Training for New Financial Aid Professionals
Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid Administration—Workshops Occurring after October 1, 2012
This training is a comprehensive, two-course series that covers the basics of administering the Federal Student Aid programs.
The training series is required for all owners/CEOs (or a high-level school official designee) and financial aid administrators (FAA) of schools seeking to begin participation in the Federal Student Aid programs, but is also open to anyone who wishes to attend. Read the training announcement.
The training consists of two courses:
- Introduction to Federal Student Aid Administration, an online self-paced tutorial that introduces the concepts, processes, and systems that schools must utilize in administering the Federal Student Aid Programs. This online course must be successfully completed by anyone who wishes to register for the second required course, Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid Administration.
- Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid Administration, a 4.5-day course offered in ED's 11 regional offices that reinforces and applies the concepts of Federal Student Aid administration introduced in the online course. Both the owner/CEO (or a high-level school official designee) AND FAA of schools seeking to begin participation in the Federal Student Aid programs are required to attend the entire 4.5-day course.
PLEASE NOTE: Both the owner/CEO (or a high-level school official designee) AND the designated financial aid administrator are required to complete BOTH courses in their entirety in order to fulfill the training requirement for schools seeking to begin participation in the Federal Student Aid programs, undergoing a change in ownership, or for any other reason they are required to attend by the US Department of Education.
These new completion requirements are effective for all Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid Administration workshops occurring after October 1, 2012.
View the dates and locations of Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid Administration workshops scheduled after October 1, 2012. This page is for your planning purposes only. You must successfully complete the online course, Introduction to Federal Student Aid before you will be able to register for any of the Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid workshops.
Click on the button below to start the Introduction to Federal Student Aid Administration online training.
A comprehensive, introductory course on school requirements for administering the Federal Student Aid programs. The 37 lessons can be completed as a course or individually, allowing you to tailor the training to your specific needs. In addition, the lessons feature hyperlinks to other Federal Student Aid information and products, interactive exercises, review questions, and quizzes that help learners assess their mastery of the course material.
FSA COACH for Foreign Schools Web-based Training
This edition of FSA COACH contains 23 lessons describing requirements for administering FFEL loans used by U.S. students at participating foreign schools who wish to receive loans from the Direct Loan Program.
The CPS Web Applications Demo System offers demonstration versions of FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) and FAA Access to CPS Online. The demo site contains all of the features of the production versions of the websites.
Financial aid staff can learn about FOTW and FAA Access to CPS Online, including the new Return of Title IV Funds on the Web, and they can also show students and parents how to use FAFSA on the Web.
Test student IDs and PINs are available for preloaded renewal application and correction records. These test records can be accessed in both the FOTW and FAA Access demos. FAA IDs and PINs are available for FAA Access. The data you enter is saved for the day you enter it and is cleared from the database each evening.
The CPS Web Applications Demo site is located at fafsademo.test.ed.gov. It is password-protected, so when you click on the link, a login box will appear. Enter the following:
User name: eddemo (case-sensitive).
Password: fafsatest (case-sensitive).