Counselor Resources

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 will find access to all the professional developments opportunities related to financial aid that will be offered for the 2024-25 academic year. As opportunities are made available, they will be posted on this page.

You will also find the opportunity to request a financial aid presenter for your financial aid information night and the ability to place yourself in the OASFAA Counselor database so that you can receive our communications directly,


FAFSA Line-by-Line Webinar

Coming in October!  OASFAA will record a line by line FAFSA training that you can listen to and use as a reference when assisting students and families with completing the FAFSA.

Financial Aid 101 Webinar  (recorded 9-26-23)

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. 

Financial Aid 101 Webinar Deck

Financial Aid 101 Webinar Recording


High School Counselor Workshops - AVAILABLE NOW

OASFAA will offer 14 in-person Counselor Workshop and one virtual workshop. These workshops will focus on line-by-line completion of the 2024-2025 FAFSA. We will do a deep dive on the FSA ID, federal student aid programs, verification, state aid programs, award letter review and resources available to counselors for assisting students and families with the financial aid process. Come join us, network with your colleagues and bring your financial aid questions. The general timeframe for this event is 9 am - Noon. It may vary by site so please check your confirmation from your site coordinator.

Workshop Schedule - REGISTRATION IS OPEN

   Thursday, October 5: University of Cincinnati - Register

   Friday, October 6: Southern State – Hillsboro Campus - Register

   Tuesday, October 10: Hiram College - Register

   Thursday, October 12: Ashland University - Register

    Friday, October 13: Columbus College of Art & Design - Register

    Friday, October 13: Ohio University -  Zanesville Campus - Register

    Monday, October 16 Baldwin Wallace University -Register

    Friday, October 27: Wright State University - Register

    Wednesday, November 1: The Ohio State University - Register

    Thursday, November 2: Ohio University - Athens Campus - Register

    Friday, November 3 Bowling Green State University - Register

    Friday, November 3: Shawnee State University - Register

    Thursday, November 9: Ohio Northern University - Register

    Friday, November 10: Stark State College - Register

    Wednesday, November 15: Virtual Workshop - COMING SOON




Financial Aid 201 Webinar

Coming in March 2024



OACAC Articulation Financial Aid Presentation -  AVAILABLE NOW

  The power point used for the 2023 Articulation Workshops will be posted here after the workshops conclude.  

 Presentation Deck from Fall 2023 Articulation Workshops: OASFAA Articulation Presentation 24-25 FINAL FINAL.pptx

College Access and School Counselors Contact Database - Available Now 

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 - AVAILABLE NOW

  • 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 will do 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. 

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


Financial Aid Night Presentation for 2023-2024 Academic Year - COMING SOON

OASFAA will have a recorded version of a financial aid information night. We encourage counselors to share this link with students and families who may be looking for a general financial aid overview. Schools are also welcome to use recording at an information night if no financial aid presenter is available. You will need to use the passcode below when accessing the recording. (FAAs, click here for the slide deck.)


Counselor Resources - AVAILABLE NOW

Planning for College Resources - COMING SOON


Publications - COMING SOON

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


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