Updated integrated regulations available on TG Online
TG is pleased to announce the availability of a new integrated regulations compilation for our customers. The new compilation incorporates changes from the final rules that were published on October 23, 2008 (see previous article).
Since the changes in the October 23 final rules affect only portions of the Title IV regulations, TG has created a separate file incorporating changes to the following parts:
- Part 682 — Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, and
- Part 685 — William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.
This file is titled "Integrated Regulations Parts 682 and 685 (October 2008)."
Note that the regulations compilation that includes changes from the November 1, 2007, final rules is also available, and is titled "Integrated Regulations Parts 600, 668, 682, and 685 (November 2007)."
The PDF shows the language that has been removed (stricken) as well as language that has been added (underlined). The language is color coded to indicate the final rule package from which it originates. Additionally, each part, section, and appendix has been bookmarked for easy navigation.
Accessing the bookmarked integrated regulations
To access this practical research tool, visit TG Online at www.tgslc.org/policy/intreg.cfm.
For questions about the updated integrated regulations, contact TG customer assistance at (800) 845-6267, or send an message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mark your calendar for TG's webinars on its new lender survey tool, List AssistSM
List AssistSM, TG's forthcoming lender survey tool, provides a convenient, electronic way to gather lender information for a recommended or suggested lender list. TG will offer two webinars on List Assist in early November. The webinars will profile the product's features and highlight its key benefits for schools, lenders, and borrowers.
Among other things, participants will learn about:
- List Assist's online process for generating, communicating, and managing lender surveys;
- Its library of assessment questions that can be tailored to individual campus needs; and
- Reports that document survey results and offer a downloadable record for future reference.
Join in the discussion about List Assist by attending one of the webinar sessions listed below.
Tuesday, November 4
10:00 - 11:00 a.m., CDT
Wednesday, November 5 (repeat)
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., CDT
To register for a List Assist webinar, visit TG Online at www.tgslc.org/training/webinars/webinars0811.cfm.
For questions about the webinar
If you have any questions regarding the upcoming webinar, please contact Lisa Felder, external product training coordinator, at email@example.com. If you need technical assistance with TG's products, please contact TG's product support team at (800) 332-1455, or send an to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about List Assist
To view an online demo of List Assist, visit TG Online at www.tgslc.org/products/index.cfm and click TG List Assist Demo in the right column.
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Learn, grow, lead: Find out how TG's Financial Aid Leadership Symposium can help you hone your leadership skills
Leadership workshops designed specifically for financial aid professionals are few and far between. In fact, TG's Financial Aid Leadership Symposium is unique in its complete focus on the skills needed to be a leader in the financial aid arena.
TG has been offering this week-long training since 2006. Alumni regularly hail the workshop for its mix of interactive sessions and open forums on real-world issues of a financial aid office. Like many other participants, Bridgette Ingram of Texas A&M University says the Symposium helped renew her commitment to the mission of financial aid.
"I think the training brought back that excitement we all have about financial aid," said Ingram. "When I reflect on the week I spent at the Symposium, there are so many things that I have put into practice since I came back to work."
Over the course of a week, the Symposium offers a series of workshops on the principles of good leadership. Among other things, participants learn how to build trust, motivate staff, and create a vision for a team. The great advantage to attendees is that they learn these concepts partly by discussing issues drawn from their own work experiences.
TG has set training dates for the 2009 Financial Aid Leadership Symposium, which will be held February 2-6 in Round Rock, Texas.
A network of colleagues for life
Ingram notes other key benefits of the Symposium.
"The training cohort was small enough that I got some really valuable interaction and could share ideas with colleagues," said Ingram. "We also formed a great network that I still use today."
Symposium participants work in small groups and make individual presentations on particular topics. Throughout the week, attendees get the feedback of experts in various fields like policy and training.
Besides grooming participants to be more effective leaders, the Symposium offers other benefits, including an informal network of peers who stay in touch via . Graduates use the network to seek advice or feedback on particular issues.
Attendees enjoy the freeing atmosphere of the Symposium, which encourages candid discussion on current challenges in the industry or at the office.
TG senior corporate trainer Tom Rebstock describes the Symposium's benefits this way: "I believe the Symposium plays an important role in these times of rapid change in the financial aid industry," he said. "We're continuously improving the agenda to maintain a fresh leadership curriculum that is customized within the context of a financial aid office."
Attending the 2009 Symposium
To enhance the hands-on learning environment, enrollment in the Symposium is limited to a small, diverse cohort of selected applicants.
To apply, complete an application on TG Online at www.tgslc.org/training/leaders.
The application deadline is December 1, 2008. The fee for the Symposium is $1,000 per participant and includes the full week of classes and materials, as well as hotel accommodations and selected meals.
To learn more about TG's Financial Aid Leadership Symposium, visit TG Online at www.tgslc.org/training/leaders. You can also contact Tom Rebstock at (800) 252-9743, ext. 2835, or send an message to email@example.com.
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