Professional Development Request Form
To request a presenter, return a completed Professional Development Request Form no more than six (6)
months and no less than four (4) weeks prior to the presentation date. Submit your completed Outreach
Request Form to:
Division of College Access and Outreach
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
SECTION I - Logistics
Presentation Date
Start Time
End Time
Street Address
Event Contact
First Name
Last Name
E-mail Address (required)
Area Code, Phone Number, & Extension
SECTION II Presentation Details
Select one presentation (see descriptions on next page) Minimum Recommended Time
1 hour
2-3 hours
1 hour
1 hour
1 hour
The Financial Aid Process
FAFSA Line-by-Line
Verification/Professional Judgment
Packaging & Award Letters
Working with Special Student Populations
Under 10
Anticipated Number of Attendees
Audience High School - Counselors
College - Student Support Services
High School - Other
Community-Based Organization
College - Admissions Staff
College - Financial Aid Staff
For ISAC Use Only
PDRF Received Recorded in OD Recorded in OTC Staff Assigned Confirmed OD Complete
Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
Presentation will be offered as a webinar if anticipated attendance is less than 10*
Presentation Descriptions
The Financial Aid Process (1 hour)
This session outlines the financial aid process and provides insight on ways to maximize access to financial aid to help
pay for college. It introduces the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), summarizes state and federal aid
programs, and identifies trusted sources of information.
FAFSA Line-by-Line (2-3 hours)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form used to apply for most federal and state and many
institutional financial aid programs, including the Federal Pell Grant and the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP).
This workshop provides hands-on instruction on how to navigate through the FAFSA on the Web process. Individuals
will receive personalized assistance with and instruction on completing an actual FAFSA during the workshop, ideally
held in a computer lab. Individuals should bring income and asset information with them.
Verification/Professional Judgment (1 hour)
This session will cover the next steps after the FAFSA has been submitted including verification and professional
judgment. Attendees will learn about the common areas for verification and types of documentation that may be
requested by institutions. Furthermore, attendees will learn about the process of professional judgment used to
address special circumstances that a student and/or their family may be experiencing.
Packaging & Award Letters (1 hour)
Learn about the process of packaging students for financial aid and understanding award letters. Information in this
session can be used to assist students in making an informed college decision using the information from their college
award letters.
Working with Special Student Populations (1 hour)
Certain groups of students require special considerations to best address their needs and concerns. Learn about ways to
support and work with students in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), unaccompanied
homeless students, and undocumented students.
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