Mapping Your Future provides webinars on a variety of topics as a service to schools, sponsors, educators, and community organizations.

Understanding taxes - The basics and beyond

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 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.

Two webinar sessions are available:

  • Register for the Wednesday, December 5 webinar, to be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern.
  • Register for the Tuesday, December 11 webinar, to be held at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

Managing student loan debt

Navigating college life is challenging. Knowing how to manage the loans you have is key to success. This webinar will discuss knowing your loans and lender/servicer, choosing your repayment plan, avoiding default, and managing life events.

Register for the Thursday, November 15 webinar, to be held at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

Identity theft

At an age when protecting your information is increasingly important, this webinar will discuss identity theft and provide resources to assist you.

Register for the Thursday, December 13 webinar, to be held at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

The links provided above lead to the registration form. The times listed are in Eastern time. If needed, click on "Show in My Time Zone" at the top of the registration page. We will use GoToWebinar for these trainings which can be accessed from any computer.

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.

Future webinars

To stay informed about upcoming webinars, sign up for our Higher Ed E-News. To suggest future webinar topics, contact the Mapping Your Future staff at feedback@mappingyourfuture.org.