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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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Episode 9: "Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters"

Listen to Episode 9 of NACAC's College Admissions Decoded podcast.

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Episode Eight: "How Families Can Talk About Paying for College"

Listen to Episode Eight of NACAC's College Admissions Decoded podcast.

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NACAC Announces Commission on Redesigning College Admission and Financial Aid Through a Racial Equity Lens

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) today announced a national panel of leaders and researchers from across higher education, policy, and civil rights to develop specific proposals for reimagining financial aid and college admission systems and ultimately eliminating racial inequity in postsecondary educational access.

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