Verification: 2022-2023

Start Date: November 8, 2021
Duration: 4 Weeks
Price: $299.00

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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. This course is the perfect learning tool for financial aid professionals designed to provide the necessary tools and subject matter expertise to guide you through the verification process. Live instruction, discussion topic collaboration, and assessments throughout the course will reinforce key concepts. Upon passing the course, you will receive complimentary access to the credential test.

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Who and What Must Be Verified
  • Lesson 2: Acceptable Verification Documentation
  • Lesson 3: Verification Corrections, Updates, and Professional Judgment Adjustments
  • Lesson 4: Verification Status Codes, Interim Disbursements, Timeframe, Policies and Procedures

Course Structure

This course utilizes multiple teaching and learning methods to ensure participants develop a true understanding of the topic. Live instruction, reading assignments, discussion forums, interactive content, and assessments will reinforce key course concepts.

As a participant of this course you will be asked to:

  • Review educational video lessons
  • Complete learning assessments
  • Engage in online discussions
  • Collaborate with other financial administrators

Weekly due dates for assessments are included in the course syllabus, and all assessments must be submitted by the course end date. The live instruction classes last approximately one hour and are recorded for on-demand viewing by the course attendee. While attendance in the live sessions is optional, we do encourage you to attend due to the collaborative nature of the courses. Please see the Live Instruction Schedule below for this course (subject to change at the discretion of the course instructors).

The time commitment is variable, but you can expect to spend an average of six to eight hours a week on a course. The time commitment will vary based on your prior knowledge of the course topic, your experience and comfort level in the online course environment, etc.

Live Instruction Schedule

Date

Time

Session

11/08/2021

2:00 p.m. ET

Intro Session and Lesson 1 Instruction

11/10/2021

2:00 p.m. ET

Application Session

11/15/2021

2:00 p.m. ET

Lesson 1 Review and Lesson 2 Instruction

11/17/2021

2:00 p.m. ET

Application Session

11/22/2021 to 11/26/2021

No class

Thanksgiving Week

11/29/2021

2:00 p.m. ET

Lesson 2 Review and Lesson 3 Instruction

12/01/2021

2:00 p.m. ET

Application Session

12/06/2021

2:00 p.m. ET

Lesson 3 Review and Lesson 4 Instruction

12/08/2021

2:00 p.m. ET

Application Session

12/13/2021

2:00 p.m. ET

Lesson 4 Review & Wrap-Up

 

This course is also offered in February 2022.

Course Instructors

David Downing, NASFAA U Instructor

David Downing David Downing joined NASFAA's Training and Regulatory Assistance team in 2019. Prior to joining NASFAA, he was the associate director of financial aid operations at Arizona State University responsible for oversight of verification processing and the Federal Pell Grant program. He has worked professionally in financial aid since 2004 also working at Washington State University as the assistant director of communications and at the University of Phoenix in training and content development as well as several other roles. He received his bachelor of science in business with a minor in human resource management from Western International University and master of arts in education/adult education and training from the University of Phoenix. He has also served as the communications chair, secretary, and volunteered on a variety of committees with the Western Association of Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA). He lives in Mesa, Arizona with his wife Charity and their two boys, Skyler and Owen.

Tonya Hsiung, NASFAA U Instructor

Tonya Hsiung Tonya Hsiung joined NASFAA's Training and Regulatory Assistance team in 2019. Prior to joining NASFAA, she was the senior assistant director of financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College. Her interest in financial aid started as a work-study student and she has worked professionally in financial aid since 2002. She received a bachelor's degree in secondary mathematics education and master's degree in student affairs in higher education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a second bachelor's degree in business administration/accounting from Millersville University. She also volunteered for numerous committees and served for many years as the treasurer of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA). She is married to her husband, Danny, and they have a daughter, Alana.

NASFAA U Course Policies

Credential Test Access

Complimentary access to the credential test is provided after successfully completing and passing the course.

Certified Financial Aid Administrator® Recertification Points

If you are a certified FAA, this course is eligible for eight Certified Financial Aid Administrator® Recertification Points (RPs). After successfully completing and passing the course, the points will automatically be added to your Dashboard.

Attendance Requirements and Due Dates

While there is flexibility built into our online courses to accommodate busy work and life schedules, our courses have weekly due dates, and all assessments must be submitted by the course end date. These due dates will be available in the syllabus, which becomes available on the first day of the course.

We also strongly encourage participation in the live instruction sessions, but archives will be available for on-demand viewing.

Technical Requirements

Your online course will be fully browser-based. We strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser for the live instruction meetings. Internet Explorer is not supported. The audio portion of online courses will be delivered directly through your computer's speakers or attached headphones. We recommend you test your computer's ability to stream audio prior to joining the first live session. We encourage you to have a microphone set up so you can participate in our live instruction sessions, although it is not required.

Accommodations

If you require any special accommodations for this course, please contact us at nasfaa-u@nasfaa.org. Accommodations must be requested at least two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Cancellation

By submitting your registration, you agree to the following cancellation schedule:

  • $25 cancellation fee before November 3, 2021
  • $50 cancellation fee November 3, 2021 - November 7, 2021

If you do not cancel by 6:00 a.m. ET November 8, 2021, you will be responsible for the full amount of the registration fee. Medical emergencies will be rescheduled to another available course with a doctor's note.

Requests to cancel must be sent to nasfaa-u@nasfaa.org.

Additional Payment Options 

This course is eligible for NASFAA Credit Balance usage.

Additional Questions

For additional questions, please review the helpful guide of Online Course Frequently Asked Questions.


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