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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.

Fall 2023 Secondary School Counselor Training Institute Registration

HESAA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2023 Virtual 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

10/2/23 In-person Session - Brookdale Community College
10/3/23 In-person Session - Georgian Court University
10/4/23 In-person Session - St. Peters University
10/19/23 In-person Session - Camden County College
11/2/23 In-person Session - Rowan College at Burlington
11/6/23 In-person Session - Rowan College of South Jersey

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