Publication Date: June 27, 2014

DCL ID:  ANN-14-13

Subject: Live Internet Webinars - 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit Webinar #4 and Webinar #5: New NSLDS Program-Level Enrollment Reporting Requirements

Summary: This letter announces the next two webinars in a series of instructor-led, online training sessions providing information on the implementation of the 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit. These two webinars will be offered in July 2014, and will be co-sponsored by NASFAA and AACRAO. The webinars will focus on the new NSLDS program-level enrollment reporting requirements.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce that in July 2014, we will present, in co-sponsorship with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), the fourth and fifth in a series of webinars on the requirements related to the implementation of the 150 percent time limit for a student to receive Direct Subsidized Loans. Specifically, these webinars will focus on new requirements and enhancements to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) enrollment reporting process. As the co-sponsorships indicate, this information is critical to both financial aid administrators and to institutional registrars. Both must collaborate to ensure that the 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit is correctly implemented. We highly encourage participation in the webinars by representatives from both the financial aid office and the registrar’s office.

150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit Webinar #4

The webinar, titled "General Overview of Program-Level Enrollment Reporting," will provide information on the new enrollment reporting file layouts that schools must use to report program-level enrollment information to the Department in support of its implementation of the 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit. This webinar will focus on when program-level reporting is required, the data items to be included in the program-level reporting, and the definitions of those data items.

We will present this information in one 90-minute session offered on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 and repeated on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The webinar will begin at 1:30 P.M. (ET) starting with a presentation of approximately one hour followed by a Question and Answer period.

150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit Webinar #5

The webinar, titled "Critical Details to Proper Program-Level Enrollment Reporting," will provide more detailed information on the new enrollment reporting file layouts schools must use to report program-level enrollment information to the Department, information about special programs and exceptions, and a discussion of how NSLDS will use the institutionally reported program-level enrollment information in support of the 150% limit. This webinar will include specific examples of program-level enrollment reporting—why certain situations must be reported and how to correctly report them.

We will present this webinar in one 90-minute session offered on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 and repeated on Thursday, July 31, 2014. The webinars will begin at 1:30 P.M. (ET) starting with a presentation of approximately one hour followed by a Question and Answer period.

Note: There may be a difference between a trainee’s local time and Eastern Time. To determine local time and its Eastern Time zone equivalent, click on this link:

http://www.time.gov/

Advance registration is required for this training and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To allow for as many participants as possible, we strongly encourage groups to view the webinar from a single location if accommodations allow. If viewing as a group, only one person from the group needs to register.

To register for one or both webinars, click on this link

http://fsaregistration.ed.gov/d/v4qdvp

Once registered, we will send an e-mail confirmation to the trainee. The trainee should retain this confirmation, as it contains important information, including linking and log in information for the Web site, system test links, and cancellation information. If unable to attend, we request that the trainee cancel his or her registration so that individuals who wish to attend may do so.

PowerPoint slides will be available for each trainee to download after he or she signs in to the webinar. During the webinar, trainees will be able to ask questions electronically using their computers.

We look forward to your participation in this instructor-led, online training opportunity. If you have questions about registering for this training opportunity, please contact Scarlett Brock at scarlett.brock@ed.gov.

Sincerely,

Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid

   

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