NASFAA University Online Courses
We'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
- Provides scheduled office hours for the facilitator so you can interact online in real time
- Includes quizzes and homework assignments
- Qualifies learners to take a credential test in the subject area
2012-13 Course Offerings
The single course pricing is being offered for members and non-members at a low introductory rate of $199 for non-credential courses and $299 for credential courses! Seating is limited to 35 attendees per course to ensure that we provide an effective, collaborative learning environment where participants receive the attention they need.
Overview of the Financial Aid Programs
June 03, 2013 - June 30, 2013 (Closed)
Back by popular demand! 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 >>
Packaging & Notification of Awards
February 11, 2013 - March 10, 2013 (Closed)
This course focuses on awarding and packaging financial aid funds, elements of award notifications, basic packaging models and guidelines for packaging financial aid funds. This 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 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. More information >>
March 11, 2013 - April 07, 2013 (Closed)
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. More information >>
October 15, 2012 - November 11, 2012 (Closed)
This course introduces learners to the concept of 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. Presentations, discussion topics, and homework assignments will help participants understand the extent of their professional judgment authority and illustrate the options available for developing professional judgment policies and procedures on your campus. NASFAA offers a credential for the Professional Judgment course. More information >>
Cost of Attendance
November 12, 2012 - December 09, 2012 (Closed)
This course focuses on the process of cost of attendance (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 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. Presentations, discussion topics, and homework assignments will help guide you through the four-week process. NASFAA offers a credential for the Cost of Attendance course. More information >>
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.