GAA103C Financial Aid and College Applications (Wood 6/2018 AC)

This course - Financial Aid and College Applications - developed for practicing professional school counselors and pre-service school counselors, includes four sessions which address financial literacy, financial aid, completing the FAFSA and preparing college applications. Parents and students need assistance in navigating the complexities of financial aid and the college admission process. The school counselor in collaboration with principals and teachers can guide parents and students through these processes to increase student access to college and postsecondary training. This module focuses on the counselor’s role in counseling parents and students in accessing financial aid and successful preparation and application for college admission.

Note: The term "college" is used throughout this course to refer to any postsecondary education or training. "College" refers to a Pell-eligible educational institution beyond the high school level, including those that offer apprenticeship programs, certificates, and associate and/or bachelor degree programs.

GAA102C College, Career and Academic Planning (Tischer 6/2018 AC)

This course - College, Career, and Academic Planning - developed for practicing professional school counselors and pre-service counselors, includes four sessions that focus on engaging students in early career awareness and planning, using data to guide academic planning, transition of students from middle school to high school and then to college, and the importance of postsecondary choices and finding the right postsecondary fit. As a participant in this course, you will build knowledge and skills in each of these areas, and will engage in constructive discussions in a learning community with your colleagues during each session.

Note: The term "college" is used throughout this course to refer to any postsecondary education or training. "College" refers to a Pell-eligible educational institution beyond the high school level, including those that offer apprenticeship programs, certificates, and associate and/or bachelor degree programs.