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. Webinars cover a variety of topics and last from 60 to 90 minutes. Get a preview.

On-demand archives are usually available after the webinar for purchase; these archives are also free to webinar package purchasers.

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Active NASFAA members should consider the webinar package. You'll get all of the 2020-21 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.

Upcoming Live Webinars

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

NASFAA Webinar: Developing Your Talents As A Financial Aid Professional
October 28, 2020, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Join Susan Shogren and a panel of influencers in today’s financial aid community to explore how they leveraged a wide range of learning opportunities over the course of their careers. Discover how growing your expertise and enhancing your professional competencies can help you continue to be of maximum value to your institution and your students.

NASFAA Webinar: Compliance Concerns? Your Options for Remote Solutions
November 10, 2020, 2:00 PM ET | 60 Minutes
Price: Free

Successful consulting does not always need to occur face-to-face. Blue Icon Advisors, NASFAA Consulting, and the Standards of Excellence review program offer remote compliance and consulting services to schools as a lower-cost (but not lower-quality) alternative to being on campus. Attend this webinar to learn about remote services and how they can help you achieve your goals.


November 17, 2020, 2:00 PM ET | 60 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

The current global crisis caused major shifts in higher education operations, drastically disrupting students’ experiences.  Join us to learn about taking a holistic approach to support including strategies for virtual support, continuity planning, retention outreach, inbound engagement, community building, and more to support your students.

NASFAA Webinar: Don't Be Alarmed By Clock Hours!
November 18, 2020, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Join NASFAA's Lissa Powell and David Tolman, along with a panel of colleagues from schools offering clock-hour programs as we discuss the timeliest guidance to help ensure no alarms go off during your next audit or review.

NASFAA Webinar: Economics of Financial Aid
December 9, 2020, 2:00 PM ET | 90 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

Sandy Baum will lead a presentation on some of the most pressing enrollment and financing issues facing institutions today.

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 October 15, 2020 | 60 Minutes
Price: Free; (members-only)

Financial concerns have been a longtime leading factor in students’ decisions to enroll or continue their education. In today’s challenging economic environment, monetary considerations are even more prevalent. As a result, higher education institutions need to prioritize awarding timely and accurate financial aid offers to incoming and returning students to drive enrollment decisions and student persistence rates.

NASFAA Webinar: FAFSA Update - 2021-22
Recorded October 7, 2020 | 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 Susan Shogren as they review key aspects of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) application process, discuss answers to questions frequently asked by applicants, and explore strategies institutions can use to help prepare staff and students for the upcoming application season.

NASFAA Webinar: Foundations of Academic Calendars
Recorded October 2, 2020 | 120 Minutes
Price: Free for Value Plus and Webinar Package; $120.00 for other members; $240.00 for Non-members

As academic departments continue to explore new ways to deliver academic programs, it is essential to understand how those decisions can affect the Title IV programs you offer and impact your students. Join NASFAA’s Joe Massman to explore basic concepts that will help inform your conversations and choices about program structure.

NASFAA Webinar: COVID-19 and Federal Student Aid: Where Are We Now?
Recorded September 30, 2020 | 60 Minutes
Price: Free

Join NASFAA President Justin Draeger and NASFAA staff from the AskRegs and Policy teams as they review and follow-up COVID-19-related topics, legislation, and guidance from the Department of Education, and answer some of the most common questions related to Title IV and COVID-19. Time was provided for open Q&A during this 60 minute webinar.

NASFAA Webinar: 2021-22 Verification Basics
Recorded September 16, 2020 | 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, Compliance Products Manager, and Kochie Vaughan, Regulatory Specialist, as they discuss the basic elements of verification and what is required.

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