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Business and Policy Areas
Business and Policy Areas

Presentations from ED's Financial Aid Conference Now Available Online

December 8, 2017

The Department of Education recently held its annual Federal Student Aid Training Conference in Orlando, with more than 5,500 higher education financial aid professionals in attendance. The conference included more than 50 different educational sessions on a wide range of topics, including a keynote address where FSA Chief Operating Officer Dr. A. Wayne Johnson announced that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will soon be available via mobile app.

Slides and audio recordings of the conference sessions are available online. While the majority of the sessions were aimed at financial aid staff, some should be of particular interest to business office staff. Those include:

  • General Session 2: Federal Update
  • General Session 4: Keynote Address: FSA Chief Operating Officer Dr. A. Wayne Johnson
  • Session 3: eCB is Moving to COD
  • Session 8: Administering Disbursement
  • Session 15: Regulatory Relief Listening Session (Parts 1, 2, and 3)
  • Session 16: Third-Party Servicers and Your Campus
  • Session 17: Cash Management Regulations Overview
  • Session 20: Top 10 Important Facts You Should Know About the Federal Perkins Loan Program
  • Session 26: Program Review Essentials and Top 10 Compliance Findings
  • Session 29: Complying with the Clery Act and Related Laws
  • Session 32: Findings in Financial Literacy


Bryan Dickson
Senior Policy Analyst