Counselor Training

These annual financial aid workshops are presented for the high school guidance counselor, TRIO/GEAR UP program, Admissions & other Higher Education professionals.

Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

Come Get Jiggy with KASFAA and the FAFSA!

Free Counselor Training Opportunities

Past Events will be available on Youtube


Whether You're a "New Kid on the Block" or Remember "All the Boys in the Band", We're Here With Your FAFSA Guidance
September 27, 2022 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Have you ever felt like the New Kid on the Block when it comes to FAFSA submission? Join us as we break it down with a Step-By-Step walk thru of the FAFSA for 2023-2024. We will examine what is to Stay the Same and Whatcha Gonna Do About the upcoming changes for the 2024-2025 FAFSA. Don’t worry Time Is On Your Side and we will make sure You’ve Got It (The Right Stuff) by the end of the presentation. 

What's the 4-1-1 on Special Circumstances?
October 18, 2022 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Do you have students who had to move in with their aunty and uncle in Belair and don’t know how to fill out their FAFSA? Do you have students whose family situation doesn’t fit neatly into a category? In this session , a panel of Financial Aid experts will share the various ways students can be heard and feel seen through special circumstances appeals. We will discuss some of the classics as well as some of the up-and-coming hits when it comes to special situations, including Foster Care, DACA, Undocumented, and other unique living situations and income situations. Come as you are, and you’ll leave feeling that, though every student’s journey is unique, their happy ending of degree attainment is possible.

Don't Be "No Scrub" - Learn how to help fund college with scholarships and Kansas Promise
November 8, 2022 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Feeling like finding scholarships is like chasing Waterfalls? Well, don’t just watch from the passenger side of your best friend’s ride! Join us for a session where we ease the scholarship search process for you and your students. This session will explain how to search for scholarships in the state of Kansas and nationwide, avoid scholarship Creeps or scams and the new changes to the KS Promise Act. Don’t keep this on the down low, invite all of your home skillets and we’ll see you there! 


I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want...is to help you learn how to decipher a Financial Aid Offer and discuss college affordability
February 21, 2023 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Are you a Baby Spice and have no idea how to interpret a Financial Aid Offer? Are you a Sporty Spice and want to know what an athletic scholarship actually covers? In this session, we will cover how to interpret a Financial Aid Offer from community colleges to four-year public and private schools, including how to figure out net costs and direct costs. If you’re a bit of a Posh Spice and want to know if aid covers living expenses, we can help you figure that out. We will also help you learn common financial aid terms, understand financial literacy and how to finance the college journey. Through this session, you’ll learn that financial aid folks aren’t Scary Spice -- we’re here to help!

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