NASFAA University Testing Center: Available Tests

Application Process Pre-Test

To help gauge your ability to pass the NASFAA Credential Test - Application Process, there is a short pre-test available. The pre-test consists of 10 multiple choice questions with a 20 minute time limit. The minimum passing score is 90%. This pre-test does not provide a NASFAA Credential for satisfactorily passing.

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You will need to log in to the NASFAA Test Site with your NASFAA username and password to begin the testing process.  

Application Process

This 100% online test on the application process involves more than testing your knowledge of how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Understanding how student financial aid applications are processed is very important. Passing this this test and receiving your NASFAA credential will show that you:

  • Understand the process required to complete the FAFSA;
  • Recognize appropriate steps to ensure the student receives an official Expected Family Contribution (EFC);
  • Explain IRS Data Retrieval processing;
  • Understand the signature correction process; and
  • Identify unique situations that require specific actions/solutions to ensure correct processing of student financial aid.

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Please note: To qualify to sit for an examination in one or more topics you must have completed an approved NASFAA University learning activity

Cost of Attendance Pre-Test

To help gauge your ability to pass the NASFAA Credential Test - Cost of Attendance (COA), there is a short pre-test available. The pre-test consists of 10 multiple choice questions with a 20 minute time limit. The minimum passing score is 90%. This pre-test does not provide a NASFAA Credential for satisfactorily passing.

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You will need to log in to the NASFAA Test Site with your NASFAA username and password to begin the testing process.  

Cost of Attendance

This 100% online test on cost of attendance involves more than testing your knowledge of the student budget components. Understanding when a student's cost of attendance (COA) must be recalculated is very important. Passing this this test and receiving your NASFAA credential will show that you:

  • Know the process of COA construction;
  • Recognize appropriate methods of research to use for determining student budget expenses;
  • Understand the COA components; and
  • Identify when a student's COA must be recalculated.

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Please note: To qualify to sit for an examination in one or more topics you must have completed an approved NASFAA University learning activity

Direct Loans Pre-Test

To help gauge your ability to pass the NASFAA Credential Test - Direct Loans, there is a short pre-test available. The pre-test consists of 10 multiple choice questions with a 20 minute time limit. The minimum passing score is 90%. This pre-test does not provide a NASFAA Credential for satisfactorily passing.

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You will need to log in to the NASFAA Test Site with your NASFAA username and password to begin the testing process.  

Direct Loans

This 100% online test on Direct Loans involves more than testing your knowledge of the student budget components. Passing this this test and receiving your NASFAA credential will show that you:

  • Understand the loan application process and loan-specific eligibility criteria
  • Know how need for the loan is defined and determined
  • Identify annual and aggregate loan limits, including loan proration
  • Determine the loan period and frequency, calculating the amount of loan for the loan period
  • Recognize available repayment plans and options and consolidation
  • Understand deferment and forbearance
  • Distinguish loan discharges, cancellation, and forgiveness
  • Know loan counseling requirements

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Please note: To qualify to sit for an examination in one or more topics you must have completed an approved NASFAA University learning activity

Federal Methodology Pre-Test

To help gauge your ability to pass the NASFAA Credential Test - Federal Methodology (FM), there is a short pre-test available. The pre-test consists of 10 multiple choice questions with a 20 minute time limit. The minimum passing score is 90%. This pre-test does not provide a NASFAA Credential for satisfactorily passing.

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You will need to log in to the NASFAA Test Site with your NASFAA username and password to begin the testing process.  

Federal Methodology

This 100% online test involves more than testing your knowledge of Federal Methodology (FM) in student financial aid administration. Make sure you can show your employer that you can clearly explaining how the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is determined. Passing this test and receiving your NASFAA credential will show that you:

  • Understand how the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is determined;
  • Explain how the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is determined;
  • Know the regular and simplified formulas;
  • Understand recalculations.

Proceed 

Please note: To qualify to sit for an examination in one or more topics you must have completed an approved NASFAA University learning activity

Packaging and Notification of Awards Pre-Test

To help gauge your ability to pass the NASFAA Credential Test - Packaging and Notification of Awards, there is a short pre-test available. The pre-test consists of 10 multiple choice questions with a 20 minute time limit. The minimum passing score is 90%. This pre-test does not provide a NASFAA Credential for satisfactorily passing.

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You will need to log in to the NASFAA Test Site with your NASFAA username and password to begin the testing process. 

Packaging and Notification of Awards Test

This 100% online test on packaging and notification of awards involves more than testing your knowledge of mailing award letters. Make sure you can show your employer that you know how to package and notify students properly! Passing this test and receiving your NASFAA credential will show that you:

 

  • Know how to award and package financial aid funds;
  • Understand elements of award notifications;
  • Identify basic packaging models;
  • Know the guidelines for packaging financial aid funds.

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Please note: To qualify to sit for an examination in one or more topics you must have completed an approved NASFAA University learning activity

 

Professional Judgment Pre-Test

To help gauge your ability to pass the NASFAA Credential Test - Professional Judgement, there is a short pre-test available. The pre-test consists of 10 multiple choice questions with a 20 minute time limit. The minimum passing score is 90%. This pre-test does not provide a NASFAA Credential for satisfactorily passing.

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You will need to log in to the NASFAA Test Site with your NASFAA username and password to begin the testing process. 

Professional Judgment Test

This 100% online test on professional judgment involves more than testing your knowledge of developing professional judgment policies and procedures. Understanding the extent of professional judgment authority and illustrating the options available to students is very important. Passing this this test and receiving your NASFAA credential will show that you:
                       

  • Understand the circumstances for which a financial aid administrator may exercise professional judgment;
  • Identify the documentation requirements to perform professional judgment;
  • Recognize appropriate steps to recalculate a student's financial need; and
  • Know how to adjust a student's financial aid.

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Please note: To qualify to sit for an examination in one or more topics you must have completed an approved NASFAA University learning activity

Return of Title IV Pre-Test

To help gauge your ability to pass the NASFAA Credential Test - Student Eligibility, there is a short pre-test available. The pre-test consists of 10 multiple choice questions with a 20 minute time limit. The minimum passing score is 90%. This pre-test does not provide a NASFAA Credential for satisfactorily passing.

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You will need to log in to the NASFAA Test Site with your NASFAA username and password to begin the testing process. 

 

Return of Title IV Credential Test

This 100% online test on the Return of Title IV funds includes more than just knowing the withdrawal date and length of a program. This test will gauge your knowledge and skills of how to handle a student's Title IV funds when they withdraw from school before completing the payment period or period of enrollment. Passing this test and receiving your credential will confirm that you understand the requirements for the return of Title IV funds, and illustrate that you know when you should apply the requirements as well as when the requirements do not apply. Passing this this test and receiving your NASFAA credential will show that you:

  • Recognize the general requirements for the return of Title IV funds;
  • Understand when the return of Title IV funds do and do not apply;
  • Understand when a student is considered to have withdrawn from different types of academic programs;
  • Recognize and understand the steps of the return of Title IV funds formula when disbursed aid exceeds earned aid; and
  • Recognize and understand the steps of the return of Title IV funds formula when earned aid exceeds disbursed aid.

Please note: To qualify to sit for an examination in one or more topics you must have completed an approved NASFAA University learning activity

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Student Eligibility Pre-Test

To help gauge your ability to pass the NASFAA Credential Test - Student Eligibility, there is a short pre-test available. The pre-test consists of 10 multiple choice questions with a 20 minute time limit. The minimum passing score is 90%. This pre-test does not provide a NASFAA Credential for satisfactorily passing.

  Start Pretest 

You will need to log in to the NASFAA Test Site with your NASFAA username and password to begin the testing process. 

 

Student Eligibility Credential Test

This 100% online test on student eligibility for Title IV aid involves more than testing your knowledge of filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Understanding that a student must meet certain criteria to be eligible to receive financial aid is very important. Make sure you can show your employer that you know the Title IV program-specific eligibility requirements. Passing this this test and receiving your NASFAA credential will show that you:

  • Know the general student eligibility criteria and documentation requirements;
  • Understand the importance of establishing a student's eligibility for Title IV aid;
  • Distinguish the categories into which the general student eligibility criteria fall;
  • Identify the federal agencies and systems used to check student eligibility criteria;
  • Understand how various criteria impacts student eligibility for Title IV;
  • Know how to resolve problems with database matches;
  • Understand the role of the Central Processing System (CPS), the student eligibility database matches, and the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS); and
  • Understand information on how certain educational programs affect student eligibility.

Please note: To qualify to sit for an examination in one or more topics you must have completed an approved NASFAA University learning activity

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Verification Pre-Test

To help gauge your ability to pass the NASFAA Credential Test - Verification, there is a short pre-test available. The pre-test consists of 10 multiple choice questions with a 20 minute time limit. The minimum passing score is 90%. This pre-test does not provide a NASFAA Credential for satisfactorily passing.

  Start Pretest 

You will need to log in to the NASFAA Test Site with your NASFAA username and password to begin the testing process.  

 

 Verification Test

This 100% online test on verification involves more than testing your knowledge of reprocessing corrections. Make sure you can show your employer that you know how to verify applicant files in accordance with Title IV verification requirements! Passing this test and receiving your NASFAA credential will show that you:

  • Understand the principles of verification;
  • Know how to reprocess corrections;
  • Identify information subject to verification;
  • Recognize acceptable documentation.

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Please note: To qualify to sit for an examination in one or more topics you must have completed an approved NASFAA University learning activity