Just the FACTS – Register

Just the FACTS! Registration is CLOSED.

This free training Series is designed to meet the needs of new financial aid professionals with less than two years of experience.

The FACTS (Financial Aid Core Training Seminar) uses NASFAA’s CORE training materials to provide training in the basics of the financial aid process from A to Z. The training begins with a description of the federal financial assistance programs and concludes with valuable information regarding the various resources available to you a as a new financial aid professional. The focus of the training is on federal needs analysis and with Day 5 discussing a bit about different types of methodologies along with packaging and Professional Judgment.

The training will be offered over a period of five weeks, one day per week on the dates mentioned below at no cost to MASFAA members. Trainers are seasoned financial aid professionals who have extensive experience in the administration of federal financial aid at various types of institutions (public, private, 2-year, 4-year, graduate and undergraduate).

Training will be offered at Wellesley College and all sessions run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with a break for lunch.  Session dates are September 28, 2016, October 5, 2016, October 12, 2016, October 19, 2016, and October 26, 2016. Participants are expected to attend all five weeks. Priority will be given to aid professionals currently working at academic institutions.  Two attendees per institution are allowed. Exceptions are possible if space permits. Associate members are welcome to attend if space permits.

Training will be offered at Wellesley College at the Wang Campus Center, Room 413, 103 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.

September 28, 2016
Overview of Student Aid Programs, Application Process, Federal Methodology, COD/NSLDS/CPS

October 5, 2016
Student Eligibility, Verification, Calculation of Federal Pell Grant Awards, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

October 12, 2016
Federal Direct Loans: Reviewing Program Requirements, Calculating Loan Amounts, Repayment Features and Counseling Requirements; Financial Literacy and Consumer Counseling, Private Loans and Counseling!

October 19, 2016
Return of Title IV Funds; The 3 R’s (Resources, Research, and Netwo”R”king), and Counseling Skills, Scholarship Search Resources

October 26, 2016
Institutional Methodology, Packaging and Notification of Awards, Professional Judgment

When your registration is confirmed, your name will be added to the Just the FACTS list-serve. The list-serve will provide a forum for communicating questions and announcements about the training with your fellow participants and trainers. Notification regarding delays or cancellation due to inclement weather will also be posted to the list-serve.

Weather policy:
In the case of inclement weather, further information will be posted to this site and to the Just the FACTS list-serve.

Wellesley College is located at 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA. Please allow ample time for traffic. For driving directions to campus, visit their website Guest Parking is in the Davis Parking facility immediately to the right of the main entrance.