Live Internet Webinars - Wednesday Webinar Series, Winter-Spring 2023

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce an additional set of webinars in our Wednesday Webinar Series, a series of live, two-hour webinars which cover a variety of topics related to the Title IV programs. The webinars provide the most recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) and the office of Federal Student Aid, including statutory and regulatory updates. Operational information and reminders are also shared. Participants are encouraged to ask questions by typing them into the chat during the webinar and a live Q&A session follows each presentation.

Federal Student Aid staff will present the next set of webinars in this series in January–May 2023. More webinars that address topics of interest to the financial aid community will be announced in the future.

You do not need to register for these webinars. Participation will be available on a first come, first-served basis and we can accommodate up to 10,000 attendees in each session.

Refer to the sections below for more information about each webinar, including instructions to add reminders to your calendar for the sessions that you would like to attend.

Wednesday Webinar Series Schedule and Links, Winter–Spring 2023

All sessions are scheduled for 1–3 p.m. Eastern time (ET). There may be a difference between your local time and Eastern time. To determine local time and its Eastern time zone equivalent, go to time.gov.

See below for complete details about each webinar, including the link to join on the day of the event.

Pell Grant Recalculations for Modules

Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, 1–3 p.m. ET

Come explore modules at a more advanced level, including scenarios and examples! Specifically, this webinar will focus on mandatory and optional Federal Pell Grant recalculations and how classes offered in modules can impact those recalculations.

Link to Join Webinar:

Microsoft Teams Link for Pell Grant Recalculations for Modules Webinar, Feb. 8, 2023

Verification 2022–23 and 2023–24

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 1–3 p.m. ET

We will discuss the verification requirements for the 2023–24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) cycle, including guidance related to the COVID-19 flexibilities. We will also briefly review verification information related to the 2022–23 FAFSA cycle.

Link to Join Webinar:

Microsoft Teams Link for Verification 2022-23 and 2023-24 Webinar, March 15, 2023

Federal Update

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 1–3 p.m. ET

This webinar will discuss recent guidance from the Department and Federal Student Aid, including statutory and regulatory updates related to the Title IV programs.

Link to Join Webinar:

Microsoft Teams Link for Federal Update Webinar, April 5, 2023

SAP Essentials

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 1–3 p.m. ET

Schools must assess whether students are making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). This webinar is for clock- and credit-hour programs. We will cover how to correctly evaluate SAP and provide answers to frequently asked questions. Attendees will receive an explanation of key concepts such as qualitative and quantitative (pace) measurements, maximum time frame, warning and probation periods, appeals, and academic plans.

Link to Join Webinar:

Microsoft Teams Link for SAP Essentials May 24, 2023

Adding a Webinar Invitation to Your Calendar

To add an iCalendar invitation to your calendar now, to remind you of the webinar details, follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into the FSA Training Center (fsatraining.ed.gov).

    Note: If you do not have a username and password for the FSA Training Center, click on "Create new account" at the bottom of the login page and follow the instructions to create a username and password.

  2. Select the “Upcoming Webinars” icon on the home page.

  3. Locate a webinar in the table and select the iCalendar file to download and save the invitation to your calendar. The invitation includes the webinar link. If Outlook is not your default calendar, you may download the iCalendar (.ics) file and then upload it to your system calendar. The table on the Upcoming Webinars page also includes a link to the webinar.

Additional Webinar Resources: Handouts, Recordings, and Q&A Transcripts

A PDF handout will be available for download the day before the live webinar in the “Upcoming Webinars” section of the FSA Training Center. Leave behinds, if any, will also be available for download. Once you log in, select the “Upcoming Webinars” icon on the home page and locate the webinar in the table to download the presentation materials.

A recording of the webinar will be posted the day after the live webinar in the “Recorded Training” section of the FSA Training Center. Once you log in, go to “Recorded Training” on the main menu bar, select “Training Videos,” and locate the recording in the appropriate category.

A transcript of the Q&A session will be posted in the same location as the recorded webinar early the following week of the live webinar.

We look forward to your participation in this webinar series. If you have questions, please contact us at helpdesk.fsatraining@ed.gov.

Sincerely,

Federal Student Aid

2023 Federal Student Aid Training Conference – Virtual Gathering Nov. 28–Dec. 1, 2023

POSTED DATE: February 03, 2023
AUTHOR
: Federal Student Aid
ELECTRONIC ANNOUNCEMENT ID
: GENERAL-23-07
SUBJECT
: 2023 Federal Student Aid Training Conference – Virtual Gathering Nov. 28–Dec. 1, 2023

The 2023 Federal Student Aid Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals will be held virtually, Nov. 28–Dec. 1, 2023. We are looking forward to hosting you once again and sharing critical, timely information.

While there are many factors that support a virtual event for 2023, the most important reason is that a virtual conference reaches a larger audience. As we prepare for significant changes to financial aid processes and systems for the 2024–25 award year, we feel it is particularly important to share this event with as many participants as possible.

We remain committed to providing a meaningful and beneficial training experience with an engaging, informative, and relevant program to meet your training needs. Additionally, we are looking forward to introducing new ways to engage in the virtual environment.

Coming Soon

Our conference website will be moving to a new location soon and will feature an updated look and feel. Stay tuned for further details!

This summer, we will provide additional details about the conference and how you can participate. We will also share information and updates via the training conference Twitter account (@FSAConf). Follow us and join in the conversation by using #FSATC2023.

Registration will open in the fall.

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