Webinars

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.
  • Review the technical information to optimize your online experience.

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.

Interested in a few topics? 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.

New to Financial Aid?

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

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.

Upcoming Live Webinars

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

NASFAA Enrichment Series Webinar: Finding Opportunities in Chaos
March 6, 2024, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

In an ever-changing landscape of higher education enrollment management and financial aid, leading through change has never been more critical. This webinar will provide attendees with the understanding and tools necessary to navigate the tumultuous seas of change within their institutions.


March 13, 2024, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

In its commitment to the graduate and professional community, NASFAA is providing this webinar as a forum for graduate and professional financial aid administrators to discuss current issues of concern for their students and peers. NASFAA will provide an update on topics specific to the graduate and professional aid community, and close with a question-and-answer session.


April 3, 2024, 2:00 PM ET | 75 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

Once considered a looming crisis within higher education, the enrollment cliff is upon us. Coupled with Title IV changes, schools are looking to develop better marketing strategies and create stronger aid packages that can maintain enrollment during this time. Join us for a lively discussion as we explore the role of financial aid in achieving enrollment goals with limited resources and a shrinking pool of students to choose from.

Quiz Show: Test Your Financial Aid Knowledge
April 17, 2024, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

The NASFAA Quiz Show has been renewed and is all set for season 4! Get ready, because as a NASFAA member, you might be called on to serve as a contestant for season 4! We guarantee that you are going to love your NASFAA Quiz Show webinar experience. The webinar brings to life some of those very thought-provoking and sometimes mind-blowing AskRegs questions in a manner that is considered "edu-tainment." The goal is to provide a good mix of questions so even our financial aid neophytes can participate in the fun as well. So, join NASFAA's Kochie Vaughan and David Tolman in this engaging webinar as they test your knowledge on a variety of financial aid topics. Have fun learning and see which game show makes its debut for season 4!

Gainful Employment
May 8, 2024, 2:00 PM ET | 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, NASFAA Regulatory Specialist, to cover the return of gainful employment (GE) to the financial aid landscape. This webinar will cover the definition of a GE program, the metrics that will be used to measure GE programs, as well as when regulations officially go into effect.

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.


Recorded February 29, 2024 | 60 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

Join us for a discussion on best practices for using technology to streamline your scholarship matching process, and maximizing your institution's scholarships. This session will also include a demonstration of the latest technology from Scholarship Magic where you will be able to observe the scholarship process in action, gaining unparalleled insights into fund distribution, student matches, and impactful donor engagement.

Deep Dive Into the Student Aid Index (SAI)
Recorded February 21, 2024 | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Significant changes to the Pell Grant eligibility criteria and federal methodology (FM) formula are on the horizon, including a new name for the expected family contribution (EFC), which has become the Student Aid Index (SAI). The revamped formula includes higher income protection allowances (IPA), elimination of the state and other tax allowance against income, elimination of many forms of untaxed income and excludable income, addition of small businesses and family farm assets, elimination of consideration of more than one family member in college, and more. Join NASFAA’s Jackie Cottom to take a deep dive into the new SAI.

Prison Education Program: Completing the Paper 2024-25 FAFSA with Students Who Are Incarcerated Workshop
Recorded January 31, 2024 | 75 Minutes
Price: Free

Financial aid advising is an essential component of Prison Education Programs (PEPs). Many PEPs rely on the paper FAFSA when serving students who are incarcerated. We expect many new PEPs will enroll their first students in the Fall of 2024.  The challenge of introducing PEP work at the same time as FAFSA Simplification implementation crescendos will create a challenge for financial aid staff as well as PEP administrators. During this workshop, we will walk through the 2024-25 FAFSA completion process, highlighting the most complex form and verification questions. We will also talk about the methods for processing those paper FAFSAs. Both financial aid teams and prison program administrators will join the conversation and welcome your questions.

FAFSA Update: 2024-25
Recorded January 24, 2024 | 90 Minutes
Price: Free

The newly redesigned 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) changes the way students apply for Title IV assistance, and in many cases, institutional and state aid. Join Lissa Powell and Tiffany Gibbs with NASFAA’s Training and Regulatory Assistance team as they walk through the changes and enhancements to the application process.


Recorded December 13, 2023 | 90 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

The NASFAA Policy Update and Final FAFSA Countdown will include the latest updates on what's happening in Washington related to student aid policy and FAFSA Simplification implementation. The Policy Team will provide updates on student aid funding, regulatory action, administration initiatives,  latest updates on implementation as we approach the launch of the new FAFSA and close with a question-and-answer session.

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