Mapping Your Future offers various webinars throughout the year to provide training and address issues facing financial aid and education professionals. Some of these training sessions are offered in partnership with other organizations. If you can't attend one of our scheduled webinars, we encourage you to take advantage of these on-demand webinars.
Some of the webinars require you complete a registration form. Those webinars are designated with a red asterisk (*)
The webinars are available in the following formats:
- WMV (Windows Media Player)
- MOV (Quicktime)
- MP4 (mobile devices)
Verification: Dealing with the top issues for 2018-19*
April 5, 2018
If you are a verification professional in the financial aid office, you deserve kudos for managing a complex issue. In order to manage the process, it requires that you keep up on any changes and it is helpful to learn from other professionals in the field. In the Mapping Your Future webinar, "Verification: Dealing with the top issues for 2018-19," Jennifer Martin from Johns Hopkins University and Catherine Boscher-Murphy from Montclair State University described how their schools are managing the verification process and provided information on verification requirements for 2018-19, including new comment codes and ISIR flags.
Understanding taxes - The basics and beyond*
December 13, 2017
Financial aid professionals are presented with many challenges in reviewing tax documents of students and parents in the verification process. To help face those challenges, Carolyn Thomas of Thomas & Associates, CPAs, LLC provided important information and guidance about what you should know when looking at tax returns and tax transcripts, such as understanding who should file returns, the various tax filing statuses, and other important guidelines about earned and unearned income and educational tax benefits.
Answering student and parent questions about the 2018-19 FAFSA
September 26, 2017
Students planning on attending college in the fall of 2018 need to complete the 2018-19 FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid, as well as some state and institutional aid. This training provides an introduction to the FAFSA for students and parents and answers their FAFSA questions.
2018-19 FAFSA training for financial aid professionals and others*
September 20, 2017
View Mapping Your Future's 2018-19 FAFSA training for financial aid professionals and others who will be helping students complete the FAFSA. Jennifer Martin, Director, University Financial Aid Compliance at Johns Hopkins University, was the presenter and she went through the FAFSA, providing information on changes from last year and a variety FAFSA-related topics.
Creating and using the FSA ID for students and parents*
April 20, 2017
Students and parents may have questions about the Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. The FSA ID is intended to protect personal information when students, parents, and borrowers complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and log into federal websites, such as the FAFSA, Studentloans.gov, and NSLDS. In this webinar, Lori Auxier provides information on creating and using the FSA ID.
Creating and using the FSA ID for high school, college professionals*
April 18, 2017
High school and college professionals know that the FSA ID is intended to protect personal information when students, parents, and borrowers complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and log into federal websites, such as the FAFSA, Studentloans.gov, and NSLDS. They also know that sometimes students and parents need assistance setting up the FSA ID. In this webinar, Lori Auxier provided the background needed to assist them.
Best practices and resources to make your college access programs a success*
June 1, 2016
Helping your students and parents through the college and financial aid application process can be challenging, but there are resources that can help you reach your college access goals. High school educators, college admissions staff, and others interested in helping students and parents are encouraged to view this webinar in which the Florida College Access Network (Florida CAN) and the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) discussed their statewide initiatives designed to support high school seniors as they prepare to continue their education after high school.