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An Advanced Look at College Financial Aid

This lesson will provide a detailed overview of the college financial aid process, including financial aid applications and eligibility, how colleges determine how much aid to offer, and financial aid offers. This lesson is intended for counselors who have been in their jobs for five years or more and feel somewhat knowledgeable about advising students and families on college financing.

Lesson Objectives

After completing this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify major components of the college financial aid process
  • Speak to special considerations for students in the financial aid process
  • Guide students who have unique financial circumstances

Lesson Deliverables

To complete this lesson, participants will:

Complete the MEFA Institute Evidence of Learning Form to earn 1 PDP for this lesson.

Please note: This lesson is intended for counselors who have been in their jobs for five years or more and feel somewhat knowledgeable about advising students and families on college financing. For counselors who have been in their role for less time, please explore A Beginner's Look at College Financial Aid.

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