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.

Year-End Student Aid Legislation: COVID Relief, Funding, and FAFSA Simplification
January 15, 2021, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free

Join NASFAA President Justin Draeger and NASFAA staff from the AskRegs and policy teams as they review the student aid provisions included in Congress' massive year-end spending and COVID-19 relief packages. The team will review the new COVID-19 relief provisions and follow-up on prior COVID topics, legislation, and guidance. They will also dive-in on the other student aid provisions, including FAFSA simplification and spending for fiscal year 2021, included in the legislation. Time will be provided for open Q&A during this 90 minute webinar.


January 26, 2021, 2:00 PM ET | 60 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

Looking to increase enrollment? Consider corporate partnerships. Corporate partnerships provide educational benefits that help recruit and retain employees. For students, they provide greater access through discounted tuition and books. And for higher ed institutions, they open the door to a new recruitment model, increased enrollment, and enhanced academic programs.

This webinar will be about how corporate partnerships work and wow your institution can get started with your own corporate partnerships. 

NASFAA Webinar: Verification - Challenging Questions and Scenarios - Extended Edition
January 27, 2021, 2:00 PM ET | 120 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Join David Futrell, NASFAA Knowledgebase and AskRegs Manager, as he provides clarification on some of the most commonly misunderstood verification issues in this extended 120 minute webinar. This webinar is a follow-up to the earlier webinar, 2021-22 Verification Basics.

NASFAA Webinar: Just Keep Swimming: An Aid Professional's Experience with Mental Health Issues
February 24, 2021, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

We hear much about devoting proper attention to our physical health during times of stress; what about attending to our mental health during especially busy times? Dr. Philip Hawkins will discuss how life got suddenly interrupted by a major depression from too many competing life demands and how he has transformed through lessons of recovery that guide him on a new and improved life journey.

NASFAA Webinar: Graduate and Professional School Town Hall 2020-21
March 9, 2021, 2:00 PM ET | 75 Minutes
Price: Free

In its commitment to the graduate and professional community, NASFAA is providing this town hall webinar as a forum for graduate and professional aid administrators to discuss current issues of concern for graduate and professional students and aid administrators.

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 January 13, 2021 | 75 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

Few understand the nuances, art, and science of financial aid quite like those in the aid office. But sometimes when we know a subject too well, that knowledge can stand in the way of effectively explaining it to others on campus, most especially institutional presidents. Join NASFAA President Justin Draeger, Northern Virginia Community College President Dr. Anne Kress, and Portland State University Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. Chuck Knepfle as they discuss how aid administrators can more effectively 'communicate up' about the needs of the financial aid office and the students they serve.


Recorded December 15, 2020 | 75 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

NASFAA Policy Update webinars provide an opportunity for the NASFAA membership to ask policy and regulatory questions. NASFAA staff were on hand to answer questions and offer explanations.


Recorded December 10, 2020 | 60 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

It’s everywhere. Higher education institutions have unprecedented challenges to consider. What does “going to college” mean? How will revenue change? What will enrollment look like and what are we going to do about it? Where can costs be reduced and gains still made?

This webinar will focus on the role verification services plays with reducing melt, staffing challenges, expense management and verification lift.

NASFAA Webinar: Economics of Financial Aid
Recorded December 9, 2020 | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Sandy Baum will lead a presentation on some of the most pressing enrollment and financing issues facing institutions today.

NASFAA Webinar: Don't Be Alarmed By Clock Hours!
Recorded November 18, 2020 | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Join NASFAA's Lissa Powell and David Tolman, along with a panel of colleagues from schools offering clock-hour programs as we discuss the timeliest guidance to help ensure no alarms go off during your next audit or review.

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