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Webinars on-demand

Webinars on-demand

Mapping Your Future offers various webinars throughout the year to provide training and address issues facing financial aid and education professionals. Some of these training sessions are offered in partnership with other organizations. If you can't attend one of our scheduled webinars, we encourage you to take advantage of these on-demand webinars.

Some of the webinars require you complete a registration form. Those webinars are designated with a red asterisk (*)

Strategies for making the most of scholarship applications*

February 4, 2021

When it comes to getting money for college, scholarships can be critical - especially if you or your family have been impacted financially by the pandemic. Even a small scholarship could mean the difference between being able to continue postsecondary education or having to withdraw. This webinar addressed tips and techniques for applying for scholarships and is intended for high school and college students and parents, but high school and college professionals may benefit as well.

Making it easy to collect needed documents from students*

January 27, 2021

Schools looking for a secure and easy way to collect documents from their students will want to view this MappingXpress demo from Mapping Your Future. MappingXpress is a secure document transfer service that allows students to quickly and easily upload documents for retrieval by school professionals.

Understanding taxes – The basics and beyond*

December 16, 2020

As a financial aid professional, you already face many challenges in reviewing tax documents of students and parents in the verification process, and this year those challenges may increase due to the impact of the pandemic and tax law changes. To help face those challenges, Carolyn Thomas of Thomas & Associates, CPAs, LLC provided important information and guidance about what you should know when looking at tax returns and tax transcripts, such as understanding who should file returns, the various tax filing statuses, and other important guidelines about earned and unearned income. Educational tax benefits also were discussed.

Career Discovery: Answering 2021-22 FAFSA Questions

October 8, 2020

Students considering attending college in the fall of 2021 need to complete the 2021-22 FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid, as well as some state and institutional aid. In this webinar, hosted by the Bank of North Dakota, students and parents received an introduction to the FAFSA and received answers to their FAFSA questions.

Completing the 2021-22 FAFSA*

October 6, 2020

Students planning on attending college in the fall of 2021 need to complete the 2021-22 FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid, as well as some state and institutional aid. This training provides guidance on completing the FAFSA for students and parents and answers their FAFSA questions.

2021-22 FAFSA training available for financial aid professionals and others helping students and parents complete the FAFSA*

September 30, 2020

View Mapping Your Future's 2021-22 FAFSA training for financial aid professionals and others who will be helping students complete the FAFSA. Jennifer Martin, Director, University Financial Aid Compliance at Johns Hopkins University, was the presenter and went through the FAFSA, providing information on changes from last year and a variety FAFSA-related topics.

The impact of COVID-19 on financial aid professionals*

July 28, 2020

Mapping Your Future hosted a conversation among financial aid professionals in which we explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on financial aid offices and how they are addressing their concerns. This timely webinar summarized the results of the recent Mapping Your Future survey and one state's survey on the impact of the pandemic on financial aid offices.

The panelists included Amy Staffier from Simmons University, David Martin from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Lisanne Masterson from Blue Ridge Community College, and Sarah Baumhoff from Kennesaw State University.

Town Hall Meeting on FAFSA Completion

May 19, 2020

Your future is more important than ever now, and you have the opportunity to take control despite the effect the coronavirus pandemic has had on our lives. One way to take control is by completing the FAFSA, planning for education, and ultimately achieving career success. This town hall meeting, conducted in cooperation with the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), provided an opportunity to ask questions and find answers on FAFSA completion. Financial aid itself may not have changed much in recent months, but the circumstances that cause students to need financial assistance has changed. The panelists included a parent, a school counselor, and a financial aid administrator who provided guidance and support for questions and other issues dealing with FAFSA completion.

Understanding taxes - The basics and beyond*

December 18, 2019

As a financial aid professional, you already face many challenges in reviewing tax documents of students and parents in the verification process, and this year those challenges may increase due to tax law changes implemented in 2018. To help face those challenges, Carolyn Thomas of Thomas & Associates, CPAs, LLC provided important information and guidance about what you should know when looking at tax returns and tax transcripts, such as understanding who should file returns, the various tax filing statuses, and other important guidelines about earned and unearned income. Educational tax benefits also were discussed.

Answering student and parent questions about the 2020-21 FAFSA*

September 24, 2019

Students planning on attending college in the fall of 2020 need to complete the 2020-21 FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid, as well as some state and institutional aid. This training provides guidance on completing the FAFSA for students and parents and answers their FAFSA questions.

2020-21 FAFSA training available for financial aid professionals and others helping students and parents complete the FAFSA*

September 18, 2019

View Mapping Your Future's 2020-21 FAFSA training for financial aid professionals and others who will be helping students complete the FAFSA. Jennifer Martin, Director, University Financial Aid Compliance at Johns Hopkins University, was the presenter and went through the FAFSA, providing information on changes from last year and a variety FAFSA-related topics.

Understanding Military Education Benefits - Three Perspectives*

August 14, 2019

Assistance with education costs are a valuable benefit for those serving in the military. It is important for veterans, as well as school staff, to understand the benefits, to help the veterans and their families succeed.

In this webinar, "Understanding Military Education Benefits - Three Perspectives," panelists provided information and insight on educational benefits for veterans. Panelists included Mik Todd from Money Management International; James Davenport and John Robert from the University of North Texas; and student veteran, Jelani Gibson.

Creating and using the FSA ID for students and parents*

April 20, 2017

Students and parents may have questions about the Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. The FSA ID is intended to protect personal information when students, parents, and borrowers complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and log into federal websites, such as the FAFSA, Studentloans.gov, and NSLDS. In this webinar, Lori Auxier provides information on creating and using the FSA ID.

Creating and using the FSA ID for high school, college professionals*

April 18, 2017

High school and college professionals know that the FSA ID is intended to protect personal information when students, parents, and borrowers complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and log into federal websites, such as the FAFSA, Studentloans.gov, and NSLDS. They also know that sometimes students and parents need assistance setting up the FSA ID. In this webinar, Lori Auxier provided the background needed to assist them.

Best practices and resources to make your college access programs a success*

June 1, 2016

Helping your students and parents through the college and financial aid application process can be challenging, but there are resources that can help you reach your college access goals. High school educators, college admissions staff, and others interested in helping students and parents are encouraged to view this webinar in which the Florida College Access Network (Florida CAN) and the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) discussed their statewide initiatives designed to support high school seniors as they prepare to continue their education after high school.