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Session 29

Financial Aid Professionals


(FAP) Portal and Beyond

Marcello Rojtman
Objectives
Onl ine Resourc e tool s
Financial A id
Profess ionals -FAP Port al
Inf ormation for Financial
Aid P rof es sionals - I FA P
Li st Se rve
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

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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

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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
– Type Phrase or Word
•Select the “Advanced” link
for Advance Search

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FAP Portal – Search
Advance Search

Type Key
phrase or
Word
Select Area
Select
“Search
Now”

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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
– Inf ormation for Financial
Aid P rof es sionals - I FA P
Li st Se rve
– 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.

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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 an
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. Select Click Here to Register

5. 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
– Fi nanci al A id Prof essio nal s -
FAP Portal
– Inf ormation f or Fin anc ial Ai d
Prof essi onals - IFAP
List S er ve
– FSA Tech

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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 tools
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
– 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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