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1. What is the date and location of the annual Federal Student Aid Training Conference (FSATC)?

2. Why did FSATC go virtual again?

3. Will the Virtual 2021 FSATC be Accessible?

4. What is the TIME ZONE for the 2021 Virtual FASTC?

5. When does registration open and close?

6. What is the cost to register for the FSATC?

7. How do I find the training sessions offered and the agenda?

8. Which sessions have Q&A?

9. Why does it take so long for FSA to announce the conference date and location?

10. Why is there only one conference which makes it crowded?

11. My question is still not answered. Now what?



1. What is the date and location of the annual Federal Student Aid Training Conference (FSATC)?
The 2021 Virtual FSATC will be held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2021 on a virtual platform. For planning your attendance at future conferences, the annual conference is held the week after Thanksgiving from Tuesday to Thursday.

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2. Why did FSATC go virtual again?
Federal Student Aid is committed to providing a safe and meaningful training experience for you amid the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) emergency. We are pleased to announce that the 2021 FSA Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals will be delivered virtually and will feature dynamic keynote addresses, engaging general forums, and informative breakout sessions. Spread the word to your colleagues throughout the financial aid community!

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3. Will the Virtual 2021 FSATC be Accessible?
Yes, all sessions will be Closed Captioned, 508 compliant and all of the power point presentations can be modified to meet your visual needs.

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4. What is the TIME ZONE for the 2021 Virtual FASTC?
All sessions will take place in the Eastern timezone.

5. When does registration open and close?
Registration will open Oct. 18, 2021 and will remain open through Dec. 2, 2021.

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6. What is the cost to register for the FSATC?
This is a free conference; there is no cost to register.

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7. How do I find the training sessions offered and the agenda?
Please visit FSA's conference website Session and Agenda page Coming Soon

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8. Which sessions have Q&A?

The sessions that provide Live Q&A via chat are listed on the agenda and will have an icon attached to the chat box that will indicate that a live chat is available.

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9. Why does it take so long for FSA to announce the conference date and location?
Changes relating to contract procurements and the budget affect the length of the process. Once the process begins it takes approximately three months to complete.

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10. Why is there only one conference which makes it crowded?
There is only one conference because of reduced federal funds, restrictions on government conferences, and reduced government travel budgets.

11. My question is still not answered. Now what?
Please e-mail fsaconferences@ed.gov or call 202-377-3633 to speak with a conference staff member.

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