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FAFSA Completion Assistance Certification Program

The ICAN FAFSA Completion Assistance Certification Program is an 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.)

Upcoming Events

FAFSA: A Scenario-Based Training

FAFSA: A Scenario-Based Training provides participants the opportunity to learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and gain understanding of how to assist in the completion of the form. Participants will work with other professionals in the field to understand common issues and misconceptions that arise when assisting students in navigating the financial aid process.The following topics will be covered through an interactive, group discussion using scenarios and real-life examples:

  • Current financial aid concepts, tools, and resources at the state and federal level
  • FAFSA form review
  • FAFSA challenges & common mistakes
  • Federal and state aid eligibility
  • Dependency parental information
  • Financial information requirements
  • FAFSA results meaning

Following the training participants will be assessed and those passing the assessment will be ICAN Certified to assist with FAFSA completion. The certification is for two-years with an online re-certification in year two.

Training and two-year certification is $25. Training dates include:

  • Training is concluded for 2019. The next round of training will take place in June 2020.

FAFSA Recertification: A Scenario-Based Training

FAFSA Recertification: A Scenario-Based Training provides those previously certified by ICAN the opportunity to recertify for an additional year. If you were ICAN certified in 2018, you can recertify via a webinar-style training. 

The training provides participants the opportunity to refresh their knowledge and understanding of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and assistance in the completion of the form. Participants will review financial aid terms and programs, and work through FAFSA scenarios to determine the correct path for completion. This training will provide traditional, as well as more complex scenarios for participants to work through. Participants will complete an online assessment at the end of the training to earn recertification through the ICAN program.

Year one recertification is provided as part of your original certification registration.

  • 2020 Recertificaiton will be scheduled in for August/September/October 2020. First-time trainees from 2019 will be notified of dates by email.

Third-Year Recertification

FAFSA Recertification: A Scenario-Based Training provides those previously certified by ICAN the opportunity to recertify for an additional two years. This training is being offered as a third year recertification to those originally certified in 2017 and recertified in 2018. 

The training provides participants the opportunity to refresh their knowledge and understanding of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and assistance in the completion of the form. Participants will review financial aid terms and programs, and work through FAFSA scenarios to determine the correct path for completion. This training will provide traditional, as well as more complex scenarios for participants to work through. Participants will complete an online assessment at the end of the training to earn recertification through the ICAN program.

Training and two-year certification is $25. Training dates for 2019 have concluded.

Payment Options:

Training registration fees can be paid through the registration form with a credit card. If you need to pay with a Purchase Order (PO), please contact Brittania Morey at bmorey@icansucceed.org for a PO code. You will need the code prior to completing the registration form. 

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