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Class starts: October 13, 2014

Cost: $299 per registrant (members and non-members).

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While this class is not currently available, the 2015-16 Online Course Schedule will be available in Spring 2015. 


This course focuses on the principles of verification, information subject to verification, acceptable documentation, processing corrections, how to verify applicant files in accordance with Title IV verification requirements, and options for institutional verification. This online course is a perfect collaborative learning tool for intermediate level financial aid professionals, and has been designed with the necessary tools, equipment and subject matter expertise to guide you through the process. A credential is provided after successfully completing and passing the credential test, which is available at the conclusion of the course and included in your course fee.

NASFAA University courses are 100% online with an asynchronous focus, meaning the individual attendee can log on anytime/anyplace (assuming they have Internet access) and participate in course requirements – naturally there are due dates they will need to adhere to, i.e. weekly assignments that must be completed. There are also weekly synchronous class meetings held one night per week at 6pm ET (see schedule below). However, these “live” classes are optional and recorded for on-demand viewing by the course attendee. While there will be no grade reductions for students that do not attend the live classes, we do encourage attendance to due to the highly collaborative nature of the courses.

As a participant of this course you will be asked to:

  • Review educational presentations
  • Complete learning assignments and quizzes
  • Participate in online discussions
  • Collaborate with other financial aid administrators 

Live Class Schedule

  • Class Meeting 1: 10/13/14 6pm - 7pm ET
  • Class Meeting 2: 10/20/14 6pm - 7pm ET
  • Class Meeting 3: 10/27/14 6pm - 7pm ET
  • Class Meeting 4: 11/03/14 6pm - 7pm ET


  • Week 1 - Understanding Who and What Must Be Verified 
  • Week 2 - Acceptable Verification Documentation
  • Week 3 - Verification Corrections, Updates, Use of Professional Judgment
  • Week 4 - Verification Status Codes, Interim Disbursements, Times Frames, Policies and Procedures 
Course Facilitators 

Eunice Powell Eunice Powell began her career in financial aid in 1979 at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she worked for more than 12 years in the Office of Student Financial Aid. Since 1994, Eunice has worked at NASFAA. Currently, she is a Senior Training Specialist in the division of Training and Regulatory Assistance. Eunice is responsible for researching and writing NASFAA training materials and webinars, updating NASFAA publications, and responding to technical questions regarding regulatory issues posed by NASFAA members. She is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.  

Eileen Welsh Eileen Welsh began her career in financial aid in 1971 and has been an administrator at both four-year private and public institutions, primarily in the Chicago area. She has been with NASFAA since 1991 as a Training Specialist for NASFAA’s Training and Regulatory Assistance Department. Her current responsibilities include developing training materials for NASFAA’s Training Track, webinars, and online courses; presenting Training Track sessions at state and regional conferences; and updating NASFAA’s other training products and publications, including CORE, the Self-Evaluation Guide, and the Policies and Procedures Tools. 

Cancellation Policy

We limit our online class size to ensure that we provide an effective, collaborative learning environment where participants receive experience and attention they need. Requests to cancel must be sent to

By submitting your registration, you agree to the following cancellation schedule:

  • $25 cancellation fee before October 10
  • $50 cancellation fee October 12 - 13 

If you do not cancel by 6:00 am ET October 14, you will be responsible for the full amount of the registration fee. Medical emergencies will be re-scheduled to another available course with a doctor’s note.