NASBE Policy Update: Enabling School Counselors to Focus on Postsecondary Transitions

For students whose families and friends do not have college-going experience to share, applying to college can be challenging. School counselors can fill the gap, but in many schools—especially those serving students most in need—counselors are spread thin.

A NASBE policy update (October 2017) explores the ways state boards of education can address the challenges school counselors face and better support student transitions after high school.

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/

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 Measures (AIR)

Provides searchable outcomes data of students at 2/4-year institutions, including retention, graduation, salary, and debt. Also provides ranking/performance measures.