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Our videos are great college planning resources that provide information and guidance to help your family with every step of the way. Find videos by clicking on the categories listed below.

School Counselor Webinar Series: College Admissions

School Counselor Webinar Series: College Admissions

The college search and application process can be overwhelming for students. This webinar for school counselors will provide key information that will help you guide students through applying to college. Topics will include current trends in admissions, building a balanced list of colleges, and the different components of the college application including transcripts, essays, and letters of recommendation. Download a copy of the webinar slides to follow along.
School Counselor Webinar Series: Having the College Cost Conversation with Students and Families

School Counselor Webinar Series: Having the College Cost Conversation with Students and Families

As a school counselor, you likely play a large role helping students create their college list and decide where to ultimately enroll. College cost is a significant factor when selecting a school, and it's one that students and families should understand as they navigate the admissions and financial aid process. In this webinar, we review the information and resources that you can share to help college-bound students and their families research college costs and make informed decisions. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
School Counselor Webinar Series: Using Social Media to Communicate to Families

School Counselor Webinar Series: Using Social Media to Communicate to Families

As a School Counselor, do you want to use Facebook, Twitter, and/or LinkedIn to share information and news with students and parents? This webinar covers how to use social media to communicate to families. We'll review the different types of social media, how to post, like, comment, and share, and provide resources for extra assistance. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
School Counselor Webinar Series: Working with Foster Youth in the Financial Aid Process

School Counselor Webinar Series: Working with Foster Youth in the Financial Aid Process

School Counselors: Join a representative from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families' Adolescent Services to learn the key information and resources you need to guide foster youth through the college financial aid process. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
School Counselor Webinar Series: Financial Aid: National Landscape & Regulatory Updates

School Counselor Webinar Series: Financial Aid: National Landscape & Regulatory Updates

This webinar for school counselors and college access professionals addresses the current financial aid landscape on a national scale, and provides important updates on federal financial aid resources and regulations. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
School Counselor Webinar Series: College Financing

School Counselor Webinar Series: College Financing

This webinar provides school counselors and college access professionals with an 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. View the webinar slides to follow along.
School Counselor Webinar Series: Helping Families Understand Financial Aid Offers

School Counselor Webinar Series: Helping Families Understand Financial Aid Offers

This webinar provides valuable information for school counselors to help families understand their financial aid offers. Topics include an overview of the different types of financial aid available, how to calculate the balance due at each college, and methods for paying the college bill. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
School Counselor Webinar Series: Counseling Families with Unique Circumstances

School Counselor Webinar Series: Counseling Families with Unique Circumstances

This webinar provides guidance for school counselors and college access professionals as you work with families with unique circumstances throughout the financial aid process. Topics include independent students, undocumented students, nontraditional parent families, and financial aid appeals. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
School Counselor Webinar Series: Understanding the FAFSA<sup>®</sup>

School Counselor Webinar Series: Understanding the FAFSA®

This webinar for school counselors provides a detailed overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including step-by-step instructions on completing the application, helpful tips on answering questions correctly, and important next steps. The information shared should help counselors as they advise families applying for financial aid. Print the webinar slides to follow along.
School Counselor Webinar Series: CSS Profile<sup>TM</sup>

School Counselor Webinar Series: CSS ProfileTM

This webinar for school counselors and college access professionals introduces the nuts and bolts of the CSS Profile, a financial aid application required by roughly 250 colleges, universities, and scholarship agencies across the country. Topics include tips on completing the Profile, specific financial and household data collected, and how colleges and universities use the application information. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
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