This four week 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.
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 October course is currently sold out. Stay tuned for updates!
- Lesson 1 – Introduction and Overview of Professional Judgment Authority
- Lesson 2 – Using Professional Judgment in Need Analysis
- Lesson 3 – Using Professional Judgment in Originating Direct Loans
- Lesson 4 – Using Professional Judgment in Satisfactory Academic Progress
- 10/15/12 Class Begins 6am EST -- attendees may sign on
- 10/15/12 Class Meeting #1 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm EST
- 10/21/12 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #1
- 10/22/12 Class Meeting #2 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm EST
- 10/28/12 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #2
- 10/28/12 Due - Discussion Posts #1
- 10/29/12 Class Meeting #3 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm EST
- 11/04/12 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #3
- 11/04/12 Due - Discussion Posts #2
- 11/05/12 Class Meeting #4 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm EST
- 11/11/12 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #4
- 11/11/12 Due - Discussion Posts #3
- 11/11/12 Class Ends 11:59pm EST
Eileen Welsh began her career in financial aid in 1971 and has been an administrator at both four-year private and public institutions, primarily in the Chicago area. She has been with NASFAA since 1991 as a Training Specialist for NASFAA’s Training and Regulatory Assistance Department. Her current responsibilities include developing training materials for NASFAA’s Training Track, webinars, and online courses; presenting Training Track sessions at state and regional conferences; and updating NASFAA’s other training products and publications, including CORE, the Self-Evaluation Guide, and the Policies and Procedures Tools.
Debra La Grone began her career in higher education in 1990 after graduating from the University of Utah. Since then, she held various positions in financial aid offices at the University of Utah, Texas A&M University, Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas A&M University –Texarkana. She joined the NASFAA staff in 2011 as a Training Specialist in the Division of Training and Regulatory Assistance. She is responsible for researching and writing NASFAA training materials and webinars, updating NASFAA publications, and responding to technical questions regarding regulatory issues posed by NASFAA members.
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 October 13
- $50 cancellation fee October 13 - 15
If you do not cancel by 6:00 am EDT October 15, 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.