Session 29

Financial Aid Professionals (FAP) Portal and Beyond Marcello Rojtman

Objectives
Onl ine Resourc e tool s

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Financial A id Profess ionals -FAP Port al Inf ormation for Financial Aid P rof es sionals - I FA P FSA Tech
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Online Resource Tools
Access Required to FSA Financial Aid Professionals (FAP) Portal and IFAP

Federal Register/Vol. 62 No.182 9/14/1997 Notice

Usage of FAP Portal and IFAP

FSA FAP Portal - over 10 Thousand Visitors a week IFAP – Over 100 Thousand Visitors a week 3

Financial Aid Professionals Portal
http://fsa4schools.ed.gov
The four parts of the Portal  Masthead  List of Links  FSA Calendar  FSA Headlines

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FAP Portal -- Masthead

The Masthead contains the following links:  Sear ch for simple or advanced search  My FSA for a customize look  Other L inks to access FSA related web sites  Help Center to access HELP,  FAQs, Contacts, Suggestions, Got a Question, About us  Feedback to send questions and comments  Priva cy Privacy Disclosure statement  IFAP – Online library

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FAP Portal – List of FSA Links
Three categories: Resources and T raining : Reference materials and training opportunities FAA Acces s t o S tudent Dat a: Student Application and Disbursement Information Part icipation and Funding: School Application and Disbursement Information

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FAP Portal – FSA Calendar
FSA Calendar Records: FSA Events Deadlines Training NPRMs 7

FAP Portal – FSA Calendar
View al l Cat egories in a mont h

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FAP Portal – FSA Calendar

View just one category in a mont h

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FAP Portal – FSA Calendar

View al l categori es in a day

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FAP Portal – FSA Calendar

View one category in a day

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FAP Portal – What’s New
NEW

View the newest calendar items

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FAP Portal – FSA Calendar Case Study
A FAA from the University of Miami is coordinating a training session for the Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. She was instructed that the training should not conflict with the Department of Education training in Region 4 or in the State of Florida. How can she confirm 12/16/2007 is a good date to have the training?

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FAP Portal – Search

• Basic Search

•Select the “Advanced” link
for Advance Search

– Type Phrase or Word

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FAP Portal – Search
Advance Search Type Key phrase or Word Select Area Select “Search Now” 15

FAP Portal – MY FSA
MyFSA My FSA Links MyBookmarks Change Password Logout

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FAP Portal – MY FSA

Register to Customize the FAP Portal

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FAP Portal – MY FSA
I would like to be able to personalize the FAP Portal. How would she begin?

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FAP Portal – FSA Headlines
• FSA Headlines:
– “FSA News” – “FSA Policy and Rule Change”

• Selecting the “More”

link allows one to view previous FSA Headlines

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FAP Portal – FSA Contact
The FSA Contact List is a service directory for the FSA community.

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FAP Portal – FSA Contact Case Study
Max from the University of Baltimore Needs assistance processing Funding Adjustments on ACG and National SMART Grant. Where should Max find were to go for help?

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Objectives
On lin e R esource t ools

– Fi nanci al A id Prof essio na ls FAP Portal

Li st Se rve

– Inf ormation for Financial Aid P rof es sionals - I FA P – FSA Tech

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Information for Financial Aid Professionals – IFAP http://ifap.ed.gov

Online library for Student Aid Professionals. Most up to date guidance to manage the Federal Student Aid Programs. 23

IFAP –Three Areas
• Masthead

• Web Pages and Functions

• Categorize Popular Publications /Web pages

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IFAP – Masthead

Help Center – Customer Service Call Center contact information, FAQ and more. What’s New – List publication that have are no more then 14 days old. Other links – Links to FSA related web sites. Feedback – form to send Questions and comments. FAP – link to the FAPPortal.

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IFAP – Web Pages and Functions
Search – Simple, Advanced Search and About this search Other Views – Current, Archived and By Topic view of Publications. FAP Portal Features – Links to FSA FAP Portal Member Services – Setting Email Notification and More

New

RSS – Web Feed Download Plug-ins and Viewers – readers for PDF, MS Word, MS Excel and More

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IFAP - RSS Web Feed
Receive the latest IFAP content links to your aggregator of choice within hours

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IFAP – Categorize Popular
Publications And Web Pages

Short cut to the Most Popular Publications

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IFAP – Current FSA Publication

Last three years of Publications Archive View for Older Publications

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IFAP – Publications by Topic
View IFA P’s content through index.

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IFAP – What’s New

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IFAP – Help Center (FAQ)

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IFAP – Member Service
•Notification of new content •Update Member Service Profile •Register to access •Different from MyFSA

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IFAP – Member Service -- Registration 1. Select Member Services 3. 5.
Select Click Here to Register Complete the IFAP User Registration form and select the Submit Registration Button

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IFAP – Member Service Subscription Service
48 Hour Weekly

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IFAP –

Member Service Case Study

Max has a new job. He would like to make sure his member service profile is updated with his new information. How does Max update the IFAP member service profile?  

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IFAP – Search Engine
•Search all IFAP
Content

•Sort Results By
Date or Relevance

•Blue Status Bar
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IFAP – Advance Search Engine
•Filter by Year •Filter by
Publication •Control Results

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IFAP – Searchable FSA Handbook

New

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Enhancements for IFAP and FAP Portal
• Redesign

– Implementing the latest web technology – Design for an ease of use

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Both the FAP Portal and IFAP web sites provide timely information to the Financial Aid Community regardless of time of day.
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Objectives
On lin e R esource to ols

List S er ve – FSA Tech

– Fi nanci al A id Prof essio nal s FAP Portal – Inf ormation f or Fin anc ial Ai d Prof essi onals - IFAP

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Listserv - FSA TECH
For technical questions about FSA systems, software, and mainframe products. Answers are researched by FSA systems developers and sent to everyone on the listserv.

To Sign up for FSA Tech or Change FSATECH Digest Options: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/services/fsatechsubscribe.htm For Assistance E-mail at webcommunications@ed.gov or call 1.800.433.7327 if you have any questions

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Summary
Onl ine Resource

Fin ancia l A id Pro fe ssio nals - F AP Porta l In fo rm ation fo r F in ancia l Aid Profe ssionals - IF AP Lis t Se rv e

tools

– FSA Tech

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IFAP and FAP Portal:
Please join us in the PC Lab for further discussion, questions, or demonstrations.

IFAP and FAP Portal:

Questions and Comments

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