Mapping Your Future: Training for new financial aid professionals at FSA conference


Training for new financial aid professionals at FSA conference

By Catherine Mueller

September 26, 2019

If you are new to financial aid - welcome!

If you have recently joined this profession, you probably feel like you have a lot to learn. You're in luck because the Department of Education is offering training for new financial aid administrators. The Dec. 2 day-long training session will precede the FSA Training Conference, which runs Dec. 3 through Dec. 6 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada.

According to a Sept. 26 Electronic Announcement, the training will cover the following topics:

  • Operating in FAA Access to Central Processing System (CPS) Online - The Basics and Scenarios
  • Student Eligibility
  • Need Analysis and Packaging (Operational Basics of Title IV)
  • Operating in COD Web - The Basics and Scenarios
  • Operating in the NSLDS® website - The Basics and Scenarios
  • Conclusion, Resources, Questions and Answers

The day will conclude with suggested tracks that will outline recommended sessions throughout the FSA Training Conference.

To participate, new FAAs should complete a registration form.

Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, as an introductory-level training session, we ask that schools limit registration to staff who are new to the financial aid office.

For questions about the New FAA Pre-Conference Training, contact Michael Ruggless at