NASFAA U Online Courses

NASFAA U Online Course Logo NASFAA is pleased to offer the following NASFAA U online facilitated courses. These collaborative learning sessions bring minds and ideas together despite distances. Online courses help you become more proficient, more knowledgeable, and more valuable to your organization. They give you the ability to interact with your colleagues through discussions and offer you the option to work towards earning a NASFAA Professional Credential or NASFAA U Certificate

Interested in registering multiple staff members from your institution/organization? Check out our Online Course Institutional Registration option to extend online learning to more staff at a huge cost savings.

Learn more about the upcoming class schedules, topics covered, and instructors for each of our online courses and register using the links below. For additional questions, please review the helpful guide of Online Course Frequently Asked Questions.

Upcoming Online Courses

Academic Calendars Certificate
Starts: September 20, 2021

This course covers the building blocks of Title IV program eligibility. Most financial aid administrators understand FAFSA processes, SAP, and enrollment information as components to determine student eligibility. But concepts such as academic year, payment periods, and program structure are sometimes misunderstood or even misapplied. Emerging academic program structures test the traditional basis of determining program eligibility and packaging students. Maintain confidence in compliance by completing this course.

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Higher Education Loans Certificate
Starts: October 19, 2021

This five-week interactive online course will review the different types of higher education loan programs with a focus on the Federal Direct Loan application and origination process, eligibility criteria, annual and aggregate limits, and loan periods. Course participants will also explore private education loans, institutional loans, and truth in lending disclosures and practices.

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Professional Judgment
Starts: November 8, 2021

This four-week interactive online course will focus on a comprehensive review of the concept of professional judgment. Instruction provided will examine the guiding principles for the use of professional judgment and explore its impact on student eligibility and financial assistance. This course is the perfect learning tool for all levels of financial aid professionals designed to provide the necessary tools and subject matter expertise to understand when professional judgment can and cannot be applied. Live instruction, discussion topics collaboration, and assessments throughout the course will reinforce key concepts. Upon passing the course, you will receive complimentary access to the credential test. 

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Return of Title IV Funds - January 2022
Starts: January 10, 2022

This four-week interactive online course provides an overview of the return of Title IV funds (R2T4) regulations including the new regulations that went into effect on July 1, 2021. Course participants will learn what happens to Title IV funds when a student withdraws before completing the period of enrollment, withdrawal from programs offered in modules, and how to apply the R2T4 formula in order to calculate the amount the school must return to the Title IV programs, or the amounts the student could receive as post-withdrawal disbursement.

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Fundamentals of Student Financial Aid - January 2022
Starts: January 11, 2022

This four-week interactive online course will focus on the fundamentals of financial aid including applying, financial aid concepts, categories and types of financial aid, the Title IV aid programs, other federal sources of student assistance, and comparing financial aid offers.

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Verification: 2022-2023 - February 2022
Starts: February 14, 2022

This four-week interactive online course will focus on the 2022-2023 processing year, and concentrates on the principles of verification, information subject to verification, acceptable documentation, processing data corrections, how to verify applicant files in accordance with Title IV verification requirements, and options for institutional verification.

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Cash Management
Starts: March 15, 2022

This NASFAA U course will provide you with an overall understanding of the complex world of cash management in Title IV program administration. The course begins with the fundamentals of how academic program structure sets the cycle for disbursing and drawing down Title IV funds. Other topics include obtaining, maintaining and accounting for funds, disbursements and Title IV credit balance requirements, authorization and notifications, and a review of Tier 1 and Tier 2 regulations.

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Student Eligibility
Starts: April 11, 2022

This four-week interactive online course provides an overview of general Title IV student eligibility criteria and documentation requirements. Course participants will learn the role of the Central Processing System (CPS), database matches, and the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), as well as how specific educational programs affect Title IV student eligibility.

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Application Processing
Starts: May 10, 2022

This four-week interactive online course provides an overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the entire application process which includes correctly answering dependency questions, supplying tax and income information, parental information, and how an applicant correctly completes and submits a FAFSA. Course participants will also learn the process the Central Processing System (CPS) performs when it receives a FAFSA and understand the difference between corrections, updates, and adjustments to applicant data.

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Fundamentals of Student Financial Aid - July 2022
Starts: July 5, 2022

This four-week interactive online course will focus on the fundamentals of financial aid including applying, financial aid concepts, categories and types of financial aid, the Title IV aid programs, other federal sources of student assistance, and comparing financial aid offers.

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