NASFAA brings continuing education to you via livestreamed webinars and recorded sessions that you can view on-demand. You can invite an unlimited number of people from your organization to participate with just one site license. Learn at your desk, huddle up with others around a computer, or watch with a large group in a conference room. Watch a preview.

  • Presentations usually range from 60 to 90 minutes, with live Q&A.
  • Webinars are recorded and made available on-demand shortly after the live event.
  • FAACs can earn one recertification point (RP) for most webinars.
  • Closed Captioning is available within the webinar platform.
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Browse our upcoming and available on-demand webinar topics below. Select a topic for more information, or use the "Proceed to Webinar Registration" button to choose one or more events for you and your colleagues.

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Active NASFAA members should consider the webinar package. You'll get all of this programming year's Live and On-Demand webinars for a single price, and the package allows everyone at your institution or organization to register for as many as they like.

Value Plus members and webinar package purchasers: Your NASFAA membership must be paid in full for the checkout process to reflect webinars as free. Primary contacts can review and pay membership invoices online.

New to Financial Aid?

NASFAA members are encouraged to check out our upcoming New Aid Officer Training Webinar Series.

Upcoming Live Webinars

All available webinars are listed by date; check back often as new webinars may be added.

August 8, 2024, 2:00 PM ET | 60 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

CSS Profile is a common application for nonfederal, institutional financial aid that opens each year on October 1st. Used by hundreds of institutions, CSS Profile supports schools in providing additional data beyond the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Now, CSS Profile is delivering a shorter application experience intended to increase access and equity while reducing barriers to financial aid. Like the full CSS Profile application, the lighter application experience also provides an estimated Student Aid Index for schools to share tentative federal aid estimates. Attendees will hear from College Board experts and a panel of financial aid leaders at CSS Profile institutions that have implemented the lighter application. Learn more about how institutions implement, utilize, and leverage CSS Profile and the shorter application experience to ensure more students get the aid dollars they need to succeed.

FAFSA Data and Federal Tax Information (FTI)
August 28, 2024, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $135.00 for other members; $265.00 for Non-members

 Join us for an insightful webinar as we explore the intricacies of FAFSA data and federal tax information (FTI). This session will provide guidance to assist schools when making determinations on accessing, disclosing, and handling FAFSA and FTI data in accordance with federal statute and regulations. We will navigate through the complexities of FAFSA data and FTI, offering valuable insights into the proper procedures and protocols schools must follow when considering data sharing. Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of their responsibilities in safeguarding sensitive student data.

Other Financial Assistance (OFA) and Changes in Emergency Aid
September 4, 2024, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $135.00 for other members; $265.00 for Non-members

What is and what is not other financial assistance (OFA)? This question comes up a lot. Join David Futrell, Director of Institutional Compliance, in a discussion of the longstanding rules and general observations related to the treatment of OFA (formerly EFA). We’ll focus on the changes made by the FAFSA Simplification Act, which removes from OFA 1) emergency financial assistance for unexpected expenses within the student’s cost of attendance (COA); and 2) foster care payments under Title IV, Part E of the Social Security Act. We’ll also discuss what happens when Title IV aid and non-Title IV aid exceed the COA.

Student Eligibility Spotlight
September 18, 2024, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $135.00 for other members; $265.00 for Non-members

What U.S. noncitizen categories are eligible for Title IV aid? How do we tell? How can a student qualify for Title IV aid using ability-to-benefit? How do schools resolve issues regarding aggregate loan limits and overborrowing? Student eligibility will be the focus, so join NASFAA’s Norma Robinson as we explore the answers to these questions, and other related topics.

October 9, 2024, 2:00 PM ET | 75 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

The webinar will focus on a timely hot topic in the financial aid community. The topic will be announced three months prior to the event.

On-Demand Webinars

On-Demand events are usually available for a year after recording date, regardless of purchase date. NASFAA reserves the right to remove access to an On-Demand webinar sooner for content considerations. If you registered for the live webinar, you do not need to also register for the On-Demand item; you'll be notified when it is available for viewing.

Top AskRegs Questions: FAFSA Simplification
Recorded June 5, 2024 | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Join David Futrell, NASFAA Director of Institutional Compliance, for a review of some of the most frequently asked AskRegs questions related to FAFSA Simplification. Depending on the most popular questions leading into the webinar, topics will likely range from constructing the cost of attendance (COA) to packaging, as well as include verification and professional judgment (PJ) consideration of special circumstances and dependency overrides.

In Case You Missed It: New Regulations Effective July 1, 2024
Recorded May 29, 2024 | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Join NASFAA's Tiffany Gibbs and Sarah Austin as they provide an overview of all of the new regulations that are not FAFSA Simplification centered, which also go into effect on July 1, 2024. 

Areas where there are changes include financial responsibility, administrative capability, certification procedures, gainful employment and financial value transparency, and ability-to-benefit. 

Academic Advising in Prison Education Programs: Opening the Conversation
Recorded May 23, 2024 | 90 Minutes
Price: Free

Prison Education Programs are responsible for ensuring that they are operating in the best interest of their students. Advising services, both those focused on student services and on academic success, must be equitable to those offered to campus students. But operating in a carceral environment is different in many aspects to operating on campus.

This webinar, the first in a series, opens the conversation about advising to students participating in a PEP. It is hosted by NASFAA, working with our partners from the Advising Success Network, including NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, and Achieving the Dream. First, the panelists will focus on defining the essential areas of advising. For each advising topic, they with introduce the discussion of what the implementation challenges might be. Those big questions will set the stage for the in-depth conversation to be held at the NASFAA PEP Convening "Breaking Barriers: Bridging Worlds in Prison Education and Student Advising" scheduled in June.

Recorded May 22, 2024 | 90 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

NASFAA's Annual Business Meeting will be conducted virtually, immediately preceding the Policy Update Webinar. NASFAA's bylaws dictate that the association must meet annually for the purpose of transacting all business which may be brought before the membership. The meeting will include updates on NASFAA's financial status, FAAC®? program, governance and oversight, and diversity efforts.

The NASFAA Policy Update will include the latest updates on what's happening in Washington related to student aid policy. The Policy Team will provide updates on Higher Education Act reauthorization, student aid funding, regulatory action, administration initiatives, and close with a question-and-answer session.

The Basics of Gainful Employment and Financial Value Transparency
Recorded May 8, 2024 | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Gainful employment is back! Join Norma Robinson, Compliance Generalist, and Sarah Austin,  Regulatory Specialist, to cover the return of gainful employment (GE), and the introduction of Financial Value Transparency (FVT) to the financial aid landscape. This webinar will cover the who, what, when, where, why, and how of GE and FVT, including definitions, reporting requirements, metrics and frameworks, as well as when regulations officially go into effect.

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