Counselor Resources

Welcome to the Financial Aid Resource page for high school counselors! The OASFAA Outreach Committee hopes that you'll find the information on these pages useful in your search to make higher education affordable. Send comments or questions about this information to [email protected].

On this page, you'll find:

FAFSA Webinars

Students and families need our help now more than ever to get on and stay on track for their postsecondary plans.  Many students need assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) to help cover college expenses.  As part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s (ODHE) enhanced focus on FAFSA completion for our Class of 2021, OASFAA offered a line-by-line FAFSA training webinar.  This webinar was built for school counselors, teachers, advisors and other education stakeholders who are willing to provided assistance to a student to get this form completed.  The webinar offered steps related to establishing an FSA ID, completing the FAFSA, understanding the follow-up steps and identify FAFSA resources available for education professionals and students/families. Please view this webinar and download the webinar slides to become a FAFSA expert so that we can build an army of people who can help our students in this time of great need.  

View recorded webinar from May 19, 2021

Download Slide Deck from webinar


Financial Aid 201 Webinar 

Financial Aid 201 Webinar 

As presented Mar 5, 2021 1:00 PM EST

Watch Webinar Recording


High School Counselor Workshops

High School Counselor Workshops

As presented in October, November, and December 2020 by the OASFAA Outreach Committee.

Watch Workshop Recording

Download Counselor Workshop Presentation


Financial Aid 101 Webinar for Newer Counselors

Financial Aid 101 Webinar 

This free webinar is for newer High School, Access, TRiO, and AmeriCorps counselors, as well as any brand new admissions or financial aid counselors. If you are in your first several years assisting high school students through the paying for college process, this webinar will provide an overview of the financial aid programs available to students. The steps that students must take in pursuing financial aid their senior year of high school will also be covered. 

Recorded Webinar Link:

Download Financial Aid 101 Presentation 




OACAC Articulation Financial Aid Presentation

As presented on September 9 and 10, 2020 by the OASFAA Outreach Committee.

Download OACAC Articulation Financial Aid Presentation 2021-2022


College Access and School Counselors Contact Database

Register for the College Access and School Counselor Contact Database

  • Benefits of signing up for Counselor Database Listserve:
    • Workshop registration information
    • Counselor event announcements and details
    • Training announcements


High School Financial Aid Night Presenters

  • Request a Financial Aid Night PresenterThe OASFAA Outreach Committee can help facilitate your school's Financial Aid Night by helping to connect you with local financial aid professionals willing to present at your school.
  • If you are in need of a recorded financial aid night presentation, OASFAA has done a generic presentation that you could share with students and parents during a virtual event or share the link on your school website for families to watch. Here is the recorded Financial Aid Night Presentation.
  • Download Financial Aid Night Presentation.  

Ohio FAFSA Completions Year over Year
Click here to see the year over year FAFSA completion percentage, courtesy of our friends at NCAN via their Form Your Future web site.


Counselor Resources

Planning for College Resources




Feel free to use these publications in your FAFSA completion efforts! If there's something you need that isn't listed below, let us know