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Trevor Summers | Nov. 2012 U.S. Department of Education 2012 Fall Conference Welcome to Your First FSA Conference Session 1.

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1 Trevor Summers | Nov U.S. Department of Education 2012 Fall Conference Welcome to Your First FSA Conference Session 1

2 Welcome to the FSA Conference 46+ breakout session topics, most offered multiple times 9 breakout time slots today 11 breakout time slots Wednesday and Thursday 2 breakout time slots Friday 2 General Sessions - Tuesday (today) and Friday 4 Birds of a Feather sessions We are expecting over 5,000 participants! 2

3 Who Attends the Conference? Financial Aid Administrators Admissions Officers Bursars Officers Foreign School Administrators Loan Servicers Senior Ed Officials Private Auditors/Accountants Financial Aid Rookies Financial Aid Veterans 3

4 What to Expect… 10: a.m. daily – Morning coffee and tea 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. - Afternoon beverage break, except Friday Lunch on your own Restaurant list in your program Food for sale throughout convention space No designated lunch or break period(s) Announcements/updates in General Sessions Message board in registration area Sessions have staggered start and end times to better accommodate traffic flow Focus on every other line of agenda for planning 4

5 Need Help? ED Staff Red Shirts Blue Ribbons on name badges Send questions to: Follow the conference via using the hash tag #FSAconf12 Write a hand written question and drop it in the box at registration 5

6 General Sessions General Session 1 - Welcome and Federal Update Tuesday (today) 8:30 a.m.– 10:15 a.m. General Session 2 – Town Hall Friday 8:30 a.m.– 10:15 a.m. 6

7 Eligibility 7 # 3 Another Look at the Student Eligibility Toolkit # 21 The FSA Assessments – Find it, Fix it, Enhance Compliance # 22 Top 10 Audit & Program Review Findings # 23 Reporting Changes Impacting Institutional Eligibility

8 Consumer Information 8 # 2 Tools to Support Higher Education Choice # 7 The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): What You Need To Know # 24 Common Mistakes in Implementing Campus Security & Fire Safety Requirements # 27 Financial Literacy – What Students Need to Know # 47 Gainful Employment Disclosures

9 Processing Information 9 # 4 Pell Grant Program Update # 6 Verification # 10 COD Update # 16 Title IV Reconciliation # 26 FAFSA & Application Processing Update # 31 Return of Title IV Funds – Programs of Study Taught in Modules # 32 Return of Title IV Funds – Basic Training for FAAs New to R2T4

10 Loans 10 # 9 Loan Counseling Tools # 17 PLUS Processing A-Z

11 Loan Servicing 11 # 8 Applying for Income-Driven Repayment Plans - What You Need to Know about IBR & ICR # 14 Federal Loan Servicer Panel Discussion # 15 Federal Loan Servicing Update

12 NSLDS and Default Information 12 # 12 Developing Effective Mandatory and Voluntary Default Management Plans # 13 Default Aversion Activities # 18 NSLDS® Update # 20 3-Year Cohort Default Rate: Here and Beyond

13 Birds of a Feather 13 # 41 Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) # 42 Community Colleges # 43 Graduate and Professional Schools # 44 Bursars and Business Officers

14 Hands-On Sessions 14 # 11 Hands-On COD # 19 Hands-On NSLDS # 25 Hands-On StudentAid.gov – the Integrated Student Experience # 40 Hands-On FSA Assessments for Foreign Schools 60 PCs/120 maximum attendees for these sessions

15 Special Topics 15 # 5 Principles of ExcellenceExecutive Order # 28 Leveraging Social Media to Drive Awareness and Increase Engagement with Students # 29 Enterprise Identity Management – Leveraging PM to Provide Reduced Sign-On for COD # 30 Your Role in Helping FSA Prevent Identity Fraud # 45 Quality Assurance Program – For Schools Participating in the QA Program only # 46 Experimental Sites Initiative – For Schools Participating in the ESI Program only

16 Foreign Schools 16 # 33 Foreign Schools Orientation to the FSA Conference # 34 Foreign Schools Update and Q&A # 35 Foreign Schools Medical, Veterinarian, & Nursing Update # 36 Foreign Schools Cash Management # 37 Foreign Schools Consumer Information # 38 Foreign Schools Satisfactory Academic Progress # 39 Foreign Schools Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4)

17 Visit the Resource Center Ask-a-Fed Ask-a-Federal Loan Servicer NSLDS Default Management IFAP eCampus Based System COD 16 booths replete with subject matter experts! COD Reconciliation G5 SAIG PM Enrollment EDE Suite Software E-App for schools eZ-Audit FSA Assessments StudentAid.gov and FAFSA.gov demos

18 Logistical Tips Plan smart for General Sessions Check location of your next session Use 15 minute break between each session Sit strategically for quick escape Have back-up choices Consider 2nd, 3 rd, or 4th session offering Wear comfortable shoes - Youll walk a lot Get outside for some fresh air 18

19 Dont Forget to….. Relax Be friendly Make a new contact and stay in touch Visit the Resource Center (formerly PC Lab) Ask questions Dont be intimidated Start or continue the journey of becoming a Title IV expert Print your boarding pass on Thursday or Friday at on-site registration desk or in hotel lobby 19

20 Contact Information I appreciate your feedback and comments. I can be reached at: 20

21 QUESTIONS? 21


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