Financial Aid 101 E-Learning Course (NACAC)

This self-paced, foundational program offers two-and-a-half hours of lively, engaging learning. It’s a comprehensive introduction to a subject that grows more important every day.

Financial Aid 101 includes seven easy-to-use learning modules packed with information on subjects like loans, grants, scholarships and work study available from public and private sources. The program features informative graphics and videos, as well as occasional quizzes to help you measure your progress.

Developed for entry-level professionals in either the counseling or admission field, this interactive course tackles the fundamental concepts and best practices on which you can build your professional knowledge base, expand your current skill set, and help further your career.

Learn More: https://www.nacacnet.org/professional-development/elearning/

Pathways to College Online Library (AIR)

Online searchable database of research publications with focus on college access for underserved/disadvantaged students. Topics include Articulation and Transfer, College Readiness, College Access Programs, Underserved Students and Special Populations

College Board Access to Opportunity

Resources for low income,first generation, and minority students including mailings, messaging, and campaigns to help them apply for the right colleges.

College Board National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA) – Eight Components of College and Career Readiness publication

A “comprehensive systemic approach helps school counselors inspire and prepare students for college success and opportunity — especially students from underrepresented populations. The Eight Components build aspirations and social capital, offer enriching activities, foster rigorous academic preparation, encourage early college planning, and guide students and families through the college admission and financial aid processes.”

Webinar On-demand: Culturally Competent School Counseling

As the United States continues getting more multicultural, it’s more important than ever to develop your cultural competence. Focus on select components of the ASCA National Model to create an organized space within which to think about infusing cultural competence at your school. Learn practical steps toward becoming a culturally competent school counselor.

ASCA Site-based Training

Training opportunities that can be brought directly to your location, available to ASCA members. ASCA can offer CEUs to all workshop attendees.

Topics offered include:

  • ASCA National Model training
  • RAMP Up Your School Counseling Program
  • Academic Counseling: Enhancing Motivation to Achieve
  • Data-Driven School Counseling: A Practitioner’s Blueprint
  • Dealing With High-Risk Students and Families
  • The Legal and Ethical Complications of Working with Minors in Schools
  • Management, Data, and Accountability
  • School Counseling Programs: How To
  • Technology Boot Camp: The World Wide Web for School Counselors
  • Using Data to Impact Student Achievement
  • Improving Intercultural Competence: School Counselors in Increasingly Multicultural Schools
  • Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools