Counselor Training

These annual financial aid workshops are presented for the high school guidance counselor, TRIO/GEAR UP program, Admissions & other Higher Education professionals.

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

We're in the Upside Down: The Stranger Things About Financial Aid

Free Counselor Training Opportunities

Past Events will be available on Youtube

FAFSA Changes Highlights
September 26, 2023 - 9:30am - 11:00am
"Yeah, well I actually kinda thought you'd be kinda mean and scary, too. In other news, flattery works with me here are the highlights of FAFSA Simplification changes." 
The changes to the FAFSA might feel like we're living in the Upside Down, but don't fear, this session will help make sense of Batter FAFSA, Better Future. 

Changes to Professional Judgment
October 17, 2023 - 9:30am - 11:00am
"Do you wanna be normal? Do you wanna be just like everyone else?"
Professional Judgment covers Special Circumstances and Unusual Circumstances when life is not "normal". Join us to hear about changes that have been made to Professional Judgment and find out the best ways to support your students througout these situations.

November 7, 2023 - 9:30am - 11:00am
"I need this phone and two weeks' advance. And a pack of Camels bunch of scholarships."
Join this panel of financial aid administrators as they share scholarship opportunities in the state, as well as tips for locating and applying for scholarships.

FSA ID Changes and Account Set-Up for Parents
Date TBD
Will be available in English and Spanish.
Registration Opening Soon

FSA ID Changes and FAFSA Completion
Date TBD
Registration Opening Soon

Financial Aid 102
Spring Date TBD
Registration Opening Soon

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