Work in Financial Aid? Bookmark These Resources
The world of financial aid is constantly changing. With all you have to do, it can be overwhelming to try and keep up with it all. However, there are several great resources designed to help you stay in the know on what’s most important to you and the students you serve.
Federal Student Aid’s Training for Financial Aid Professionals (TFAP)
The TFAP website features information on Federal Student Aid’s current and future training activities, as well as other valuable learning resources. They even break down training into a tailored experience that allows you to select what you need based on your experience level. Live webinars as well as recorded training sessions are available to suit your schedule.
While you may already know LinkedIn is a great opportunity for networking, it can be hard to know where to go. Here are a few groups in the higher-ed game worth a look.
Leaders in Higher Education: A network of higher education professionals from around the world committed to sharing best practices that further a student’s overall academic experience by blending educational advancement with a commitment to social service initiatives.
Online Higher Ed Network: A place within LinkedIn for all areas of online education including marketing and recruitment, advisement and support services, faculty and academics, and technology.
Women Thriving in Higher Ed Admin: A group exclusively for mid- to senior-level women working in higher ed administration. Here, you can discuss finding a healthy work-life balance, becoming more self-empowered, and dealing with the unique challenges of being a female administrator.
As always, you can find community, information, and resources on ScholarNet Central. It’s a place where we—and you and your colleagues—share resources that help us all work together better for the students we serve. Social media tips, case studies, and thought leadership are just a few of the things you can find each week on MyScholarNet.com. (Hint: Sign up for our ScholarNews newsletter for an easy way to get the latest content!)
Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed is a leading digital media company dedicated to serving those who work in higher education. Each day, they feature news and independent views written for and by industry professionals. Guidance on careers, events, and digital learning are also featured regularly.
As an association of more than 28,000 financial assistance professionals at nearly 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) has a great feel for what matters to those who work in financial aid. The Today’s News section features daily articles on happenings from the regional level up to the U.S. Department of Education, as well as information on other notable headlines and training opportunities.
Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education boasts the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities. They aim to serve readers with real-time news, insights, and opportunities needed to succeed in higher education. From top stories to a library of articles on a wide variety of education topics, it’s a great way get the information you need.