Training and Workshops

Requests to host a Tuesday @ 2 training can be made by any current member or committee. The training committee request that the following steps be followed when requesting a training session and date.
1. Please check the date on the EASFAA calendar to verify if the date is free of other activities. 
2. Please have requested date, session topic/title, description, presenter, and presenter bio information ready upon requesting the training.
3. Complete the Training Session Request Form found below. Once submitted the Tuesday @ 2 chairs will review your request and be in touch.

Training Session Request Form

FAFSA Simplification Breakout Session

December 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm EST

EASFAA Sector Interests Committee Presents:

One day more
Another day, another destiny
This never-ending road to FAFSA Simplification

This session will be a chance to talk about the upcoming challenges of the FAFSA Simplification with others from similar schools. Following a brief intro from a colleague who understands what is happening with this, everyone will be able to select a breakout room by sector to talk about what challenges schools/agencies are facing, what solutions or changes schools have put in place, and other participant-led discussions on this topic. No worries. There will be moderators in each room with conversation-starting topics if needed. Come share your thoughts and ideas as we all travel down the road to Simplification.

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CAPFAA Conference

NASFAA Credential Training provided by EASFAA
Presented by: Catherine Boscher-Murphy, Associate Director / Compliance Officer - Montclair State University
Location: Water's Edge Resort, Westbrook, CT

This is an in-person event and is free to EASFAA members who would like to attend these trainings, even if you are not attending the full CAPFAA Conference. You do not need to be a CAPFAA member to attend. It is expected that you only attend the training and no other conference activities unless registered for the conference.

Sunday, December 10th; 1:00 - 4:00 pm: Cost of Attendance Credential

This session will give you the basic principles and processes of student budget construction including:

  • standard components of a student’s cost of attendance (COA)
  • allowable additional costs
  • rules related to recalculation of the COA
  • help to ensure your school’s COA policies and procedures result in the construction of accurate and appropriate student budget

Also reviewed:

  • Cost of Attendance Restrictions
  • Recalculations and Non-Title IV Aid


Student Eligibility

Presented by: Anne McDermott, Director of Financial Aid - Slave Regina University
Location: University of Vermont, Waterman Building, Burlington, VT

This is an in-person event and is free to EASFAA members who would like to attend this training.

Friday, December 8th; 9:00 a.m. - Noon

After completing this lesson, you will Understand the importance of establishing a student’s eligibility for Title IV aid; recognize that student eligibility criteria are both general and program specific; and learn the categories into which the general student eligibility criteria fall.

The key concepts you will learn in this lesson:

• Student eligibility;

• General eligibility criteria;

• Database matches;

• Monitoring eligibility;

• Conflicting information;

• Program-specific eligibility criteria



 Click the link below to browse through recordings and slides from past events.