Financing College

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Financial Aid 101

Financial Aid 101 includes eight easy-to-use learning modules packed with information on subjects like loans, grants, scholarships and work-study. The program—developed for entry-level professionals in both the counseling and admission fields—features informative graphics and videos, as well as quizzes to help you measure your progress. Take your professional development to the next level!

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College Affordability

These three handouts are designed to highlight the value of a college degree, showcase the true cost of college, and break down borrowing options.

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NACAC Opposes Trump 2020 Budget Proposal

President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget withdraws needed support for education and other critical programs that help ensure our nation’s students are ready to succeed in tomorrow’s economy, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), said today.

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Student Access to College Counseling

NACAC conducted an extensive study in the Fall of 2017, including a literature review, a series of focus groups, and three national surveys, with support from PwC’s Access Your Potential commitment.

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Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities

Help your K-12 students plan for college success using this easy-to-follow-guide. Revised in 2017, the curricula provide comprehensive tools for meeting the needs of all students, including those who are underrepresented and underserved.


Connect with colleagues and learn from experts through these professional development opportunities. NACAC members receive complimentary access to our webinars.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

View resources outlining recent changes to the FAFSA.

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