Session 2B

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Where Do I Find It and
What Do I Do With It?
Allene Begley Curto
Springfield College School of Human
Services
What Are the Tools?
• Your bookshelf (hard copy and/or
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electronic)
Web sites
News Updates
Listserves
FA Associations and Conferences
Webinars
Bookshelf
• FSA Handbook
• Application and Verification Guide
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(AVG)
SAR/ISIR Guide
Policy and Procedures Manual
IRS Publication 17
EdPubs
Web Sites
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IFAP http://ifap.ed.gov
NSLDS http://www.nslds.ed.gov
DL (borrowers) https://studentloans.gov
IRS http://www.irs.gov/
NASFAA http://www.nasfaa.org
Regional Associations, ex: www.easfaa.org
State Associations, ex: http://www.vasfaavt.org/
More Web sites….
• Selective Service http://www.sss.gov/
• Americorps http://www.americorps.gov/
• VA – GI Bill http://www.gibill.va.gov
• AACRAO http://www.aacrao.org/
• FinAid http://www.finaid.org/
...and look for even MORE Web
Sites!
• Servicer sites
• Lender sites
• Guarantor sites
• ELM
• Lumina Foundation
• CAEL (Council for Adults and Experiential
Learning)
NEWS UPDATES
• Inside Higher ED
http://www.insidehighered.com/home
• Chronicle of Higher Education
http://chronicle.com
• IFAP weekly digest and Electronic
Announcements
• NASFAA NEWS
LISTSERVES
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IFAP notices
NASFAA
Regional Association
State Association
FAMS
Finaid-L mailto:[email protected]
WEBINARS
• Attend?
• Access later?
• Get someone else to attend and pick
their brain?
IFAP
• IFAP http://ifap.ed.gov
• FSA Handbook
• Announcements
• Worksheets and Tools
• Trainings
• Links
• EdPubs
THE BASICS OF NSLDS
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What do we see on NSLDS?
How is data sent and received?
Loans
Grants
Enrollment
Transfer Monitoring
NSLDS Exit Counseling
THE BASICS OF NSLDS
• Loans
 Aggregate limits
 Annual Limits
 Loan Periods
 Pending Disbursements
• Grants
 Pell
 ACG/Smart
 Iraq/Afghanistan Service Grant?
THE BASICS OF NSLDS
• Enrollment
Reporting
Enrolled at other school
• Transfer Monitoring
Adding records
Reviewing Records
• NSLDS Exit Counseling
Data Sources
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Schools
US Department of Education
Guarantee Agencies
Lenders
Loan Servicers
Student Loan Clearinghouse
NSLDS Logon
Organization
Contact
Information
It is important to keep
your contacts up
to date on the NSLDS
Organization Contact List Page
NSLDS uses Contacts from this page for important notifications
NSLDS
Transfer Monitoring
NSLDS Transfer Monitoring Process
Q: Who do you add?
A: Everyone who is not a freshman
who never attended before!
Who Reviews?
 Updated Wednesday night so check
Thursday am!
Help! There’s an Alert!
• Monitor the Pell and loan
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amounts
Reduce the Pell or loan at
your school if necessary
Other school should be
contacted if student disputes
amount of Pell or loan
received at other school
Check COD – may be more
current than NSLDS!
NSLDS Exit Counseling
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NSLDS Newsletter # 26
Official/Current Record of ALL Federal loans
Introduces student to the NSLDS site
Repayment Calculators
Links to loan Holders (where available)
School can get Reports
Automatic Compliance Updates
NSLDS Postscreenings
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Aggregate Limits
Overpayments
Defaults
Discharges
Bankruptcies
NSLDS Postscreenings
• Review all CPS generated ISIRs
• Review NSLDS record on postcreenings
with a “negative” message
• Resolve the issue(s)!
Default(s) added/cleared
Satisfactory repayment added/removed
Exceeded subsidized or combined
aggregate/No longer exceeding
Keys
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Success!
• Review NSLDS data on ISIR,
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NSLDS postscreenings and
NSLDS transfer monitoring
Review electronic
announcements and new
postings on IFAP at least
weekly
Make the FSA Handbook your
friend
Use your FAMS
Monitor, monitor, monitor
Document, document, document
RESOURCES
• Network with peers
• Document what you’re told! Auditors
don’t accept “but Suzie said…!”
• Check out the web sites to which you
send students!
• Check out your own web site! What are
you telling them? What are others
telling them?
Questions?
Allene Begley Curto
Associate Director of Financial Aid
Springfield College School of Human Services
[email protected]
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