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Welcome to the National Training for Counselors and Mentors (NT4CM) website!

State coordinators and trainers play a critical role in the success of NT4CM. Get information and resources to support your program needs.

NT4CM Trainers

NT4CM is a collaborative partnership between Federal Student Aid (FSA), the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), the National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER), the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the National College Access Network (NCAN), and the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). Over the past several years, NT4CM has advanced the important objective of helping counselors and mentors get the information they need to assist students in preparing financially for college or career school.

This website will be your main reference for NT4CM materials, resources, helpful links, and information needed to conduct training sessions.

State Participation Options

States that would like to participate in NT4CM can choose from a variety of participation levels. If you have an existing program, we are also happy to link to your training information. Explore your state participation options and see what works best for you.


State Coordinator Information

Learn about the key responsibilities and activities for state coordinators.


Training of Trainers

NT4CM trainers are required to participate in a training of trainers webinar. If a trainer cannot attend the event, he or she can view the archived webinar.


NT4CM Training Materials

Download the NT4CM training materials. This page also includes supporting materials and documents, such as certificates of completion and appreciation, evaluation forms and analysis sheets, tips for trainers, fact sheets to support outreach, CEU guidance, and binder covers and tabs.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

See answers to frequently asked questions about participating in NT4CM and hosting training workshops.