Summer Training Series Overview & Schedule

After many talks with our Board of Directors, and after several record-setting webinars related to COVID-19 changes and implementation, it is clear to us that what members most need at this time is up-to-date, web-based training from NASFAA and other higher education leaders that support your campus operations.

NASFAA also understands that financial aid administrators are working overtime, often under stay-at-home orders, to address the many new and immediate needs of their schools and students. Given these unique conditions, we realize that any summer training should be delivered in easily digestible "bites" which can be consumed whenever it best fits your schedule.

This virtual series of events will include timely updates on hot topics, early access to a discussion with federal partners, conversations with government leaders, and other training from financial aid peers that will give you information you need to best serve your students.

Registration for this event is open to NASFAA members for an institutional price of $450. This one-time fee allows anyone from your institution who is listed on your NASFAA staff roster to participate, simultaneously from multiple locations and devices.

The 2020 Summer Training Series is not included in the NASFAA Webinar Package or Value Plus Webinar benefit and requires separate registration. 



All sessions will begin at 3:30 pm ET and last approximately 90 minutes. The webinars will be recorded, and the on-demand versions will be available for a year after the live presentation date. 

  • State of Financial Aid
    (Sponsored by College Ave Student Loans)
    June 10, 2020 - Join NASFAA National Chair Paula Luff, NASFAA President Justin Draeger, and NASFAA Vice President Megan Coval as they provide an "inside the beltway" look at the intersection of higher education and student financial aid.
  • The Class of 2021 and Beyond: The Student Services Perspective
    (Sponsored by Ocelot)
    June 17, 2020 - Join NASFAA & NASPA Presidents Justin Draeger and Kevin Kruger as they discuss new and emerging challenges students face on campus, and how schools can cross-collaborate to best support them.
  • Professional Judgment and the 2020-21 Award Year: A Panel Discussion
    June 24, 2020 - Join aid directors from various institutions for a discussion on how job loss and reduced income attributed to COVID-19 will impact the request for special circumstance consideration for the fall 2020 semester.
  • Understanding Income Share Agreements
    (Sponsored by ScholarNet) 

    July 1, 2020 - In this session, NASFAA President Justin Draeger, Policy Analyst Jill Desjean, Rebecca Flake, and University of Utah Financial Aid Program Manager Melanie Evans will discuss the basics of income-share agreements (ISAs), the existing ISA regulatory environment, emerging trends, and best practices in setting up and administering an ISA program.
  • Practitioner Resources for Advancing Retention in College with Emergency Aid
    July 8, 2020 - NASFAA and NASPA staff will share important aspects of delivering emergency aid, promising practices for meeting students' emergency and financial needs, and review federal policies related to financial aid and the application of emergency aid. They will also discuss the differences in COVID-19 emergency aid delivery to your student population.
  • Using Data to Drive Enrollment Decisions: The Impact of COVID-19 
    July 22, 2020 - Learn how practitioners use data at their schools to make enrollment and policy decisions, specifically with regard to awarding need-based aid and, possibly, to institute a tuition reset. Join NASFAA members Forrest Stuart, assistant vice president for financial aid at Lafayette College; Chuck Knepfle, vice president for enrollment management at Portland State University; and Billie Jo Hamilton, associate vice president for enrollment planning & management at the University of South Florida, for this informative session.
  • Distance Education Regulatory Update
    July 29, 2020 - Join NASFAA staff and various accreditors to discuss the final regulations on accreditation, state authorization and related disclosures, and proposed rules on distance education and innovation.
  • The Future of Higher Education: A Panel Discussion
    (Sponsored by SoFi)
    July 15, 2020 *RESCHEDULED* to August 4, 2020 - Join NASFAA President Justin Draeger, American Council on Education (ACE) President Ted Mitchell, Governors State University President Cheryl Green, Southern New Hampshire President Paul LeBlanc, and best selling higher education author Jeff Selingo as they discuss the long-lasting impacts of COVID-19 on higher education, enrollment trends, and the future of college operations.
Authorized Events

Each topic will have two 90-minute sessions beginning at 11:00 am ET and 2:00 pm ET. Participants that complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of either or both Authorized Events, either live or on-demand, will be granted complimentary access to the corresponding credential test. The on-demand versions will be available through July 31, 2020. 

  • Professional Judgment
    June 23, 2020 - This Authorized Event will teach you guiding principles of Professional Judgment and assist in their application on your campus.
  • Student Eligibility
    June 30, 2020 - Learn about general student eligibility criteria and documentation requirements, the role of the Central Processing System, student eligibility database matches, and the National Student Loan Data System.

Register for 2020 Summer Training Series

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