Summer Institute

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Summer Institute 2016
Colorado School of Mines

Are you wondering if Summer Institute is the right game for you? Maybe this will help!

All Summer Institute attendees will be placed in a class of 15-25 peers taught by two faculty members (well-established Financial Aid Administrators!). Starting on Sunday afternoon and going through the end of the day Thursday, each class will work through sixteen different class sessions.

This year our incredible faculty will be training students using the NASFAA University curriculum! The range of topics and level of detail covered will depend on if you are in the neophyte, intervanced or directors track. The following topics are part of the NASFAA University curriculum we will be using:

  • Return of Title IV Funds
  • Student Eligibility
  • Verification
  • Professional Judgment
  • Packaging
  • Application Process
  • Federal Methodology
  • Campus-Based Programs
  • Cost of Attendance
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Direct Loans
  • Consumer Information
  • Cash Management
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Administrative Capability
  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants

Two subject areas, in each class, will be taught by NASFAA-credentialed faculty members, which then allows everyone to be able to take the credential exams FOR FREE!

  • Neophyte registrants will be able to take the Cost of Attendance and Student Eligibility exams.
  • Intervanced registrants will be able to take the Verification and Return to Title IV exams.
  • New and Aspiring Directors will be able to take the Need Analysis and Cost of Attendance exams.

For more information on NASFAA’s Professional Credential program and its value, please visit

Questions about this credentialing opportunity? Contact Sara Vancil, 2016 Summer Institute Faculty Dean, at or 785-864-5494.

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RMASFAA's Summer Institute is nationally-recognized as one of the foremost training events for new and seasoned aid administrators. Our weeklong, intensive, classroom-based format is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of federal financial aid programs, along with a back-end perspective of the regulatory issues that shape and govern these programs. With the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, you will connect with old friends and new - all while developing professionally in one of the most beautiful locations in the West!

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