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Financial Aid 201 Workshops

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is pleased to offer a Financial Aid 201 Workshop on the following dates.

This free, one-day workshop is intended for experienced financial aid professionals who are interested in learning more about the topics of verification, professional judgment and satisfactory academic progress through case studies and peer-to-peer discussions. Each session will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude by 4 p.m. An agenda for the workshop is outlined below.

To register: please send an e-mail to Kim Eck, Training Coordinator, at if you would like to attend. Seating at each site is limited, so please register early.

Details regarding directions, parking, etc. will be provided to registered participants via e-mail a few days prior to the workshop.

Financial Aid 201 Agenda

Time Topic
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:15 a.m. Verification
  • Rules and Guidance
  • Tools and Procedures
  • Common Issues and Basic Tax Laws
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Professional Judgment
  • Rules and Guidance
  • Dependency Override
  • EFC and COA adjustments
  • Documentation
12:00 p.m. Lunch On Your Own
1:00 p.m. Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Case Studies
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. State and Federal Program Reviews
  • ISAC
  • U.S. Department of Education
4:00 p.m. Adjourn