The financial aid experts at Access Applied are conducting free “Train the FAFSA Helpers” webinars for school counselors, non-profit counselors and other volunteers who help students and parents complete the FAFSA.
These interactive webinars will allow participants to engage with the presenters and participate in live Q & A. A recorded version will be available as well.
This comprehensive training will review the FAFSA, from the Login page to the Confirmation page, and address all the questions that typically confuse students and parents – especially those questions that are of particular importance to students from low-income and middle-income backgrounds.
Jim has provided FAFSA and CSS PROFILE training to tens-of-thousands of college financial aid professionals throughout the US for over 35 years. He is a recognized expert in college costs and financial aid and has spoken at hundreds of local, state and national financial aid conferences. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine and the NY Times on financial aid and income tax issues. Jim’s business and tax background enabled him to provide specialized consulting and training services to schools using the CSS PROFILE, where he was retained by many to evaluate complex business and personal tax issues.
David served more than twenty years as a Student Affairs professional at Columbia University, including thirteen years as Executive Director of Undergraduate Financial Aid.
David has decades of experience supporting students from lower income backgrounds. He has worked extensively with students enrolled in the New York State Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and was one of the earliest supporters of the QuestBridge Scholars Program.
David developed and conducted FAFSA training programs for volunteers from the Urban League and the National Community Tax Coalition who provided FAFSA support to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.