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2011 Session Descriptions

**Subject to change. Please refer to the agenda for days and times.

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General Sessions



Conference Opening and Welcome


Application Processing System Update
This session will provide information about mid-year changes to the 2010-2011 FAFSA on the Web application as well as major changes to the 2011-2012 Application Processing System, including the FAFSA, the IRS data retrieval process, and FAA Access to CPS Online.


Federal Update
During this session, the panel will present up-to-date information on a number of Department of Education activities and initiatives. This will include information on the recently published Notices of Proposed Rulemaking as well as a general report on the transition to 100% Direct Lending.


Town Hall
The Town Hall offers conference attendees an opportunity to ask questions of senior staff on issues related to the federal student aid programs.





Breakout Sessions



Day 1 Only - Welcome To Your First Federal Student Aid Conference!

Target Audience: Attendees new to the FSA conference.
[Offered once, Day 1 only]

Session Description: New to the FSA Conference? This session will help you navigate the four-day agenda and determine which sessions will best meet your needs. We will explain who attends the conference and what services are available, as well as answer any conference-related questions you have.

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1. Direct Loan Reconciliation & Program Year Closeout

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will take you through the monthly Direct Loan reconciliation process and end-of-year Program Year Closeout activities for schools from start to finish. During this session, we will highlight various reports, tools, and resources available to assist schools in reconciling and closing out in a timely manner.

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2. NSLDS® Update

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will focus on recent and upcoming changes to the National Student Loan Data System™ (NSLDS), including application access and security, enrollment reporting process changes, new or enhanced data changes, integration of new loan servicers, and updates to support the 2012–13 award-year cycle.

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3. NSLDS Toolkit for Reports & Data

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: NSLDS reports and tools can be used to help support a number of Title IV administrative functions. This session will help you learn how you can track where your borrowers' loans are serviced, which borrowers are delinquent, the status of your loan portfolio, who has completed exit counseling sessions, how to gather data to support analysis of program calculations such as Cohort Default Rates, Gainful Employment Metrics, and tools for monitoring enrollment reporting, transfer monitoring, and student eligibility determinations.

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4. Customized Verification 2013–14 and Beyond

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will cover 2012–13 verification requirements and provide an overview of how, beginning with the 2013–14 application processing year, the Department plans to notify schools on Institutional Student Information Records of the specific FAFSA data elements a financial aid applicant must verify. This session will also include a discussion of additional FAFSA data elements that may be selected for verification in the future and what acceptable documentation might be for those items.

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5. Loan & Grant Funding & Cash Management – Direct Loans™, TEACH Grants, Pell Grants, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG), & Campus-Based Programs

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session provides an overview of the funding process in the Common Origination and Disbursement System (COD) for Direct Loans, TEACH Grants, Pell Grants and IASG and an overview of the Campus-Based funding process in eCampus-Based. This session will also touch on important cash management requirements and useful G5 functionality.

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6. Reporting Gainful Employment Data to NSLDS

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: Join your colleagues for a discussion of the GE Program reporting process that has just concluded. This session will allow attendees the opportunity to provide the Department with feedback on the reporting process, including challenges and lessons learned. NSLDS staff will also review the reporting options that were available this year and ask participants how the reporting process can be improved before next year's reporting.

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7. Strategies to Navigate in a Multiple Servicer Environment

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: The servicing landscape has changed dramatically, and this session will assist schools in navigating a multiple servicer environment. Come and learn from FSA and each of the loan servicers as they discuss tips and tools to manage multiple servicers.

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8. What's New in COD for 2012–13?

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This informative session will review updates to the COD system for Direct Loans, Pell Grants, ACG & SMART Grants closeout, TEACH Grants, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant. It will focus on what is ahead operationally for the 2012–13 COD system. Topics will include a general processing update, statistics, edits, and highlights of upcoming enhancements.

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9. Default Prevention Essentials

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: Loan default, and the risk of loan default, is increasing for borrowers and schools. The Department's default prevention staff will describe the conditions which are giving rise to increasing default risk and suggest strategies that schools can adopt to prevent loan default. We will describe default prevention practices, and suggest ways that schools can work collaboratively to both reduce institutional Cohort Default Rates and to keep at-risk students from defaulting on loans.

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10. What's New in EDExpress?

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: Just like the Jones', EDExpress has to keep up. This session will discuss recent changes made in EDExpress due to legislation or to match other FSA system changes. We'll then take a look at what might change in the future and see what we are planning for the 2012–13 versions of EDExpress. Note: This session is geared for all users.

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11. Direct Loan Tools

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: Reconciling your Direct Loan records with the COD system is a must. This session will introduce you to a software tool that will make that job much easier and help you maintain the integrity of your own database, whether you use EDExpress or another product.

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12. Common Errors in FISAP Filing

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will review the annual Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP), and its significance to your school. This session will discuss the partnerships in collecting data on your campus and the opportunities available for revising FISAP data that has already been submitted. This session will explore the most common and frequent errors in filing and the impact of making changes after the December 15 deadline. This session will also review permissible changes, as well as those that are not permissible, and the impact on your school's Campus-Based funding.

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13. The FSA Assessments—Find It, Fix It, Enhance Compliance

Target Audience: All schools and auditors

Session Description: This session will demonstrate how to use this web-based tool to identify a compliance problem, develop a plan to fix it, and monitor the implementation of your plan. This tool will help you to be better prepared for audits and program reviews. We will showcase the redesigned assessments for consumer information, default prevention and management, and policies and procedures.

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14. CPS Processing Updates for 2012-13 and Much More!

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will cover CPS processing updates and changes to the ISIR for 2012-13 and much more. Come learn more about how the CPS works and how it generates processing results. Find out why the database matches are performed and get assistance to understand what conditions cause “C” code and various Rejects to be generated and how to resolve them.

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15. The StudentLoans.gov Experience

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: The StudentLoans.gov experience will provide an in-depth look into borrowers’ capabilities using the StudentLoans.gov website. The tour will provide insight into the PLUS application, entrance counseling, signing of promissory notes, and much more.

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16. Five Steps to Effective Cohort Default Rates Management

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session explores 5 steps to effectively managing your schools Cohort Default Rates (CDR). With the implementation of the 3-year CDR scheduled to begin in FY 2012, it is essential for schools to utilize all of the options available to help monitor their student loan portfolios and CDRs. Join us as we facilitate an in-depth review of these steps while answering questions to help you attain a working knowledge of CDR management.

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17. Hands-On: COD Direct Loan Processing Tips

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will include an overview of handy Direct Loan processing tips in the COD system. In addition, you will have an opportunity to practice the tips with the assistance of FSA staff or you can share a computer with a new friend and practice what is learned using COD Computer Based Training. Please bring your COD user ID and password (and a colleague) if you would like to practice using your school information.

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18. Hands-On: Direct Loan Tools and EDExpress

Target Audience: All attendees (EDExpress and non-EDExpress users)

Session Description: Both EDExpress and non-EDExpress users are invited to work through Direct Loan Tools exercises that demonstrate how a school can use the SAS file to stay reconciled with COD. Also, attendees can work through exercises that teach proficiency in the other EDExpress modules. Experienced staff will be on hand to answer your questions and work with you as you explore these products.

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19. Hands-On: NSLDS

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session is an introduction to the basic functionality of the NSLDS website for Financial Aid Professionals. Topics covered include loan and grant history, enrollment reporting, transfer monitoring, reports, and other useful features of the NSLDS website.

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20. Hands-On: Using the Electronic Cohort Default Rate Appeals (eCDR Appeals) System for Challenging and Appealing Cohort Default Rates (CDR)

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: Beginning in 2012 with the release of the FY 2009 and FY 2010 cohorts, CDRs will be calculated twice - using a two-year cohort period and a three-year cohort period. All schools must use eCDR Appeals if they wish to submit certain CDR challenges and adjustment requests. Attend this session to walk through the process of submitting your CDR challenge via eCDR Appeals. Staff will be available to assist you by reviewing the screens and steps needed to process your challenge(s) to your CDRs, in addition to answering your questions as you work through the process.

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22. Top 10 Audit & Program Review Findings

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will give you an overview of FSA’s 2011 list of top ten audit and program review findings, and ways to avoid them at your institution.

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23. Improving the School Eligibility Application Process with the Integrated Partner Management (IPM) Solution

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: FSA is launching a new Technology Solution at the end of 2012 that will improve the way schools apply for eligibility and update their participation in the student aid programs. Come and learn what this system will do to and for you.

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24. Schools Planning to Add a Program or Location

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will cover everything you need to know about adding programs, including gainful employment programs and comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities, a new location, or other eligibility updates. Be proactive – get the facts here!

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25. Foreign Schools Eligibility Procedures and Consumer Disclosure and Reporting Requirements

Target Audience: Foreign schools

Session Description: This session will review mandatory institutional eligibility procedures, consumer disclosures to students, and consumer information reporting to the U.S. Department of Education.

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26. Hands-On: FSA Assessments for Foreign Schools

Target Audience: Foreign schools

Session Description: Follow along on computers as an instructor leads you through the screens of the new FSA Assessments for Foreign Schools Tool. Use the assessments to design the necessary policies and procedures to determine student eligibility, maintain institutional eligibility, and coordinate process flow at your institution to facilitate proper administration of the Direct Loan Program™.

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27. Foreign Schools Audit and Financial Statements

Target Audience: Foreign schools

Session Description: Foreign schools are required to follow the Foreign Schools Title IV Audit Guide requirements related to appropriate accounting principles and auditing standards to be used in the preparation of annual financial statements and compliance audits. This session will assist schools in working with their auditor to prepare and submit financial statements and compliance audits that comply with U.S. Department of Education standards.

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28. Foreign Medical, Nursing, and Veterinary Regulatory Review

Target Audience: Foreign schools

Session Description: Specific Title IV regulations govern Title IV eligibility for Foreign medical, nursing, & veterinary schools. This session will review the regulations, provide an update on new regulations, and offer the opportunity for participants to ask questions of FSA’s Foreign schools team.

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29. Foreign Schools – Return to Title IV Funds

Target Audience: Foreign schools

Session Description: Foreign schools are required to determine if Direct Loan funds must be returned when a student withdraws from their institution. This session will cover the details of the requirement as well how and when to perform the Return to Title IV (R2T4) calculation. Participants will perform an R2T4 calculation using the R2T4 worksheets to complete this calculation.

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30. Foreign Schools – Questions and Answers

Target Audience: Foreign schools

Session Description: Foreign Schools will have an opportunity to ask questions about the regulations that govern their participation. Subject matter experts from FSA’s Policy office, the Department's Office of Postsecondary Education, FAA Access/SAIG, COD, NSLDS, Training Officers, and the Foreign Schools Team will be available to address questions.





31. 2012–13 FAFSA and Verification Changes

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will cover changes to the 2012-13 FAFSA on the Web application, with a focus on the IRS data retrieval process and the enhancements made to that process to further simplify the FAFSA and to support the new verification requirements. An overview of the new verification requirements will also be provided.

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32. Understanding the FAFSA (In Spanish)

Target Audience: Hispanic attendees

Session Description: Presented in Spanish, this session will provide an overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process. Specifically, this session discusses the customer experience on FAFSA on the Web, including information on skip logic within the application and an overview of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.

Entendiendo la FAFSA (Presentación en Español)

Público Objetivo: Asistentes Hispanos.

Descripción de la Sesión: Esta sesión, presentada en español, proveerá una visión general del proceso de la Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (por sus siglas en inglés FAFSA). En especifico, esta sesión discute la experiencia del cliente en FAFSA on the Web, incluyendo la página de inicio rediseñada, las correcciones de FAFSA, la herramienta de consulta y traspaso del IRS y la lógica mejorada para reducir el número de preguntas en la FAFSA.

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33. Resources for Students: A Comprehensive Review

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: Do you educate prospective and current students about financial aid? Would you like the scoop on our tools and resources that can help you? In this session, you’ll get a comprehensive review of FSA’s resources for students. We’ll share upcoming enhancements to FSA websites and explore several ways we’re adding to and improving our new media presence. We’ll review updates to our publications based on customer feedback, walk through our services for assisting students through the Federal Student Aid Information Center and Ombudsman services, and more.

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34. Program Integrity: Institutional and Program Eligibility: State Authorization

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will provide an overview of the state authorization provisions of the new program integrity regulations. It will cover the basic requirements, including the required student complaint process and the timing of the implementation of new regulations. It will also cover related issues, including distance education, student consumer information, and exceptions to the requirements.





35. Program Integrity: Institutional and Program Eligibility: Credit Hour and Clock-to-Credit-Hour Conversion

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will provide an overview of the credit-hour and clock-to-credit-hour provisions of the new program integrity regulations. It will include a review of the definition of a credit hour used for federal purposes, changes to accrediting agency recognition requirements in relation to institutional use of a credit hour, and an in-depth review of the changes in the requirements related to clock-to-credit-hour conversions.





36. Consumer Information

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will provide a summary of the consumer and disclosure requirements required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act. It will also explore new regulations, including provisions related to student loan consumerism, campus safety, textbooks, educational outcomes, net price calculators, and more. Please note that this session will not cover disclosure requirements related to gainful employment.

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37. A Student Eligibility Toolkit: New Guidance for Decisions You Make

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will include information about Trial Periods of Enrollment, SAP (including retaking coursework), and using professional judgment to address unusual EFC and dependency circumstances.

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38.Reporting Student Financial Aid to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Target Audience: All those who assist their institutional research office in completing the financial aid portions of the IPEDS survey.

Session Description: Do you assist your institutional research office in completing the student financial aid component of the IPEDS survey? This session will provide an overview of major concepts and instructions for reporting student financial aid data to IPEDS, including tips and resources for working with your institutional research office to meet the IPEDS reporting requirements.

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39. Gainful Employment Disclosures and Template Demonstration

Target Audience: Schools with Gainful Employment Programs

Session Description: This session will provide an overview of the gainful employment disclosure requirements that took effect on July 1, 2011 and discuss the template that will be required to make the disclosures in the future. A demonstration of the web-based template application that is designed to ensure that institutions present their disclosures in a standardized format on their websites will be provided as well.

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40. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and Teacher Loan Forgiveness

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will provide an overview of the PSLF and Teacher Loan Forgiveness eligibility requirements, review frequently asked PSLF and Teacher Loan Forgiveness questions, and detail the Department’s implementation plans to support employment and payment verification in the PSLF program.

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41. Loan Repayment Plans

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will focus on repayment plans for Direct Loan and FFEL™ borrowers, including income-based repayment, and will also cover repayment incentives and discharges.

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42. Model Aid Offer

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will provide an update on the activities required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), including the public meeting outcomes.

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43. Gainful Employment Regulations

Target Audience: Schools with Gainful Employment Programs

Session Description: This session will provide an overview of the regulatory provisions related to Gainful Employment Programs (GE Programs). Presenters will provide a high level overview of the GE Program reporting, disclosure, and new program requirements as a prelude to the interest sessions on those specific topics that will be presented throughout the conference. Detailed information will provided on the metrics that will be calculated to determine the Title IV eligibility of an educational program that must lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The session will also include a discussion of the implications for an institution when the metrics result in the GE Program being designated as a “failing program” or as an “ineligible program.” While there may be a limited amount of time for questions, the presenters will participate in the Gainful Employment Q&A session offered later in the conference.

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44. Gainful Employment Questions & Answers

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This Q&A session will allow participants to ask questions of Departmental staff on all of the Gainful Employment regulatory topics—reporting, disclosures, adding new programs, metrics, and implications. To ensure that this session is productive, participants should have attended Tuesday's Gainful Employment Regulations session and are encouraged to have attended the three topic-specific Gainful Employment interest sessions.





45. Return to Title IV Funds (R2T4) New Regulations

Target Audience: Experienced aid administrators familiar with R2T4.

Session Description: The October 29, 2010 Final Regulations made changes to R2T4 which will be discussed in depth. Clock and credit hour examples will be discussed.

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46. Return to Title IV Funds – Back to the Basics

Target Audience: Aid administrators new to R2T4 or who need a refresher on the basics.

Session Description: Return of Title IV Funds can be a complex component of your administration of Title IV HEA programs. This session is intended to teach the basic concepts for aid administrators new to R2T4 or those who need to refresh their skills on this topic. Clock and credit hour examples will be discussed.





47. VA Education Benefit Programs and Resources for Students

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: This session will provide an overview of VA education benefit programs and resources, with a focus on the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This session will also highlight recent legislative changes, ways in which VA is helping beneficiaries choose the right school, and counseling resources.

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48. ACS - Federal Loan Servicer Information Session

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: Last year you had an opportunity to meet with representatives from each of the Department's federal loan servicers to get to know the servicer and to ask questions about servicer related tools, processes, and school concerns. Now, a year later, we hope you will take this opportunity to continue developing your relationship with each servicer, ask questions, and provide feedback.





49. FedLoan Servicing (PHEAA) - Federal Loan Servicer Information Session

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: Last year you had an opportunity to meet with representatives from each of the Department's federal loan servicers to get to know the servicer and to ask questions about servicer related tools, processes, and school concerns. Now, a year later, we hope you will take this opportunity to continue developing your relationship with each servicer, ask questions, and provide feedback.





50. Great Lakes - Federal Loan Servicer Information Session

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: Last year you had an opportunity to meet with representatives from each of the Department's federal loan servicers to get to know the servicer and to ask questions about servicer related tools, processes, and school concerns. Now, a year later, we hope you will take this opportunity to continue developing your relationship with each servicer, ask questions, and provide feedback.





51. Nelnet - Federal Loan Servicer Information Session

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: Last year you had an opportunity to meet with representatives from each of the Department's federal loan servicers to get to know the servicer and to ask questions about servicer related tools, processes, and school concerns. Now, a year later, we hope you will take this opportunity to continue developing your relationship with each servicer, ask questions, and provide feedback.





52. Sallie Mae - Federal Loan Servicer Information Session

Target Audience: All schools

Session Description: Last year you had an opportunity to meet with representatives from each of the Department's federal loan servicers to get to know the servicer and to ask questions about servicer related tools, processes, and school concerns. Now, a year later, we hope you will take this opportunity to continue developing your relationship with each servicer, ask questions, and provide feedback.





53. Results of the Higher Education Regulations Study

Target Audience: All attendees

Session Description: The HEOA charged the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (ACSFA) with conducting a review and analysis to determine whether regulations affecting higher education are overly burdensome, duplicative, no longer necessary, or in conflict with other regulations, and to suggest ways in which these regulations could be streamlined, improved, or eliminated. Following several rounds of data collection from the community, including a web-based survey of both senior executives and office administrators on campuses nationwide, ACSFA released a preliminary findings report in September 2011 and the final report was released recently. ACSFA staff will present and discuss the findings and recommendations from the study and next steps following the reports.





54. Financial Access, Education, & Consumer Protection for Students

Target Audience: All attendees

Session Description: Officials from Treasury, FDIC, and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will discuss federal efforts to improve Americans' financial capability and decision-making through financial access, financial education, and consumer protection strategies. They will highlight efforts of particular importance to students, such as identifying safe, affordable, and appropriate financial products and services; saving for college; and making informed borrowing decisions. Specific topics include private education loans, prepaid debit cards, and federally-insured deposit accounts, among others. This session is only offered once, so you won't want to miss it.





55. Supporting Unaccompanied Homeless Youth in Accessing Higher Education

Target Audience: All attendees

Session Description: This session will explain the relevant points from the Education for Homeless Children and Youth section of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, including definitions and school district processes of outreach, identification, enrollment and coordination of services. It will also discuss the FAFSA dependency waiver for verified unaccompanied homeless youth and various initiatives and resources available to support them in accessing higher education.

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56. Two Factor Authentication

Target Audience: All attendees

Session Description: This session will discuss FSA’s upcoming rollout of a Two Factor Authentication (TFA) process that institutions will use to access FSA systems and data. The discussion will include the goals of TFA, schedule, training, and token registration. Institutions’ Primary Destination Point Administrators (P-DPA), COD Security Administrators, and Financial Aid Administrators are strongly encouraged to attend this session.





57. Low-Cost Tips to Improve Student Data Security and Privacy

Target Audience: All attendees

Session Description: This presentation will begin with a discussion on the privacy laws that apply to postsecondary educational institutions and Federal student data, e.g., the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Privacy Act of 1974, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and the E-Government Act of 2002. This session will also provide practical budget-friendly privacy and security measures aimed at protecting student data. Session attendees will be asked to take a quick self-assessment quiz which will help to identify their “Identity Theft IQ.” The presenters will provide a mix of technical and non-technical controls which can be implemented by attendees at their institutions.





58. Computer Data - Cracks & Leaks

Target Audience: All attendees

Session Description: What happens after a breach of an institution’s computer systems? This session will discuss the actions that an institution should be prepared to take in the event of a breach in computer security, especially if the breach resulted in (or could have resulted in) the release of protected privacy data. Topics to be discussed include - credit monitoring, insurance requirements, and legal ramifications. This presentation will also include information on how institutions can work with their students, faculty, staff, and others who may be impacted if there is a breach of computer security. The panel will include representatives from institutions and from a guaranty agency.





59. Protecting Students' Information from Unauthorized Access

Target Audience: All attendees

Session Description: This session will address FSA’s goal of ensuring that Financial Aid Administrators understand and are able to understand and convey ways to protect against identity theft and other invasions of a person’s private information. Financial Aid Administrators will learn the importance of protecting identity, how hackers steal identities and what they do with that information, the rights one has if their identity has been compromised, and tips to avoid identity theft.





60. Protect Your School from Fraud in Distance Education Programs

Target Audience: All attendees

Session Description: This session will explore how schools with online distance education programs can protect themselves from being victims of student aid fraud rings. This panel discussion, with representatives from schools offering distance education programs, the Office of Postsecondary Education, and the Office of the Inspector General, will explore methods used by schools to detect and prevent fraudulent activities, a school's statutory and regulatory requirements, and the Office of the Inspector General's experience and perspective on this type of fraud.





Birds of a Feather Sessions



BOF 1 - Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Session Description: This session will provide an opportunity for attendees who work at HBCUs to meet collectively with FSA's Small and Under-Resourced Schools Division staff. Information will be shared regarding current and proposed FSA legislative and policy issues and their impact upon the institutions and the students they serve. HBCU institutional staff will have an opportunity to provide feedback regarding current FSA/SURSD training initiatives as well as suggestions and recommendations for future activities.

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BOF 2 - Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

Session Description: This session will provide an opportunity for attendees who work at HSIs to meet collectively with FSA's Small and Under-Resourced School Division staff. Information will be shared regarding current and proposed FSA legislative and policy issues and their impact upon the institutions and the students they serve. HSI institutional staff will have an opportunity to provide feedback regarding current FSA/SURSD training initiatives as well as suggestions and recommendations for future activities.

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BOF 3 - Tribally-Controlled Colleges and Universities

Session Description: This session will provide an opportunity for Tribally-Controlled Colleges and Universities to meet collectively with FSA's Small and Under-Resourced School Division staff. Information will be shared regarding current and proposed FSA legislative and policy issues and their impact upon the institutions and the students they serve. Institutions will have an opportunity to provide feedback regarding current FSA/SURSD training initiatives as well as suggestions and recommendations for future activities.

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BOF 4 - Career Colleges

Session Description: This session will provide Career Colleges an opportunity to meet with their peers and FSA staff to discuss and share ideas, including strategies and best practices.

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BOF 5 - Community Colleges

Session Description: This session will provide an opportunity for those who work at Community Colleges to meet collectively to discuss best practices, current challenges, and opportunities.





BOF 6 - Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Session Description: This session will provide an opportunity for institutions with approved programs and those seeking to have programs approved to share ideas, best practices and experiences. Join us for a discussion on these important programs for students with intellectual disabilities.





BOF 7 - PII & Security:

Session Description: This discussion will include the top 10 most dangerous places for Social Security Numbers, the motivation for identity theft, the University Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Checklist, the Guaranty Agency PII Checklist, and best practices for protecting PII.





BOF 8 - Bursars and Business Officers

Session Description: This session will provide an opportunity for bursars and other staff to meet and discuss issues important to the business office, including the cash management rules.










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