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  1. Session 2 FAFSA on the Web – We Aim to Please Session 2 -

  2. Introduction • Session Presenters • Who is this session for? • All Levels • Geared towards FAAs Session 2 -

  3. Session Agenda • What’s New in 2003-2004 • Demonstrate 2003-2004 FAFSA on the Web • Other Enhancements • Additional Information and Resources • Questions and Comments: What Would You Like to See in the Future? • Evaluations Session 2 -

  4. What’s New in 2003-2004! Session 2 -

  5. FAFSA on the Web Home Page • New PIN graphic added • Changed FSA logo on Home Page and throughout application to be consistent with all FSA web sites • Dynamic ‘news’ section added; can be updated immediately Session 2 -

  6. FAFSA on the Web Home Page (cont’d) • “Fill Out a FAFSA” option made more prominent • “Make Corrections” option moved from Step 2 to Step 3 • State deadlines icon added Session 2 -

  7. Step 1: Before Beginning Your Application Session 2 -

  8. Pre-Application Worksheet • Redesigned to follow the order of questions presented within FAFSA on the Web • Paper FAFSA questions will be referenced • Replaces the paper FAFSA as preparation for completing FAFSA on the Web • Available as a printable .PDF form Session 2 -

  9. Step 2: Filling Out A FAFSA Session 2 -

  10. Login Page • “Save for Later” changed to “Save” • Navigation bar removed from Login page Session 2 -

  11. Introduction • 2 new introductory paragraphs explain • Use of FOTW navigation buttons and links • Use of “Save” button • Reference to Pre-Application Worksheet Session 2 -

  12. Application Updates • Questions reordered • Re-ordering clearly explained prior to starting application • Questions numbers removed due to reordering • Paper FAFSA question numbers included after each question Session 2 -

  13. Application Updates (continued) • W-2 form box numbers added to questions • Parents’ Marital Status Date added • Question text differentiates between ‘student’ and ‘parent’, where applicable • Prompt to “Save” after each Step completed Session 2 -

  14. Pre-populated Fields • Fields pre-populated based on applicant’s answers to other questions: • ‘Were you born before 01/01/80?’ pre-populated based on response to ‘Date of Birth’ question • ‘Are you Married?’ pre-populated based on response to ‘Marital Status’ question Session 2 -

  15. Existing Skip Logic Session 2 -

  16. Additional Skip Logic in 2003-2004 Session 2 -

  17. New Auto-Zero Skip Logic • Choice of enhanced skip-logic based on auto-zero eligibility and student’s state of legal residence • If student meets these criteria and chooses NOT to “Return to Full FAFSA”, following questions skipped: • student and parent income taxes and exemptions • student and parent Worksheets A, B, and C • student and parent assets Session 2 -

  18. New Auto-Zero Skip Logic (continued) • Page displayed when applicant meets auto-zero eligibility and state of legal residence is a state that does not require a full FAFSA Session 2 -

  19. States Eligible for Auto-zero/SNT Skip Logic Session 2 -

  20. New Simplified Needs Test (SNT) Skip Logic • If not eligible for auto-zero but meets SNT eligibility and state of legal residence is a state that does not require a full FAFSA, can still choose to skip asset questions • Prompts to skip asset questions displayed separately for • Student • Parent Session 2 -

  21. Reports • Summary Report (available throughout the application) • Redesigned to match application question order within FOTW • Application Information (available at the end of the application) • Data displayed in the same order as the paper FAFSA and SAR Session 2 -

  22. Signature Page • Barcode added to improve accuracy and reduce processing time • Student’s SSN and Name ID contained within bar code Session 2 -

  23. Confirmation Page • Personalized confirmation of submit page • Student’s First Name Session 2 -

  24. FAFSA Walkthrough At this point, we will demonstrate the application entry and submission process of FAFSA on the Web. Session 2 -

  25. Renewal FAFSA • Student’s and Parents’ financial data is also pre-populated for student’s that were Auto-Zero EFC eligible in 2002-2003 Session 2 -

  26. Step 3: FAFSA Follow-up Session 2 -

  27. Check Status • Status Check Results: • Application Not Found • Paper Application Received but not yet being processed • Paper Application Could Not Be Processed • Application Being Processed • On the Hold File (waiting for signatures), provides option to print signature pages • Application Processed - if rejected, linksare provided to Make Corrections, Signature Pages or Electronic Signatures. Session 2 -

  28. Make Corrections • Changes to Auto-Zero/SNT eligibility • When a correction is made that causes a student to no longer be Auto-Zero/SNT eligible the student will need to provide additional information • Real-Time Processing • An EFC will immediately be calculated for corrections when only the NSLDS match is required • EFC will display without ‘Estimated’ label if record is processed Session 2 -

  29. Real-Time Processing • Confirmation Page states “The Correction(s) have also been processed” • Displays the official EFC not an Estimated EFC Session 2 -

  30. Student Access/SAR on the Web • Now displays full SAR comment codes and text for records that received SAR Acknowledgement • “Make Corrections” button included in more locations in the comment text • PDF and HTML printouts include the same fields as the paper SAR • Referral to NSLDS web site for up to date loan information Session 2 -

  31. SAR on the Web • Print Summary • Two versions of the print summary • HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) • PDF (Portable Document Format) • Same information on both versions. Session 2 -

  32. SAR on the Web – HTML Version • Shows the entered answers for each of the 6 Steps of the FAFSA • Other Categories • Financial Aid History Information • Comments about your information • Issues effecting your eligibility • What you must do now • Other information you need to know Session 2 -

  33. SAR on the Web – PDF Version • Shows the entered answers in numerical order. • Other Categories • Financial Aid History Information • Comments about your information • Issues effecting your eligibility • What you must do now • Other information you need to know Session 2 -

  34. Other Enhancements Session 2 -

  35. Help Search • Help Search Added • Search Available on: • Help Page • Help Table of Contents Session 2 -

  36. Search Results • Search results include • Help topics/pages • Non-secure front-end index pages Session 2 -

  37. Additional information and Resources • 2003-2004 Implementation Dates • 11/25/2002 – Demo Site, Home Page, Application (for Beta Testers) • 1/1/2003 : All other 2003-2004 updates Session 2 -

  38. Additional information and Resources: The Demo Site • Purpose: For FAA’s to learn the new site before it’s live • fafsademo.test.ed.gov • User Name: • eddemo • Password: • fafsatest • Documented in the 2003-04 CPS Test System User Guide • fsadownload.ed.gov/CPSTestSys0304.htm Session 2 -

  39. How did we do? We appreciate your feedback and comments. We can be reached: Phone:1-800-4-FED-AID E-mail: fafsaweb@ncs.com FSATech Listserv E-mail: fsatech@inet.ed.gov Sign-up information: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/sfatech/listserv.html Session 2 -

  40. Questions and Comments What Would You Like to See in the Future? Session 2 -