Guest presenters:

  • Daniel Barkowitz, Assistant Vice President, Office of Student Financial Assistance & Student Employment, University of Miami
  • Karemah Manselle, Associate Director, Office of Student Financial Assistance, University of Central Florida

FASFAA host: Nadine Bailey, President, Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

FCAN host: Adriana Pavicic, Community Engagement Coordinator

Affordability is the biggest barrier to attending college. Completing the FAFSA is one of the best ways to make college more affordable, yet Florida students each year leave $300 million on the table simply by not completing the FAFSA — that’s free Pell grant money they would have qualified for and don’t have to pay back.

This free FAFSA training will provide high school counselors the information needed to guide students and their families in completing the FAFSA. Learn more about unique and challenging situations that arise when completing a FAFSA, including supporting undocumented students, students transitioning out of foster care, and determining which parent to include when completing the form.  While financial aid varies depending on the institution a student plans to attend, completing the FAFSA can allow students to access many types of aid including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study jobs.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • FAFSA fundamentals
  • Supporting students with unique circumstances
  • Financial aid opportunities for students and their postsecondary plans

Choose from two convenient sessions offered:

Tuesday, September 20, 9-11 a.m.


Friday, September 23, 9-11 a.m.

SPACE IS LIMITED, so register today! These sessions will be recorded and available after the live training, so if you are not able to attend, don’t worry. You can listen to it later at a time that is convenient for you.

This training is made possible by the following partner organizations:



Get Involved!

  • Register as a College Ready Florida host site
  • Download the Introduction to College Ready Florida guide
  • Questions? Contact Adriana Pavicic, FCAN's Communications and Initiatives Manager

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