Mapping Your Future: Training available on FISAP as deadline nears


Training available on FISAP as deadline nears

By Catherine Mueller

August 31, 2023

Department of Education offers online training for financial aid professionals

With only a few short weeks away for the deadline, it's time to get ready to complete the application and reporting paperwork to participate in federal financial aid programs.

In an August 25 Dear Colleague Letter, (DCL), the U.S. Department of Education announced the availability of Federal Student Aid's online training module that assists with completing the Fiscal Operations Report for 2022-23 and the Application to Participate for 2024-25 (FISAP).

This FISAP is available on the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) website. According to the Department, the deadline to submit the FISAP is September 29, 2023, for those schools requesting Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and Federal Work-Study (FWS) program funds for the 2024-25 award year and/or that had either FSEOG and FWS expenditures or Federal Perkins Loan activity for the 2022-23 award year.

In the DCL, the Department said the training covers sections of the FISAP and reviews commonly made errors when completing the form. The training is intended for financial aid and business office staff who are responsible for completing the FISAP, especially those who are new to completing the form.

To access the training, log in to the FSA Training Center with your username and password. After logging in, select “Training Courses” from the main menu bar. From the drop-down menu that appears, choose “FISAP Training" and then select "Start Here" to launch the course.