Webinars on-demand

Webinars on-demand

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 2019-20*

April 23, 2019

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 2019-20," financial aid professionals will describe how their schools are managing the verification process. In the webinar, Jennifer Martin from Johns Hopkins University and Catherine Boscher-Murphy from Montclair State University provided information on verification requirements for 2019-20, including common comment codes and ISIR flags.

7 strategies for making the most of scholarship applications*

February 25, 2019

When it comes to applying for scholarships, you may be overwhelmed, not sure where to look, or feel it's not worth the effort. However, even a small scholarship could mean the difference between being able to continue postsecondary education or having to withdraw. This webinar was designed for high school and college students and parents. The webinar addressed tips and techniques for applying for scholarships.

7 strategies for helping your students make the most of scholarship applications*

February 21, 2019

When it comes to applying for scholarships, students may be overwhelmed, not sure where to look, or feel it's not worth the effort. However, even a small scholarship could mean the difference between a student being able to continue postsecondary education or having to withdraw. This webinar was designed for college access and financial aid professionals and high school counselors and educators. The webinar addressed tips and techniques to share with students about applying for scholarships, as well as strategies for conducting your own scholarship workshop.

Understanding taxes - The basics and beyond*

December 11, 2018

Financial aid professionals face many challenges in reviewing tax documents of students and parents in the verification process, and this year those challenges may increase due to tax law changes. To help face those challenges, Carolyn Thomas of Thomas & Associates, CPAs, LLC will provide important information and guidance about what you should know when looking at 2018 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. Educational tax benefits also will be discussed.

Answering student and parent questions about the 2019-20 FAFSA*

September 25, 2018

Students planning on attending college in the fall of 2019 need to complete the 2019-20 FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid, as well as some state and institutional aid. This training provides guidance on completing the FAFSA for students and parents and answers their FAFSA questions.

2019-20 FAFSA training for financial aid professionals and others*

September 20, 2018

View Mapping Your Future's 2019-20 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.

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 2017 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.

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.