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System Enhancement for New Deferment Code

NSLDS Posts Reporting Guide and Implements CCRAA Requirements

Draft 2009-10 FAFSA Released for Comment

Common Manual Policy Modifications

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People News

Congratulations to Marian Benner, financial aid assistant at Rose State College, who retired from her position in September. Marian has worked in the financial aid office since 1984. She and her husband live in Midwest City and are planning a move to Laverne, Oklahoma in the near future. She will be missed.

Events Calendar

Contact OGSLP if there's an event you’d like us to highlight.

Reminder: OASFAA won't hold a fall conference this year. The next OASFAA Conference is scheduled for spring 2009.

October 10
OASFAA Training
Norman, Okla.

October 17
ASLP Webinar for Financial Aid Administrators

October 21
Tulsa, Okla.

October 24
Oklahoma City, Okla.

October 27
Deadline for submitting 2009-10 FAFSA comments

October 28-31
FSA Conference
Dallas, Texas

December 2-5
FSA Conference
Las Vegas, Nev.

December 10-12
SWASFAA Conference
Little Rock, Ark.

October 8, 2008

OGSLP Offers Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Training Workshops

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Is your head swimming with all of the changes due to the HEOA? Plan to attend one of OGSLP's HEOA trainings, which will be offered in Tulsa on October 21 and in Oklahoma City on October 24.

>> Read more about OGSLP's HEOA training opportunities

President Signs Extension of the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008

President Bush signed into law a one-year extension of the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008 (ECASLA) on October 7. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 6889 on September 15 with a vote of 368-4. In swift response, the Senate approved the House legislation two days later.

>> Read more about the ECASLA extension

Oklahoma Cohort Default Rate Remains Stable

Figures recently released by the Department of Education show that Oklahoma’s cohort default rate held steady despite significant rate increases in surrounding states.

>> Read more about Oklahoma's cohort default rate

ED Releases Reauthorization Implementation Plan

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The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) (Public Law 110-315), signed by President Bush on August 14, reauthorizes the programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA). The last HEA reauthorization occurred in 1998.

More information about HEOA implementation can be found on the Department of Education’s (ED) Web site. According to ED, this segment of the site will be updated as the implementation process continues.

ASLP Hosting FFELP Webinar for Schools

On October 17, America's Student Loan Providers (ASLP) will hold a Webinar for financial aid administrators to demonstrate the many attributes of the Family Federal Education Loan Program (FFELP).

>> Read more about the ASLP Webinar

ED Guidance May Require Schools to Review Cash Management Methods

Under guidance recently issued by the Department of Education (ED), a school may be required to re-evaluate its method of assessing institutional charges.

>> Read more about ED's cash management guidance

OASFAA Offers Fall Decentralized Training


OASFAA’s Fall Decentralized Training will be held October 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the University of Oklahoma campus. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

>> Read about OASFAA's fall training

Focus on HEOA: Military and Veteran Benefits

Over the next several months, OGSLP’s Online News will highlight various provisions contained in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). This month, we’ve provided a summary of the benefits for military service members and veterans.

>> Read about HEOA benefits for veterans and military personnel

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Making Work "Work": Resources for Busy Professionals

Experiencing burnout?

>> Read tips for avoiding burnout