Overview of the Financial Aid 2014

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Cost: $199 per registrant (members and non-members)

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Back by popular demand in an accelerated format! This course introduces learners to basic financial aid concepts, categories and types of financial aid, the Title IV aid programs, and other federal sources of assistance to students. Week One content will include academic year, cost of attendance, expected family contribution.

Presentations, discussion topics, and quizzes will help participants understand how basic financial aid concepts interact and the importance of the various aid programs to their institutions. The Overview course is not only an effective training tool for new financial aid staff, it also offers your institution's non-financial aid staff a basic understanding of financial aid programs and requirements. NASFAA does not offer a credential for the Overview of the Financial Aid Programs course; however, this course provides an excellent foundation for advancement to additional courses that lead to a credential.

As a participant of this course you will be asked to: 

  • Review educational presentations
  • Complete learning assignments and quizzes
  • Participate in online discussions
  • Collaborate with other financial aid administrators  


  • Week 1
    • Academic Year
    • Cost of Attendance
    • Expected Family Contribution
    • Financial Need
    • FAFSA
    • Enrollment Status
    • Need-Based vs. Non Need-Based Aid 
  • Week 2
    • Title IV Grant Programs
    • Perkins Loans
    • Direct Loans
    • Borrower Eligibility
    • Annual/Aggregate Limits
    • Federal Work-Study Program
  • Week 3
    • State Aid
    • AmeriCorps
    • Assistance for Veterans
    • Student Assistance for Health Professionals

Important Dates

  • 06/02/14 Class Meeting #1 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm ET  
  • 06/09/14 Class Meeting #2 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm ET  
  • 06/16/14 Class Meeting #3 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm ET   

Cancellation Policy

We limit our online class size to ensure that we provide an effective, collaborative learning environment where participants receive experience and attention they need. Requests to cancel must be sent to nasfaa-u@nasfaa.org.  

By submitting your registration, you agree to the following cancellation schedule:  

  • $25 cancellation fee before May 30
  • $50 cancellation fee May 31- June 2

If you do not cancel by 6:00 am ET June 2, you will be responsible for the full amount of the registration fee. Medical emergencies will be re-scheduled to another available course with a doctor’s note. 

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