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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 609-584-4480, option 1 to speak to a representative.

Fall 2021 Secondary School Counselor Training Institute Registration

HESAA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual Secondary School Counselor Training Institute and, as always, is FREE. This year’s topics will include:

  • Federal and State Aid Updates
  • 2022-23 FAFSA completion
  • NJFAMS System
  • Financial Aid Resources for New Jersey Dreamers

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

Fall 2021 Training Institute for School Counselors

10/8/21 Sussex County Community College
One College Hill Road
Newton, NJ 07860
10/15/21 Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
10/18/21 Stockton University
John F. Scarpa Academic Center
Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room
3711 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
10/20/21 Virtual Session
10/27/21 Virtual Session
10/29/21 Rowan College of South Jersey
1400 Tanyard Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
11/17/21 Virtual Session
12/03/21 Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079



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 contact Maryann Stone at