ERIC Number: ED424545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
High School Counselor Training, 1998. Participant's Guide.
Office of Postsecondary Education, Washington DC. Student Financial Assistance Programs.
This workshop trains high school counselors to provide training that introduces high school students to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The participant guide provides a workbook for high school counselors to use during the workshop. Contents of the sessions are (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Completing the FAFSA"; (3) "Getting the Results"; (4) "What Does a College Do?"; and (5) "Getting Help." In the introduction, three typical students are introduced who are used as examples during the workshop. The various types of federal student aid are introduced and eligibility criteria are reviewed. In Session 2 the reasons for completing a FAFSA are reviewed. Counselors are shown how to answer common questions about the FAFSA and how to complete a FAFSA electronically. In Session 3 counselors learn about the central processing system, how the "expected family contribution" is calculated, and how to interpret and correct the student aid report. Section 4 contains materials used in workshop activities. Session 5 includes activities and provides information about financial aid resources for use with students. Lists of acronyms and resource contact information are provided. (EMK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Postsecondary Education, Washington DC. Student Financial Assistance Programs.