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.

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Active NASFAA members should consider the webinar package. You'll get all of the 2020-21 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.

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.

Upcoming Live Webinars

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


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

During this webinar, we will compare the latest data on both student debt and general consumer credit behavior prior to the crisis, on national and state levels. 

2021-22 Verification Basics
September 16, 2020, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Join NASFAA’s Tiffany Gibbs, Compliance Products Manager, and Kochie Vaughan, Regulatory Specialist, as they discuss the basic elements of verification and what is required.

Foundations of Academic Calendars
September 23, 2020, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

As academic departments continue to explore new ways to deliver academic programs, it is essential to understand how those decisions can affect the Title IV programs you offer and impact your students. Join NASFAA’s Joe Massman to explore basic concepts that will help inform your conversations and choices about program structure.

FAFSA Update: 2021-22
October 7, 2020, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Join NASFAA’s Tiffany Gibbs and Susan Shogren as they review key aspects of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) application process, discuss answers to questions frequently asked by applicants, and explore strategies institutions can use to help prepare staff and students for the upcoming application season.

Developing Your Talents As A Financial Aid Professional
October 28, 2020, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Join Susan Shogren and a panel of influencers in today’s financial aid community to explore how they leveraged a wide range of learning opportunities over the course of their careers. Discover how growing your expertise and enhancing your professional competencies can help you continue to be of maximum value to your institution and your students.

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.


Recorded August 5, 2020 | 90 minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

Mental health is the number one issue on college campuses today, but it is not just the student body facing these mental health obstacles - it is the staff, as well. NASFAA members are not just in a high-stress profession but may also lack emotional support or have additional external stress, thus fostering an environment for lack of mental and emotional wellness. Please join us for this webinar. 


Recorded July 21, 2020 | 60 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

During this panel webinar, we’ll discuss challenges imposed, accelerated, and underscored by COVID-19 for Financial Aid departments at Texas A&M University, Central Washington University, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Learn how their artificially intelligent chatbots provided an edge, supporting their needs, guiding their adjustments, and evolving to keep pace with unprecedented changes.


Recorded July 14, 2020 | 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!


Recorded July 9, 2020 | 60 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

In this session, our Experian credit expert will guide attendees through protecting and managing their personal credit, as well as advising students, during the crisis.


Recorded June 16, 2020 | 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.

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