of the course, please see this electronic announcement at: http://www.ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/ANN1420.html
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