As Counselors, you are the first ones students and parents approach for financial aid information. Because you’re in this point position, you always want to have the latest aid knowledge and strategies at your fingertips. Following are sources for training and information that can help.
|A program of the US Department of Education, NT4CM is about free training, information, resources, and tools regarding federal, state, and local financial aid programs for counselors and mentors.|
|News and resources to help counselors prepare kids for college. Included are key dates and deadlines, professional development opportunities, data and research reports.|
|Your online source of federal student aid information will help you help students and parents plan and prepare for college. Resources include a library to help you stay informed, FAFSA information and strategies, a glossary of terms, and promotional materials that can be used to get the word out.|
Professional OrganizationsColleagues in the arena of financial aid and school counseling offer a wide range of helpful online resources to support high school counselors and financial aid professionals. Click on the links below to visit their web sites.
U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid for Counselors
New York State School Counselors Association (NYSSCA)
New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA)
New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling (NYSACAC)