FAFSA Trainings in
New York 2024

The Department of Education will release the Better FAFSA for the 2024-2025 academic year at the end of December. This new form will be shorter and simpler and will increase Pell Grant eligibility, enabling more students to receive financial aid. The Education Trust–New York will host a series of trainings in conjunction with uAspire to support the efforts of school counselors and district leaders in helping families and students apply for financial aid.

FAFSA Completion Training with uAspire
Part 1: January 11, 2024, 3-4:30 p.m. EST, Zoom
Part 2: January 18, 2024, 3:4-30 p.m. EST, Zoom

Whether you have decades of experience with the FAFSA or you are just starting out, this is a great look under the hood of the most frequently used financial aid form. This training will walk you through the online form, give you opportunities to practice with complex scenarios, and highlight the potential pitfalls all practitioners and students should be aware of. Please sign up for both sessions for the full training.

NYS DREAM Act Training
January 25, 2024: 3:-4:30 p.m. EST, Zoom

The passage of the DREAM Act in New York opens up eligibility to apply for state aid to undocumented and other students. This training will provide practitioners with an overview of eligibility requirements, highlight the steps to apply for state aid, and provide opportunities to practice with student scenarios.