Earn Professional Credentials

NASFAA U LogoTake your career to the next level with NASFAA Professional Credentials. This exciting new program provides a nationally-recognized standard in financial aid training and allows you to earn recognition for your mastery of content. A professional credential benefits you by:

  • Expanding your student financial aid knowledge
  • Improving your job performance and service to students
  • Providing tangible evidence of your knowledge for employers
  • Differentiating between you and less qualified personnel
  • Giving you and your organization a competitive edge

What are the Credentials?

The NASFAA Testing Center offers student aid professionals an opportunity to receive credentials on the following topics:

  • Administrative Capability
  • Application Process
  • Campus-Based Programs
  • Cash Management 
  • Consumer Information
  • Cost of Attendance
  • Direct Loans
  • Federal Methodology
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Packaging
  • Professional Judgment
  • Return of Title IV Funds
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Student Eligibility
  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants
  • Verification

How Does it Work?

NASFAA University offers a rigorous training experience and evaluation process. Student aid professionals can qualify to sit for a test in the following ways:

If you pass the examination, you will receive a certificate attesting to your achievement, for inclusion on your resume. If you sign up with the NASFAA Career Center as a candidate, your credentials will also be integrated into your Career Center profile to help you stand out in the crowd!

Who Can Participate?

This exciting program provides a nationally-recognized standard in financial aid training and allows you to earn professional credentials. It's great for:

  • Beginning aid professionals who want to differentiate themselves from the pack
  • Intermediate and experienced professionals who seek new opportunities and career advancement

If you're an employer, when your staff earns a credential, you can feel confident that he or she is trained to the highest industry standards. You can enjoy increased employee satisfaction by providing the opportunity to grow professionally, and ensure that employee training is consistent and measurable. When it's time to hire, visit our Career Center where it will be easy to locate credentialed candidates.

For More Information

Please contact Membership Services with questions.

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