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

OASFAA recorded a FAFSA training that you can listen to and use as a reference when assisting students and families with completing the FAFSA. 

Line-By-Line/Counselor Workshop Slide Deck

Line-By-Line/Counselor Workshop Webinar Recording 



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 Slide Deck

Financial Aid 101 Webinar Recording


High School Counselor Workshops 

OASFAA offered 14 in-person Counselor Workshop and one virtual workshop. These workshops focused 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 closed. All in-person workshops for Fall 2023 have ended. View the recorded webinar on our YouTube channel (and subscribe for updates). 

Counselor Workshop Slide Deck

Financial Aid 201 Webinar (recorded 5-1-2024)

With students beginning to receive award letters this month, families will be asking how to pay for college. This webinar will cover topics such as Ohio FAFSA numbers for the Class of 2024, reviewing aid offers, verification, financial aid appeals for special circumstances and borrowing options available to families. Share the word with your colleagues and bring your financial aid questions.

Financial Aid 201 Slide Deck

Financial Aid 201 Webinar Recording


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 - Coming in April 2024
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 2024-2025 Academic Year - AVAILABLE NOW

Looking for a financial aid night presentation? OASFAA's Outreach Committee recorded this ofr you to share 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. (FAAs, click here for the slide deck.)

The 2024-2025 Financial Aid Process - Presentation Video

Financial Aid Night Presentation Deck in Spanish - Presentation Deck


Counselor Resources - AVAILABLE NOW

Planning for College Resources - Available Now

Publications - Available Now

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

Which Parent is a Contributor on the FAFSA? - This infographic can help determine which parent(s) information to report on a dependent student's FAFSA.


 All of our presentations are available on our YouTube channel! Subscribe for updates!