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The below workshops are for school counselors and financial aid professionals only. If you should have specific financial aid questions, please email or call our customer care line at 1-800-792-8670.

Fall 2023 Secondary School Counselor Training Institute Registration

HESAA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2023 Secondary School Counselor Training Institute and, as always, it is FREE.

  • Federal and State Aid Updates (Updates to Aid Programs)
  • 2024-25 FAFSA & SAI (Start Up and All Changes)
  • NJFAMS System State Grants and FAFSA system
  • Financial Aid Resources for New Jersey Dreamers
  • Review of Student Scenario’s & Situations in Applying for Federal and State Aid

Please select the training date that is most convenient for you and register below.

Fall 2023 Training Institute for School Counselors

10/3/23 Georgian Court University - In-person Session
Casino Auditorium
900 Lakewood Avenue,
Lakewood, NJ 08701-2697
10/4/23 St. Peters University - In-person Session
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306
10/5/23 Sussex County Community College - In-person Session
One College Hill Road
Newton, NJ 07860
10/11/23 Brookdale Community College - In-person Session
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738
10/12/23 Rutgers University – Newark - In-person Session
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall
15 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
10/19/23 Camden County College - In-person Session
Camden Conference Center
601 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102
10/23/23 Seton Hall University - In-person Session
400 South Orange Center
South Orange, NJ 07079
10/25/23 Stockton University - In-person Session
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205
10/30/23 Rider University - In-person Session
Bart Luedeke Center
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
11/1/23 St. Elizabeth University - In-person Session
Dolan Performance Center in the Annunciation Hall
2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
11/2/23 Rowan College at Burlington - In-person Session
900 College Circle
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
11/6/23 Rowan College of South Jersey - In-person Session
BAC (Business and Corporate Center)
1400 Tanyard Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
11/30/23 Felician University - In-person Session
Ed Commons – Ray’s Place
1 Felician Way
Rutherford, NJ 07070

Watch for more confirmed locations

Fall 2023 Training Institute for School Counselors Virtual Zoom

11/28/23 Virtual Session
11/29/23 Virtual Session




9:00am – 10:45am General Session
10:45am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:00pm FAFSA Hot Topics (for virtual) and Case Study (for in-person workshops)

Session Descriptions:

  • General Session -- Financial aid updates on Federal and State aid, EFC, NJEI, college planning tools, and more.
  • FAFSA Hot Topics -- This breakout session will be led by a seasoned financial aid administrator from one of our New Jersey colleges or universities. The discussion will address some of the most commonly asked topics that families may ask when completing the FAFSA. This informative session will enable school counselors to better guide families though specific FAFSA questions or concerns.
  • Case Study Analysis (in-person only) - This session will cover the most common scenarios you may get from your students and parents. You will have an opportunity to share your own scenario you may have experienced at your school.

If you should need help registering or have questions about the Training Institute, please email us at