Access NT4CM training materials and webinars to help you get ready for counseling students and families on preparing financially for college.

If you can't attend an NT4CM workshop, you can still review the materials on your own.

Materials and Resources

NT4CM provides robust training materials and resources for counselors and mentors. These materials are used in the NT4CM workshops. We also wanted to make these materials available online in case you can't attend a workshop.

Webinars
Training Materials
Additional Resources


Webinars

Each August, NT4CM offers a training-of-trainers webinar. In 2013, NT4CM opened up the webinar to other participants besides trainers, making the event more of a general update on federal student aid.

2017–18 Training of Trainers Recorded Webinar

2017–18 Training of Trainers Webinar Presentation

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Training Materials

NT4CM training materials for the 2017–18 academic year workshops are available. The materials are divided into specific topic modules and each module includes the following:

  • Instructor's Guide: This document is used by trainers to conduct the workshop. It includes a brief summary of the module's objectives, an outline of the module, relevant handouts, and in some cases a verbatim script.
  • Presentation: This is the presentation reviewed during the module.
  • Additional Materials or Documents: Some modules have supplemental materials or handouts. These will be listed with each module.

Training Modules

The following are the core NT4CM training modules.

Training Module Materials
Table of Contents Instructor Guide
Overview of Financial Aid Programs Instructor Guide
Presentation
Additional Materials
FSA Program Summary
Applying for Federal Financial Aid Instructor Guide
Presentation
Student Dependency Status Instructor Guide
Presentation
And the Number Is... Instructor Guide
Presentation
Additional Materials
After the FAFSA Instructor Guide
Presentation
Additional Materials
Searching for Scholarships Instructor Guide
Presentation
Additional Materials
State and Institutional Aid Instructor Guide
Presentation
Conclusion Instructor Guide
Presentation
Resources A Guide to Planning a Webinar
Application Form Tracking
Award Package Comparison
Cost of Attendance Comparison
Financial Aid Application Checklist
Financial Aid Consultant Services
Financial Aid Glossary
Sample Scholarship Inquiry Letter
Federal Student Aid Program Summary
Web Resources for Students with Disabilities
2016–2017 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet
Master Resource List
Federal Resources
Order Federal Student Aid Forms and Publications

The following are optional NT4CM training modules.

Training Module Materials
Middle School Counselors Instructor Guide
Presentation
Additional Materials
Middle School Parents Instructor Guide
Presentation
Additional Materials
Counseling Undocumented Students Instructor Guide
Presentation
Additional Materials
Financial Literacy Instructor Guide
Presentation
Additional Materials

Important Note on Training Materials

The materials posted on this page are intended for individual review and instruction. If you are conducting a training program that is not part of the official NT4CM training, you may use the content of this curriculum, but you may not use the "look and feel." In other words, you must place the content into your own PowerPoint or Word template and not use the NT4CM logo or the names of the NT4CM sponsors.

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Additional Resources

Additional resources are available from the following websites:

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