The Institute on Financial Aid is a weeklong professional development experience in Providence, Rhode Island for new and experienced financial aid staff. Topics range from financial aid basics to more advanced discussions of challenges and shared best practices. The Institute combines information-packed general sessions with small group discussions. Participants use case studies to apply basic concepts, principles, and procedures to the practical challenges of financing college. Mentoring, networking, and program management training make the conference an invaluable professional development experience.
The College Board offers two options:
- New staff members (less than three years of experience): attend the full week program where you will learn basic financial aid concepts such as Federal Methodology, types of aid, forms, applications, and verification.
- Advanced staff members: join the final two and a half days of the Institute, which include advanced topics such as Institutional Methodology, professional judgment, ethics, and connections to enrollment management.
For more information, email Nikki Lynne Stephanou.