Counselor Resources

Please note:  OASFAA is starting the process for updating items for the 2021-2022 academic year.  It will be noted if an item is from the previous year or new for this academic year.

Welcome to the Financial Aid Resource page for high school counselors! The OASFAA Outreach Committee hopes that you'll find the information on these pages useful in your search to make higher education affordable. Send comments or questions about this information to [email protected].

On this page, you'll find:

FAFSA Line-by-Line Webinars - New

Students and families need our help now more than ever to get on and stay on track for their postsecondary plans.  Many students need assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) to help cover college expenses.  As part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s (ODHE) enhanced focus on FAFSA completion for our Class of 2022, OASFAA will offer two line-by-line FAFSA training webinars.  These webinars are built for school counselors, teachers, advisors and other education stakeholders who are willing to provided assistance to a student to get this form completed.  These webinars will offer steps related to establishing an FSA ID, completing the FAFSA, understanding the follow-up steps and identify FAFSA resources available for education professionals and students/families. Please register for one of these webinars.  After the webinar, you will be able to download the webinar slides to become a FAFSA expert so that we can build an army of people who can help our students in this time of great need.  

Registration Link for Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 1:00-2:30pm

Registration Link for Tuesday, October 26, 2021, from 9:00-10:30am

You only need to register for one of the workshops.  The power point deck for these webinars will be posted in October. 

Financial Aid 201 Webinar 

Financial Aid 201 Webinar - COMING MARCH 2022

Registration will open in January 2022.


High School Counselor Workshops

High School Counselor Workshops-COMING NOVEMBER 2021

Registration will open in October 2021



Financial Aid 101 Webinar for Newer Counselors

Financial Aid 101 Webinar - NEW

This free webinar is for newer High School, Access, TRiO, and AmeriCorps counselors, as well as any brand new admissions or financial aid counselors. If you are in your first several years assisting high school students through the paying for college process, this webinar will provide an overview of the financial aid programs available to students. The steps that students must take in pursuing financial aid their senior year of high school will also be covered. 

Registration Link for Financial Aid 101 Webinar on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 9:00-10:30am





OACAC Articulation Financial Aid Presentation - NEW

As presented on September 10, 2021 by the OASFAA Outreach Committee.

Download the 2021 Articulation Workshop Presentation


College Access and School Counselors Contact Database - NEW 

Register for the College Access and School Counselor Contact Database

  • Benefits of signing up for Counselor Database Listserve:
    • Workshop registration information
    • Counselor event announcements and details
    • Training announcements


High School Financial Aid Night Presenters - NEW

  • Request a Financial Aid Night PresenterThe OASFAA Outreach Committee can help facilitate your school's Financial Aid Night by helping to connect you with local financial aid professionals willing to present at your school.
  • If you are in need of a recorded financial aid night presentation, OASFAA has done a generic presentation that you could share with students and parents during a virtual event or share the link on your school website for families to watch. Here is the recorded Financial Aid Night Presentation. - PREVIOUS YEAR
  • Download Financial Aid Night Presentation.  - PREVIOUS YEAR

Ohio FAFSA Completions Year over Year - PREVIOUS YEAR
Click here to see the year over year FAFSA completion percentage, courtesy of our friends at NCAN via their Form Your Future web site.


Counselor Resources - PREVIOUS YEAR

Planning for College Resources - PREVIOUS YEAR



Publications - PREVIOUS YEAR

Feel free to use these publications in your FAFSA completion efforts! If there's something you need that isn't listed below, let us know