Wednesday Webinar Series Schedule and Links, Fall 2022

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 three webinars in this series in October–November 2022. 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.

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.

Cybersecurity and the Financial Aid Office: Best Practices for Non-IT Staff

Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, 1–3 p.m. ET

Join us as we demystify cybersecurity basics and provide seven practical steps you can take today to reduce the risk of a cyberattack and keep your institution secure. We will also provide a “Top Five Cybersecurity Actions” list you can share with your colleagues in Information Technology (IT), Security, or Compliance.

Link to Join Webinar:

Microsoft Teams Link for Cybersecurity Webinar, Oct. 12, 2022


Default Management Part 1: Nuts and Bolts

Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, 1–3 p.m. ET

In the first Default Management webinar in a two-part series, we will discuss how to prevent and manage loan default with effective communication, counseling, and a default management and prevention plan.

Link to Join Webinar:

Microsoft Teams Link for Default Management Part 1 Webinar, Oct. 26, 2022


Default Management Part 2: Strategies for Reducing Cohort Default Rates

Date/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, 1–3 p.m. ET

In the second Default Management webinar in a two-part series, we will focus on borrower communication and loan counseling, enrollment reporting, financial literacy, and cohort default rate challenges, adjustments, and appeals for schools.

Link to Join Webinar:

Microsoft Teams Link for Default Management Part 2 Webinar, Nov. 9, 2022

Federal Student Aid Training Conference
2022 FSA Training Conference
Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 2022
On-line


Federal Student Aid Training Conference 2022

The 2022 FSA Training Conference (FSATC) for Financial Aid Professionals will be held virtually, Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2022. This year’s conference will offer 33 unique sessions on the latest policy updates about Title IV activities and initiatives, including information about ED’s regulatory efforts, major operational updates, and reminders. Please refer to the draft conference agenda, draft On-demand session list and session descriptions.

New for 2022: Got a Question? Ask-a-Fed! On Friday, Dec. 2, we are pleased to announce that we will have a Virtual Exhibit Hall. The Exhibit Hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Federal Student Aid staff will be available to answer your questions regarding Title IV programs and policies. More information to come...

Registration will open in early October.

We’ll keep you updated on our website and via Twitter; Follow us today (@FSAConf) and join in the conversation by using #FSATC2022.
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