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2006 Spring Training Schedule

General Information

College Access Network training has been redesigned, per school requests and feedback, to better meet the needs of school financial aid professionals. The training is now structured in 1-day in-depth workshops to allow for expanded coverage of topics and case studies. Training workshops will cover the work processes from the FAFSA to withdrawal and graduation. Workshops 1 and 2 have been designed as an introduction to the financial aid basics and the FFEL program. These workshops are geared toward new financial aid professionals. Workshops 3 and 4 have been designed for the financial aid professional that has a solid knowledge base of the topics offered in the Workshops 1 and 2. We recommend participants plan to attend all workshops in order to follow the workflow processes to completion, however, one-day registrations will be accepted.

College Access Network training is provided at no cost to the participant. A continental breakfast is provided, however participants are responsible for their own lunches.

To sign up for training, request additional information, or to request training on a specific topic, contact Julia Alexander (your presenter) in the Compliance, Training and Investigation Department (CTI) at 303-305-3308 or e-mail [email protected] .

Workshop 1: From FAFSA to completed ISIR
Thursday, February 2, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • FAFSA completion
  • Professional judgment and dependency overrides
  • CPS processing - database matches & federal needs analysis
  • EFC hand calculations
  • Output documents - Resolution of reject and comment codes, verification, and conflicting information
Workshop 2: Needs analysis to award letter
Friday, February 3, 9:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Packaging/awarding
  • COA
  • Estimated financial assistance – including treatment of alternative loans
  • Pell
  • FFELP basics
    • Loan limits
    • Frequency of annual loan limits
    • Overlapping loan periods
    • Aggregate loan limits
    • Loan proration
    • Scheduling disbursements
  • NSLDS transfer monitoring
Workshop 3: Loan certification to disbursement
Thursday, February 16, 9:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Master promissory notes
  • Loan certification
    • StudentLoanOnLine
  • Entrance and exit loan counseling
    • Mapping-Your-Future
  • Disbursement rules & continued eligibility
    • Satisfactory academic progress and enrollment changes
  • Late disbursements
  • Cash management
    • Authorizations and notifications
Workshop 4: Withdrawal to return of funds
Friday, February 17, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Withdrawals
  • Return of Title IV Funds
    • College Access Network guarantee system
    • Refunds versus cancellations
  • Repayment / overpayment

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