Cost of Attendance
This four week course focuses on cost of attendance (COA), including the process of COA construction, selecting appropriate methods of research to use for determining student budget expenses, identifying and describing the COA components, and identifying when a student’s COA must be recalculated. This 100% online course is a perfect collaborative learning tool for new financial aid professionals, or professionals with less than five years of experience in the industry. It would also be useful to professionals who are new to updating the value of budget components. While this course has been designed with the necessary tools, equipment and subject matter expertise to aid you through the four-week process, it is recommended that you prepare to reserve about four to eight hours per week for this course.
As a participant of this course you will be asked to:
- Review educational presentations
- Complete learning assignments and quizzes
- Participate in online discussions
- Collaborate with other financial aid administrators
The November course is currently sold out. Stay tuned for updates!
- Lesson 1 -- Introduction to COA, Student Budget Construction
- Lesson 2 -- COA Components
- Lesson 3 -- COA Restrictions and Recalculations
- Lesson 4 -- Non-Title IV Aid and the COA
- 11/12/12 Class Begins 6am EST -- attendees may sign on
- 11/13/12 Class Meeting #1 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm EST
- 11/18/12 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #1
- 11/19/12 Class Meeting #2 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm EST
- 11/25/12 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #2
- 11/25/12 Due - Discussion Posts #1
- 11/26/12 Class Meeting #3 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm EST
- 12/02/12 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #3
- 12/02/12 Due - Discussion Posts #2
- 12/03/12 Class Meeting #4 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm EST
- 12/09/12 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #4
- 12/09/12 Due - Discussion Posts #3
- 12/09/12 Class Ends 11:59pm EST
David Tolman is the newest addition to the NASFAA Training and Regulatory Assistance team. His career in financial aid began in 1992. Before joining NASFAA, he had been the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Boise State University for nearly 12 years. His training experience includes many summers as faculty for WASFAA Summer Institutes, being a non-federal trainer with the U.S. Department of Education, and an instructor for NASFAA decentralized training. David also taught principles of microeconomics courses at Boise State University as an adjunct faculty member. His education includes a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s degree from Arizona State University.
We limit our online class size to ensure that we provide an effective, collaborative learning environment where participants receive experience and attention they need. Requests to cancel must be sent to email@example.com.
By submitting your registration, you agree to the following cancellation schedule:
- $25 cancellation fee before November 10
- $50 cancellation fee November 10 - 12
If you do not cancel by 6:00 am EDT November 12, you will be responsible for the full amount of the registration fee. Medical emergencies will be re-scheduled to another available course with a doctor’s note.