Arizona Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
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19 April 2014  

REGULATORY MATRIX
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Name of Organization Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
Information Medium IFAP provides information on the web, sent via e-mail through member services and requested paper publications.
Nature of Information IFAP is a site for FSA professionals, lenders, institutions and guarantee agencies. The IFAP online library contains technical publications, regulations and policy guidance on the administration of the FSA programs. Member Service provides a weekly subscription e-mail service that summarizes all IFAP postings for the previous week and includes hyperlinks to the documents for easy reference. The Search Tool permits you to enter a topic and receive a list of publications containing information on your subject.
Cost Free - Member Services with Password
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Daily
Website/Physical Address http://ifap.ed.gov/

Name of Organization Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs (OSFAP)
Information Medium OSFAP provides resources on the web.
Nature of Information The 1998 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Programs established a Performance Based Organization to administer the FSA programs. This web page will keep you informed on changes to the programs and within the U.S. Department of Education. The Federal Student Aid Information Center helps students complete the application and provides the public with free information about the FSA programs. The Direct Loan website offers a variety of interactive tools for students, including a repayment calculator and direct access to loan account information.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Updated periodically
Website/Physical Address http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/

Name of Organization U.S. Department of Education
Information Medium My.ED.gov provides resources on the web.
Nature of Information My.ED.gov provides current news, resources for students and financial aid professionals, FSA policy and educational resources.
Cost Free - Member Services with Password
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.my.ed.gov

Name of Organization U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General (OIG)
Information Medium My.ED.gov/OIG provides resources on the web.
Nature of Information To promote the efficiency, effectiveness and integrity of the U.S. Department of Education's programs and operations, the OIG conducts independent and objective audits, investigations, inspections and other activities. Information in reference to these actions are noted on their web site.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Updated periodically
Website/Physical Address http://www.ed.gov/offices/OIG/

Name of Organization U.S. Department of Education School Channel
Information Medium Provides links and resources on the web
Nature of Information School Channels provides links to sites regarding training, a FSA reference library, access to student data, publication, FSA News, and related web sites.
Cost Free - User Name and Password required.
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://sfa4schools.sfa.ed.gov/

Name of Organization Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
Information Medium OPE provides resources on the web.
Nature of Information Includes comprehensive information about federal student aid, including the FAFSA and the Federal (Title IV) School Code Search page. There's also information on HOPE Scholarships and other education tax credits and provisions, as well as links to other higher education resources for students. Also, provides a reference guide to programs administered by OPE. Provides links to colleges and universities, two-year community colleges, minority-serving institutions and trade and technical schools.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/
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Government/Legislative

Name of Organization Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (ACSFA)
Information Medium ACSFA's website provides resources on the web.
Nature of Information ACSFA is an independent committee created by Congress to advise and counsel Congress and the Secretary of Education on student aid policy. Their web site provides information on Title IV modernization, simplification of law and regulations, distance education, and early information and needs assessment for high school students.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Monthly
Website/Physical Address http://www.ed.gov/offices/AC/ACSFA/

Name of Organization United States Government Printing Office (GPO)
Information Medium GPO website provides resources on the web.
Nature of Information The GPO website provides an online bookstore and library services to include CFRs, Federal Registers published since 1994, Congressional Records and Bills, and U.S. Code.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.access.gpo/

Name of Organization Occupational Outlook Handbook (Dictionary of Occupational
Information Medium This website provides resources on the web.
Nature of Information The Career Guide to Industries provides information on available careers by industry, including the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings and benefits, employment outlook, and lists of organizations that can provide additional information. This site provides the Occupation Resource Codes used for completion of the institution's Program Participation Agreement.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://stats.bls.gov/oco/oco1001.htm

Name of Organization Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Information Medium This website provides resources on the web
Nature of Information The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee writes and revises Title IV of the Higher Education Act and other education-related legislation. The Committee's website includes information on issues before the Committee, Committee hearings and mark-ups and legislation pending before and passed by the Committee. There are also links to Committee member websites and the Committee's press office.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Updated Monthly
Website/Physical Address http://labor.senate.gov/

Name of Organization General Accounting Office Home Page (GAO)
Information Medium GAO website provides resources on the web and e-mail alerts
Nature of Information The GAO is the investigative arm of Congress. This office evaluates federal programs and activities including, but not limited to, the Title IV programs. It provides Congress with financial audits, program reviews and evaluations, analyses, legal opinions, and investigative reports, which are posted on this web site.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.gao.gov

Name of Organization Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet
Information Medium Thomas provides resources on the web
Nature of Information The Thomas database provides Federal legislative information to the Internet public and includes the activities of the 107th Congress and historical documents from the Library of Congress.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Updated daily
Website/Physical Address http://thomas.loc.gov/
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Associations of SFA Administrators

Name of Organization National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Information Medium NASFAA provides resources on the web, through e-mail and paper
Nature of Information NASFAA provides financial aid professionals with continual legislative news, regulatory updates, and association news from a number of sources. The website also provides management and counseling tools, training, a forms bank, and other useful resources.
Cost Annual Membership Dues and Password
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Daily
Website/Physical Address http://www.nasfaa.org/Home.asp

Name of Organization Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA)
Information Medium WASFAA provides resources on the web.
Nature of Information WASFAA provides financial aid professionals, lenders, and guaranty agencies with updated news, training sessions, and links to additional websites.
Cost Annual Membership Dues and Password
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.wasfaa.org/wasfaa/main.html

Name of Organization Arizona Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA)
Information Medium AASFAA provides resources on the web and a listserve.
Nature of Information AASFAA provides financial aid professionals, lenders, and guaranty agencies with information regarding the organization, training and conference updates, and membership data.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.aasfaa.org/
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College Associations and Publications

Name of Organization Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (ACPE)
Information Medium ACPE provides resources on the web.
Nature of Information ACPE supports and assists Arizona's citizens and educational institutions in education awareness and in preparing students for postsecondary achievement through effective policy analysis, communication and financial aid program administration. Included at this website are links to the Arizona College & Career Guide, Financial Aid Resource Links and Private Postsecondary Student Financial Assistance Program (PFAP).
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.acpe.asu.edu/

Name of Organization Career College Association (CCA)
Information Medium CCA provides resources on the web.
Nature of Information CCA is a voluntary membership organization of private, postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. Their website provides legislative and regulatory updates, and conference and scholarship information.
Cost Annual Membership Dues and Password
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.career.org/

Name of Organization The Chronicle of Higher Education
Information Medium The Chronicle provides publication on the web.
Nature of Information The Chronicle is the number one news source for college and university faculty members and administrators. This publication provides articles on information technology, distance education, teaching, publishing, government and politics, science and students.
Cost Subscription Cost of $75.00 Annually or $40.50 Semi-annually
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Daily
Website/Physical Address http://chronicle.com/

Name of Organization Student Aid News
Information Medium Newsletter available in hard copy only
Nature of Information The newsletter focuses on congressional and U.S. Department of Education actions affecting the Title IV student financial aid programs.
Cost $319 Annually
Online and/or Paper Hard copy
Frequency of Updates Weekly
Website/Physical Address Aspen Publications. P.O. Box 1453, Alexandria, Va. 22313-2053 Phone # (800) 638-8437)
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Guarantee Agencies and Loan Program Associations

Name of Organization National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs (NCHELP)
Information Medium NCHELP provides resources on the web.
Nature of Information NCHELP represents a nationwide network of guaranty agencies, secondary markets, lenders, loan services and schools involved in the administration of the Federal Family Education Loan Program. Their website provides e-library, Hill Happenings, and NCHELP Initiatives.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.nchelp.org/

Name of Organization National Student Loan Program (NSLP)
Information Medium NSLP provides resources on the web and through e-mail
Nature of Information NSLP provides resources for students, lenders, and schools. Students and schools may access an educational planning system, a loan inquiry system, and entrance and exit counseling. In addition, Newsbriefs includes information about application processing, default prevention tips, timely student loan program changes, industry news and advance notice on upcoming events, conferences and training.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.nslp.org/

Name of Organization EdFund
Information Medium EdFund provides resources on the web and through e-mail
Nature of Information EdFund provides daily updates on new topics and notifies subscribers of all newly published notices from the U.S. Department of Education. Students may acquire information about College Planning and Financial Aid information. Schools and lenders will find additional reference information to FA programs, loan management, forms, and publications.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Daily
Website/Physical Address http://www.edfund.org/

Name of Organization SallieMae
Information Medium SallieMae provides resource information on the web.
Nature of Information SallieMae provides funds for educational loans, primarily federally guaranteed student loans originated under the Federal Education Loan Program. Their website provides a quick access link, scholarship search, and school and borrowers information.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Daily
Website/Physical Address http://www.salliemae.com/

Name of Organization USAGroup
Information Medium USA Group provides resource information on the web
Nature of Information USA Group provides resource information, federal updates, and a link to the Sallie Mae website as well as other resources websites.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.usagroup.com/
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Resources for FA Professionals and Students

Name of Organization FinAid
Information Medium Provides resources on the web
Nature of Information FinAid provides financial aid professionals and students with information in reference to loans, scholarships, the financial aid process, college testing and admissions, and a FinAid Newsletter, which presents financial aid tips and advise.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.finaid.org/

Name of Organization FAA ACCESS Online
Information Medium Provides information on the web
Nature of Information FAA ACCESS Online provides FA Professionals with the ability to view students' SAR data, check the status of batches, and view student's year-to- date ISIR records.
Cost Free-required personal ID and PIN numbers
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Daily
Website/Physical Address http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/FAA/faa.htm

Name of Organization e-GRANTS
Information Medium Portal website for electronic grants.
Nature of Information e-GRANTS provides access to all of the Department's web-based grant systems. The website provides grant performance reports, newsletters, and additional links.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Updated periodically
Website/Physical Address http://e-grants.ed.gov/egHome.asp

Name of Organization Federal Pell Grant on the Web
Information Medium Provides record information on the web
Nature of Information Financial Aid Professionals and Servicers may use this website to verify batch statuses, submit data requests, check account balances, enter institution records or enter post-deadline data records via the Internet.
Cost Free - Requires TG# and Password
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Daily
Website/Physical Address http://www.pellgrantonline.ed.gov

Name of Organization Direct Loan Origination Online
Information Medium Provides information on the web
Nature of Information Direct Loan Origination Online provides recent updates, announcements, technical information, system overview and additional links regarding the Director Loan Program
Cost Free - Requires a Login ID
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Daily
Website/Physical Address http://lo-online.ed.gov/unsecure/index.shtml

Name of Organization Direct Loan Servicing Online
Information Medium Provides information on the web
Nature of Information Direct Loan Servicing Online provides information for student in reference to the Direct Loan Program. Students may access their account information, ask questions and download forms.
Cost Free - Certain Resource Items Require a PIN Number
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Daily
Website/Physical Address http://loanconsolidation.ed.gov/

Name of Organization Direct Consolidation Loans
Information Medium Provides information on the web
Nature of Information Direct Consolidation Loans provides information on the consolidation process, the school's role in consolidation, the benefits to the borrower, how consolidation affects a borrowers loan limits, and how the consolidation affects a school's default ratio.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Daily
Website/Physical Address http://loan consolidation.ed.gov/school/school.shtml

Name of Organization National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Information Medium A restricted website to view student's loan history.
Nature of Information NSLDS provides information in reference to loans and grants awarded to students under the Title IV Program. The website permits FA administrators to view disbursements, repayments, delinquency and closure of FSA funds.
Cost Free-Requires a User ID and Password
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Daily
Website/Physical Address http://www.nsldsfap.ed.gov/secure/logon.asp

Name of Organization PIN Registration
Information Medium Provides information on the web.
Nature of Information PIN Registration provides information about the PIN system and how to obtain a PIN number. In addition, this website provides Financial Aid information to students and a copy of the Student Guide.
Cost Free - requires a PIN Number for Access to Some Areas
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Daily
Website/Physical Address http://www.pin.ed.gov/

Name of Organization Selective Service System
Information Medium Provides information on the web
Nature of Information The Selective Service System website provides the ability to register, registration information, news, publications and forms.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Daily
Website/Physical Address http://www.sss.gov/

Name of Organization Regs & Publications (Veterans)
Information Medium Provides information on the web
Nature of Information This site provides updated information in reference to VA regulations, policy, forms, and other links about the Veterans Association.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.gibill.va.gov/education/Regs.htm

Name of Organization The INS Online (Immigration and Naturalization Service)
Information Medium INS Online provides information on the web
Nature of Information INS Online provides immigration forms, information on INS laws and regulations, and other governmental links.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Daily
Website/Physical Address http:/www.ins.gov/graphics/index.htm

Name of Organization Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Information Medium IRS provides information on the web
Nature of Information The IRS provides tax information, forms and the ability to use the e-file options of the tax system.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.irs.gov/

Name of Organization FSA Technical Support
Information Medium Technical Resource information on the web.
Nature of Information FSA Technical Support is a customer service website, which contains general descriptions of FSA's systems, as well as frequently asked questions and tips. Also, provides information on how to subscribe to and use the e-mail listserv for technical inquiries.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Online
Frequency of Updates Updated periodically
Website/Physical Address http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/sfatech/
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Training

Name of Organization FSA University
Information Medium FSA University provides training information on the web
Nature of Information FSA University provides current and upcoming training by ED, as well as, links for online registration and downloads of training materials, including FSA COACH. Also contains FSA workshop dates and registration information.
Cost Free
Online and/or Paper Both
Frequency of Updates Updated on a regular basis
Website/Physical Address http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/sfau/

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