The Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be providing a free financial aid training workshop for professionals in high schools, higher education and community-based organizations on Thursday, Oct. 19. The workshop will take place from 8 a.m.-noon in the Trutter Center at Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Rd., Springfield.
Participants will learn about the most challenging areas of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). They will discuss federal and state aid eligibility, dependency, parental information and financial information.
Attendees will also learn about current financial aid concepts, tools and resources at the state and federal levels. By analyzing and discussing case-study scenarios, participants will have the opportunity to work with other professionals in the field in order to better understand the common issues and misconceptions that arise when assisting students in navigating the financial aid process.
Registration for the workshop is required. To get more information and register, visit www.isac.org/financialaidcertification.