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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. More Websites.

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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


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


Even More Websites

  • FSA Assessments

  • FAA Access Online

  • FSA Publications

  • ED’s PIN Registration Site


Financial Aid Professionals (FAP)Portal(formerly know as the School’s Portal)

  • 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

www.fsa4schools.ed.gov


Masthead

FSA

Headlines

List of Links

FSA Calendar

Financial Aid Professionals - FAP

www.fsa4schools.ed.gov


Register to Customize the Financial Aid Professionals Portal


MY FSA – Registration Menu


MY FSA – Customization Menu


Customization Menu for Links


Customization Menu for Bookmarks

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


Customization Menu for Changing Your Password


Schools Portal – FSA Contacts

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


Hurricane Katrina SiteFrom Financial Aid Professionals Portal

Redirects

you to

“IFAP”

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


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


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


IFAP Special Guidance

Special guidance is placed in one area for easy retrieval.


IFAP – Member Services

  • Notification of new content

  • Member Services Profile

  • Register

  • Different from My FSA


IFAP – Member Services - Registration

  • Select Member Services

  • Select “Click Here” to Register

  • Complete the IFAP User Registration form and select the “Submit Registration” Button


IFAP Subscription Services

  • Weekly summary

  • Frequently generated IFAP additions

  • Additional publications by publication type

  • Additional publications by program / service


IFAP – Member Services - Subscription Service

48 HourWeekly


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: [email protected]


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


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


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


Electronic Announcement – 9/8/06

  • www.ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/attachments/

  • 0908CODProcUpdateDLPG.pdf


NSLDS

  • Can be accessed from the Financial Aid Professionals Portal under “FAA Access to Student Data”

  • Requires a personal password that cannot be shared with others

www.nsldsfap.ed.gov/secure/logon.asp


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


  • IFAP

    www.ifap.ed.gov

  • School Portal

    www.fsa4schools.ed.gov

Where to locate the FSA Assessments


The FSA Assessment – Re-Design


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


Satisfactory Academic Progress Assessment(SAP)


The Regulation Link


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.


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


FSA Publications

  • Financial Aid Professionals Portal under “Resources and Training” – “Publications and How to Order”

  • The place to order all of our publications

www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/services/ fsapubshome.html


Websites for Parents and Students

  • ED’s Pin Registration Site

  • Student Portal

  • The Student Guide

  • FAFSA on the Web

  • NSLDS for Student Access


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


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


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”


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


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


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.


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.


Training Opportunities

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The Status of the Profession

  • Professional Development

  • Professional Judgment


Additional Beginner’s Track Sessions

  • Session #39 - Uncover the Mysteries of How a Law Becomes Operational


Questions

Contact Information:

Claire (Micki) Roemer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (202) 377-3452

And

David Bartlett

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (816) 268-0434


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