If you’re a financial aid professional, high school counselor or independent counselor, this section of Finaid contains student aid and advocacy information and frequently used resources.
Below is a list of comprehensive resources for Financial Aid Administrators and Educators. We also recommend joining Fastweb’s Educator program for free printed student materials, current information on scholarships, internships and part-time jobs and more. Learn about our the Fastweb Educator Program here.
- Federal Student Aid Training Virtual Conference – Fall 2023
- Assisting Students and Parents with Concerns
- Financial Aid Jobs
- Guide to Detecting Fraud on Financial Aid Applications
- Guide to Professional Judgment
- Improving Student Perceptions of the Financial Aid Office
- Professional Associations
- Training for Financial Aid Professionals – US Department of Education
- Step by Step Guide to the Federal Financial Aid Process – Department of Education presentation
- Helping Students use Finaid
- Fastweb for Scholarships, Internships and Part-Time Jobs
- Impact of School Counselors and success in students receiving financial aid – Forbes Article on Study
Helpful Financial Aid Tools
- Student Aid Reference Desk – Direct links to important financial aid regulations, legislation, research, and other key resources.
- Knowledge Center (formerly IFAP) – Library of information articles and resources for various federal student aid topics.
Student Aid Policy Analysis
- ACE Center for Policy Analysis
- American Institutes for Research
- Committee for Education Funding
- Common Manual
- Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
- National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
- National Center for Education Statistics – 2020 Condition Education
- Postsecondary Education Opportunity
- Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
- The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS)
- The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education
Helpful Finaid Pages
- Award Letter Requirements
- Early Awareness Programs
- Exit and Entrance Loan Counseling
- FERPA and Financial Aid
- Withholding Academic Transcripts and Diplomas
- Financial Aid Phone Numbers
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