NASFAA University Online Courses

NU - Online Course IconWe're pleased to introduce online facilitated courses as part of NASFAA University! These collaborative learning sessions bring minds and ideas together despite distances. Online courses help you become more proficient, more knowledgeable, and more valuable to your organization, and offer you the option to work towards earning a professional credential from NASFAA.

NASFAA training staff will guide you through the course and answer questions. Each three-to-six-week course:

  • Includes a live facilitator
  • Offers video-enhanced lectures, live chat, and meaningful online discussions and resources
  • Includes quizzes and homework assignments
  • Qualifies learners to take a credential test in the subject area

2013-14 Fall Course Offerings

The single course pricing is being offered for members and non-members at $199 for non-credential courses and $299 for credential courses. Seating for most courses is limited to 35 attendees; Overview of Financial Aid Programs is limited to 70 participants. Seating for our online courses is limited to ensure that we provide an effective, collaborative learning environment where participants receive the attention they need, so register now to save your spot! 

Student Eligibility

September 16, 2013 - October 27, 2013  

This course provides an overview of general student eligibility criteria and documentation requirements, acquaints participants with the role of the Central Processing System (CPS), the student eligibility database matches, and the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), as well as how certain educational programs affect student eligibility. Sold out. More information >>    

Return of Title IV Funds 

October 15, 2013 - November 24, 2013  

This course gives an overview of the provisions and examines how to handle a student's Title IV funds when they withdraw from school before completing the payment period or period of enrollment. In addition, the course will teach you how to properly identify a Title IV recipient and the formula associated with the return of Title IV funds. Sold out.  More information >>   

Verification 

November 12, 2013 - December 22, 2013  

This course focuses on the principles of verification, information subject to verification, acceptable documentation, reprocessing corrections, how to verify applicant files in accordance with Title IV verification requirements, and options for institutional verification. This online course is a perfect collaborative learning tool for intermediate level financial aid professionals, and has been designed with the necessary tools, equipment and subject matter expertise to guide you through the four-week process. A credential is provided after successfully completing and passing the credential test, which is available at the conclusion of the course and included in your course fee. Sold out. More information >>   

Overview of the Financial Aid Programs   

December 2, 2013 - December 22, 2013 

Back by popular demand in an accelerated format! This course introduces learners to basic financial aid concepts, categories and types of financial aid, the Title IV aid programs, and other federal sources of assistance to students. Presentations, discussion topics, and learning assessments will help participants understand how basic financial aid concepts interact and the importance of the various aid programs to their institutions. NASFAA does not offer a credential for the Overview of the Financial Aid Programs course. Sold out. More information >> 

2013-14 Spring Course Offerings  

The single course pricing is being offered for members and non-members at $199 for non-credential courses and $299 for credential courses. Seating for most courses is limited to 35 attendees in order to ensure that we provide an effective, collaborative learning environment where participants receive the attention they need. Register now to save your spot!

Packaging and Notification of Awards   

February 3, 2014 - March 16, 2014 

This course introduces participants to awarding and packaging financial aid funds, elements of award notifications, basic packaging models and guidelines for packaging federal financial aid funds. This course is a perfect collaborative learning tool for advanced financial aid professionals, and has been designed with the necessary tools, equipment and subject matter expertise to aid you through the four-week process. A credential is provided after successfully completing and passing the credential test, which is available at the conclusion of the course and included in your course fee. Sold Out.  More information >>    

Direct Loans  

March 3, 2014 - May 11, 2014 

This course focuses on the Direct Loan application process, eligibility criteria, annual and aggregate loan limits, loan periods, repayment plans, deferments, forbearance, discharges and counseling requirements. This online course is a perfect collaborative learning tool for financial aid professionals, and has been designed with the necessary tools, equipment and subject matter expertise to guide you through the process. A credential is provided after successfully completing and passing the credential test, which is available at the conclusion of the course and included in your course fee. Sold Out.  More information >>  

Cost of Attendance  

May 5, 2014 - June 15, 2014 

This 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. A credential is provided after successfully completing and passing the credential test, which is available at the conclusion of the course and included in your course fee.  More information >> 

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Professional Judgment 

May 21, 2014 - July 1, 2014 

This course introduces participants to professional judgment, including circumstances for which a financial aid administrator may exercise it, documentation requirements, recalculating a student’s financial need, and adjusting financial aid. This 100% online course is a perfect collaborative learning tool for advanced financial aid professionals, and has been designed with the necessary tools, equipment and subject matter expertise to aid you through the four-week process. A credential is provided after successfully completing and passing the credential test, which is available at the conclusion of the course and included in your course fee. More information >>  

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OVERVIEW OF THE FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS   

June 2, 2014 - June 22, 2014 

Back by popular demand in an accelerated format! This course introduces learners to basic financial aid concepts, categories and types of financial aid, the Title IV aid programs, and other federal sources of assistance to students. Presentations, discussion topics, and homework assignments will help participants understand how basic financial aid concepts interact and the importance of the various aid programs to their institutions. NASFAA does not offer a credential for the Overview of the Financial Aid Programs course. More information >> 

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NASFAA Online Courses must be prepaid. Only the NASFAA Leadership Conference and the NASFAA National Conference are eligible for later payment with the "Bill Me" option.  

All course information is subject to change.