Training & Professional Support

Students and parents often turn to counselors as their initial resource for financial aid guidance. Accessing the training sources and information below can equip you with the most up-to-date aid knowledge and strategies to help you better advise your students.

  • Federal Student Aid Counselors Toolkit

    A program of the US Department of Education offering counselors and mentors free training, information, resources, and tools regarding federal, state, and local financial aid programs.

  • College Board K-12 Counselor Center

    News and resources to help counselors prepare students for college. The site features key dates and deadlines, professional development opportunities, data, and research reports.

HESC offers free High School Counselor Workshops to keep you informed about federal and state financial aid programs. HESC and NYS Financial Aid Administrators Association experts provide information, updates, and tools to promote college access and how to better assist your students through the financial aid process.

Be sure to sign up for our High School Counselor Newsletter to find out when these workshops will be next available!

Previous Workshops

2024-25 FAFSA/TAP Training Webinar
January 29, 2024 | Downloads: FAFSA Changes OverviewStudents with Unusual Circumstances HandoutFinancial Aid Toolkit Handout

In-Depth FAFSA/TAP Counselor Workshop
December 13, 2023 | Download Presentation

2024-25 FAFSA & TAP Updates for High School Counselors
November 28, 2023 | Download Presentation | View Recording


If you have any questions regarding the Counselor Workshops, email [email protected].