Getting the Word Out
Planning a Financial Aid Night
Many counselors and mentors want to provide financial aid information to students and parents but don't quite know where to begin. We are happy to provide you with a PowerPoint presentation and a guide so you can present your own financial aid workshop.
The PowerPoint presentation, called Finding Money for College, includes notes to guide you as you talk. It indicates places where you might want to include information specific to your state or school. Feel free to change it as you wish—it's simply a starting point. Need a Spanish version of the presentation? Use Cómo encontrar dinero para los estudios superiores.
The how-to guide, called Planning a Financial Aid Awareness Program, provides a list of things to consider as you plan your workshop.
If you want items to hand out at your event, you can order federal student aid informational publications.
If you’d like to show financial aid videos at your event, visit Federal Student Aid's YouTube channel to select the best videos for your audience.
We hope these resources will be useful to you.