Webinars

NASFAA brings continuing education to you via livestreamed webinars and recorded sessions that you can view on-demand. You can invite an unlimited number of people from your organization to participate with just one site license. Learn at your desk, huddle up with others around a computer, or watch with a large group in a conference room. Webinars cover a variety of topics and last from 60 to 90 minutes. Get a preview.

On-demand archives are usually available after the webinar for purchase; these archives are also free to webinar package purchasers.

Select a topic for more information, or use the "Proceed to Webinar Registration" button to choose one or more events for you and your colleagues.

Note to Value Plus members and webinar package purchasers: Your NASFAA membership must be paid in full for the checkout process to reflect webinars as free. Primary contacts can review and pay membership invoices online.

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Active NASFAA members should consider the webinar package. You'll get all of the 2019-20 Live and On-Demand webinars for a single price, and the package allows everyone at your institution or organization to register for as many as they like.

Upcoming Live Webinars

All available webinars are listed by date; check back often as new webinars may be added.


June 8, 2020, 1:00 PM ET | 60 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

Financial stress is wreaking havoc on students' emotional well-being. On top of that, the current Covid-19 situation has shaken up curriculums and introduced new challenges for students. What can you, as a financial aid professional, do to help students make the right choices for their future? Join Earnest for an interactive showcase of tools, worksheets, and data to pass on to your students.


June 11, 2020, 1:00 PM ET | 60 minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

This year’s events have brought emergency preparedness to the forefront of our attention in all areas of life – including in the financial aid office. How did your school handle shutting down during the COVID-19 pandemic? Were you prepared to go completely digital? Learn how you can get a plan in place to be fully operational from wherever you are, and wherever your students are. These ideas go beyond helping during emergency – they assist in serving the ever-growing population of students who are more comfortable on their computers than anywhere else. Learn how to future-proof your office for success.

COVID-19 and Federal Student Aid: As It Stands
June 12, 2020, 2:00 PM ET | 75 Minutes
Price: Free

Join NASFAA President Justin Draeger and NASFAA staff from the AskRegs and Policy teams as they review and follow-up on the most recently passed COVID-19 legislation and guidance from the Department of Education, and answer some of the most common questions related to Title IV and COVID-19. Time will be provided for open Q&A during this 75 minute webinar.


June 16, 2020, 1:00 PM ET | 60 minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

Chatbots are trending, and it’s easy to see why. Schools need to be in tune with the new digital era of students – answering questions at all hours, helping from afar, and offering flexible methods of communication. But chatbots simply don’t cut it when they are just an interactive FAQ machine. Offices today should provide personalized interaction with each student, live help from staff, video content, and instant translation to more than 60 languages to keep up with today’s students. Learn how VirtualAdvisor ticks these boxes and more.


July 14, 2020, 2:00 PM ET | 60 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for schools and students. And it is the very reason why we must double-down on student success programming. This presentation will share easy-to-implement strategies, effective tools and free resources to help you get more students to and through college successfully. Join us as we outline how our Attigo® Suite helps students reach their goals by delivering the right support at the right time. Learn how key components like financial literacy, academic support, student debt letters and student loan counseling can be brought together to make a positive impact on student success!

On-Demand Webinars

On-Demand events are usually available for a year after recording date, regardless of purchase date. NASFAA reserves the right to remove access to an On-Demand webinar sooner for content considerations. If you registered for the live webinar, you do not need to also register for the On-Demand item; you'll be notified when it is available for viewing.

Direct Loan Spotlight
Recorded June 3, 2020 | 90 minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Curious about the new Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement? Wondering if you are prorating loans correctly? Do you know what to do when a borrower’s loan amounts are in unequal disbursements? In this Q&A style webinar, we will test your knowledge on key aspects of the Direct Loan program, and share guidance NASFAA received from the U.S. Department of Education.

COVID-19 and Federal Student Aid: Current Status
Recorded May 20, 2020 | 75 minutes
Price: Free

Join NASFAA President Justin Draeger and NASFAA staff from the AskRegs and Policy teams as they review and follow-up on the most recently passed COVID-19 legislation and guidance from the Department of Education, and answer some of the most common questions related to Title IV and COVID-19. Time will be provided for open Q&A during this 75 minute webinar.


Recorded May 19, 2020 | 90 minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

NASFAA Policy Update webinars provide an opportunity for the NASFAA membership to ask policy and regulatory questions. NASFAA's annual business meeting will also be a part of this webinar.

Return of Title IV Funds Spotlight: Advanced Concepts
Recorded May 13, 2020 | 90 minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Join NASFAA Staff to explore some of the most frequently asked questions related to R2T4 received by our NASFAA AskRegs service.


Recorded May 5, 2020 | 75 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, one in 10 American young adults ages 18 to 25, and at least one in 30 adolescent minors ages 13 to 17, experienced homelessness on their own over the course of a year. The current economic crisis and family stress related to shelter-in-place orders are creating new waves of youth homelessness. In the wake of the pandemic and school closures, unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness face greater barriers to accessing and completing higher education, including barriers to financial aid. Yet higher education remains their best opportunity for economic independence and healthier lives.

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