Introducing the Financial Aid U Training Institute

Financial Aid U

The Training Institute will allow the Financial Aid U program to impact more programs and students.

NCTC is happy to announce the opening of our new Financial Aid U Training Institute! In conjunction with the Citi Foundation, NCTC created the Training Institute to educate and train new, selected organizations to implement FAFSA preparation services in their communities.

Since 2008, Financial Aid U (FAU) has helped thousands of students seek financial aid and apply to college. Through FAU, community-based organizations like yours provide students with the assistance they need to find financial aid resources that will help them pay for postsecondary education.

Research shows college attendance rates for low-income students lag 20-40 percent behind higher-income students. Many low-income students are not aware that financial aid is available, and those who do are often discouraged by the high cost of attending college – and it’s only going up.

NCTC is enthusiastic about involving new programs across the country in the new FAU Training Institute initiative. The Institute is a blended learning opportunity – including online courses and a 2½ day workshop, designed to develop the capacity of more organizations across the country to decrease the gap of low- to moderate-income students enrolling and even applying for post secondary education.

Staffed by financial aid experts from the academic world as well as current FAU partners, this will be a hands-on opportunity to learn and develop the skills needed to implement this initiative in your community.

To learn more about the Training Institute and how to apply to be part of the program, visit the FAU Training Institute webpage.

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About National Community Tax Coalition

National Community Tax Coalition (NCTC) is the nation's largest, most comprehensive membership organization for community-based organizations offering free tax and financial services to low-income working families.

Posted on April 19, 2012, in NCTC and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I love the FAU, it is a cost effective way of training your volunteers and increase your capacity of resources offered at our tax clinics.

  2. Thanks Gayle! We are looking forward to helping more programs implement FAFSA prep with their tax services. Hopefully you are looking at participating in the FAU Training Institute and we will speak to you at the Bidders Conference this Thursday, May 3rd at 12:00 PM Eastern!

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