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This four week 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 100% 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 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 


  • Lesson 1 – Understanding Who and What Must Be Verified
  • Lesson 2 – Acceptable Verification Documentation 
  • Lesson 3 – Verification Corrections, Updates, Use of Professional Judgment
  • Lesson 4 – Verification Status Codes, Interim Disbursements, Time Frames, Policies and Procedures  

Important Dates

  • 03/11/13 Class Begins 6am ET -- attendees may sign on
  • 03/11/13 Class Meeting #1 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm ET
  • 03/17/13 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #1
  • 03/18/13 Class Meeting #2 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm ET
  • 03/24/13 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #2
  • 03/24/13 Due - Discussion Posts #1
  • 03/25/13 Class Meeting #3 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm ET
  • 03/31/13 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #3
  • 03/31/13 Due - Discussion Posts #2
  • 04/01/13 Class Meeting #4 (Optional Attendance) -- Live/Online 6pm - 7pm ET
  • 04/07/13 Due - Coursework and Quizzes #4
  • 04/07/13 Due - Discussion Posts #3
  • 04/07/13 Class Ends 11:59pm ET

Course Facilitators

Eunice Powell began her career in financial aid in 1979 at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she worked for more than 12 years in the Office of Student Financial Aid. Since 1994, Eunice has worked at NASFAA. Currently, she is a Senior Training Specialist in the division of Training and Regulatory Assistance. Eunice 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. She is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.
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.

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 

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

  • $25 cancellation fee before March 9 
  • $50 cancellation fee March 9 - 11  

If you do not cancel by 6:00 am ET March 11, 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.