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Professional Development

Financial Aid Certification Program

The ICAN Financial Aid Certification Program is a new ICAN initiative that aims to increase the availability of professionals able to assist students through the financial aid process, including the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) The ICAN program offers comprehensive professional development opportunities for counselors, mentors, and community partners through an annual certification series of training modules. Workshops give professionals a detailed understanding of the financial aid process and its programs through the use of case study scenarios and real-life examples.

Advisory Council

ICAN's 14 member advisory council is made up of school counselors and higher education professionals from around the state. The group meets annually to discuss current trends and provide input on ICAN's strategic initiatives and programs.

ISCA/ICAN Webinar Series

A partnership between ICAN and the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA) brings a series of webinar trainings andinformation sessions to school counselors throughout the academic year.

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