Class starts: September 16, 2014
Cost: $299 per registrant (members and non-members).
This course focuses on the campus-based programs (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Perkins Loans). The lessons on the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant delve into the selection groups required to award funds, the lessons on the Federal Work-Study Program highlight the community service requirements, and the lessons on the Federal Perkins Loan Program provide detailed information on disclosure and counseling requirements as well as repayment features. Presentations, discussion topics, quizzes and homework assignments reinforce key course concepts. A credential is provided after successfully completing and passing the credential test, which is available at the conclusion of the course and included in your course fee.
NASFAA University courses are 100% online with an asynchronous focus, meaning the individual attendee can log on anytime/anyplace (assuming they have Internet access) and participate in course requirements – naturally there are due dates they will need to adhere to, i.e. weekly assignments that must be completed. There are also weekly synchronous class meetings held one night per week. However, these “live” classes are optional and recorded for on-demand viewing by the course attendee. While there will be no grade reductions for students that do not attend the live classes, we do encourage attendance to due to the highly collaborative nature of the courses.
The weekly live class schedule is as follows:
Tiffany Gibbs is a Content Development Specialist at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).Her job duties include researching regulatory questions and developing training materials for NASFAA members. One area of professional interest includes satisfactory academic progress. Prior to her work with NASFAA, Tiffany worked in the financial aid office at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Her experience with the UMBC financial aid office was broad, including counseling, file processing, ISIR importing, award packaging, COD reporting and professional judgment. In addition, she was the functional lead for the office's transition to document imaging and developed training materials and trained staff on the transition.
Amanda Sharp is a native of Florence, Alabama. She received both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of North Alabama. Amanda spent sixteen years in commercial and mortgage banking. Later she served as a secondary education teacher in the public school system, then began her career in financial aid in 2007 at the University of North Alabama, serving as the Associate Director of Student Financial Services. Amanda joined NASFAA in 2013, where her primary responsibilities involve updating NASFAA publications, researching and writing NASFAA training materials and webinars, instructing facilitated online courses, and responding to technical questions regarding regulatory issues through NASFAA’s AskRegs program. Amanda telecommutes from Florence, Alabama.
We are also pleased to announce that Brooke Kile will be serving as adjunct faculty for this course! Brooke is Director of Compliance, Policy and Improvement in the student financial services office at Columbia College Chicago. She has worked in financial aid for almost 10 years, focusing primarily on internal auditing/assessment, policy development and staff training. She received her B.A. from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, and her M.A. from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
By submitting your registration, you agree to the following cancellation schedule:
If you do not cancel by 6:00 am ET September 16, 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.