MCAN is teaming up with uAspire and MI Student Aid to offer a series of financial aid webinars. Attendees will gain helpful tips and best practices on FAFSA completion, state financial aid programs, and more!

State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH)

All webinars will be submitted for 1.5 SCECHs in College Preparation & Selection.

SCECH FAQ and Video

For information on earning SCECHs through MCAN, visit our Upcoming Webinars page. Common questions and answers are shared in this FAQ document, where you'll also find a link to the video, Earning SCECHs with MCAN.

Focus on Financial Aid Webinar Series

Webinars are listed in order by date of occurrence.

FAFSA Completion Part 1 with uAspire

Date: Nov. 29
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Whether you have decades of experience with the FAFSA or you are just starting out, this is a great look under the hood of the most frequently used financial aid form. This training will walk you through the online form, give you opportunities to practice with complex scenarios, and highlight the potential pitfalls all practitioners and students should be aware of. No matter your experience level, you will learn something new! Highlights include: best practices for working with special student populations; dependency/independency and parental requirements; and tips for completing the financial section of the FAFSA with confidence. You'll be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of timely FSA ID creation and strategies for troubleshooting issues
  • Determine whether a student is considered dependent or independent for the purposes of federal student aid
  • Determine who should be reported as the parent(s) on a dependent student’s FAFSA
  • Complete the financial sections for different family financial situations
  • Identify key resources for supporting accurate FAFSA completion

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FAFSA Completion Part 2 with uAspire

Date: Dec. 1
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

A continuation of FAFSA Completion Part 1. Attendees are encouraged to attend both sessions.

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State of Michigan Financial Aid Overview with MI Student Aid

Date: Dec. 6 or Dec. 7 (choose one)
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

MCAN and MI Student Aid are partnering to offer a statewide training for high school counselors. The training will focus on the following topics:

  • State financial aid program overview
  • Live demonstration of MiSSG High School Counselor Portal
  • MI Student Aid Outreach services and support

Attendees should sign up for one session.

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Register for Dec. 7 webinar →


Contact Kiersten Nolan, strategy assistant for high school innovation