Financing College

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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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NACAC Highlights the Importance of Pell Grants

NACAC and several other organizations wrote to Congress to stress the value of the Pell Grant program.

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NACAC Opposes Higher Education Act Reauthorization

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) announced its opposition to the Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization bill introduced in the US House of Representatives.

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Financial Aid Basics: What Students & Families Need to Know

Download NACAC's financial aid presentation to use when meeting with students and parents and share it with your colleagues!

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Connect with colleagues and learn from experts through these professional development opportunities. NACAC members receive complimentary access to our webinars.