Overview of the Financial Aid Programs June 2013

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This four-week course will provide an introduction to various financial aid administration concepts and is a perfect collaborative learning tool for individuals with less than two years of experience. This 100% online course has been designed with the necessary tools, equipment and subject matter expertise to guide you through the four-week process. It is recommended that you prepare to reserve about four to eight hours per week for this course. 

NASFAA does not offer a credential for the Overview of the Financial Aid Programs 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 


  • Lesson 1 -- Academic Year, Cost of Attendance, Expected Family Contribution, Financial Need, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Lesson 2 -- Enrollment Status, Title IV Grant Programs, and Need-Based, and Non Need-Based Aid
  • Lesson 3 -- Direct Loans, Perkins Loans, and Federal Work-Study
  • Lesson 4 -- Assistance for Health Professions, State Aid, AmeriCorps Programs, and Assistance for Veterans

Important Dates

  • 06/03/13 Class Begins 6am ET -- attendees may sign on
  • 06/03/13 Class Meeting #1 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm ET
  • 06/09/13 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #1
  • 06/10/13 Class Meeting #2 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm ET
  • 06/16/13 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #2
  • 06/16/13 Due - Discussion Posts #1
  • 06/17/13 Class Meeting #3 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm ET
  • 06/23/13 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #3
  • 06/23/13 Due - Discussion Posts #2
  • 06/24/13 Class Meeting #4 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm ET
  • 06/30/13 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #4
  • 06/30/13 Due - Discussion Posts #3
  • 06/30/13 Class Ends 11:59pm ET

Course Facilitator 

Tiffany Kenner is a Content Development Specialist at NASFAA. Her job duties include researching regulatory questions and developing training materials for NASFAA members. One area of professional interest includes satisfactory academic progress. Prior to her work with NASFAA, Tiffany worked in the financial aid office at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Her experience with the UMBC financial aid office was broad, including counseling, file processing, ISIR importing, award packaging, COD reporting and professional judgment. In addition, she was the functional lead for the office's transition to document imaging and developed training materials and trained staff on the transition.


Cancellation Policy

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 nasfaa-u@nasfaa.org.

By submitting your registration, you agree to the following cancellation schedule:

  • $25 cancellation fee before June 01
  • $50 cancellation fee June 01 - 03 

If you do not cancel by 6:00 am ET June 03, 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.