Resources for Counselors
As a secondary school counselor or other mentor, you are frequently the first person a student turns to for advice about financial aid for postsecondary education, and your support can make all the difference. We are committed to partnering with you to help your students in every way possible.
We provide a free Financial Aid Night event kit, including a slide show, presenter's guide, participant handouts, and guide to planning a successful event.
Spanish Language Resources
We work in collaboration with other higher education organizations and the U.S. Department of Education to maintain an English-to-Spanish Glossary of Financial Aid Terms and an outreach poster targeted to unaccompanied homeless youth.
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Foster Youth and Homeless Students
We have collaborated with the National Center for Education of Homeless Children and Youth to provide a complete Unaccompanied Youth Toolkit to help you help your students. We also provide a free on-demand webinar for counselors.
Other Special Circumstances
For students in other unique situations, see our tip sheets on working with students in special circumstances.
Professional Development Opportunities
NASFAA co-sponsors the National Training for Counselors and Mentors program, which provides free counselor training and resources about student financial aid.
Our directory of state and regional financial aid professional associations can help you locate local financial aid experts to personally assist you in disseminating accurate and timely information to your students.
NASFAA is a partner in the Pathways to College Network, which offers research-based policies, practices, and resources for improving college readiness and success. You can learn how to organize successful college access marketing and outreach campaigns; find model programs and practices that can be replicated or scaled up; and more.