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Guidance Counselor Alert
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The NJASFAA Executive Council has approved an
open letter to parents of high school seniors warning them
about financial aid consultants and "free"seminars.
You have permission to make unlimited copies of this letter for
distribution at your financial aid night presentations, and you
are encouraged to do so. The same letter was distributed this
fall to high school guidance counselors at the financial aid workshops
sponsored by NJHESAA.
A Message to the Educational Community
NJASFAA is a non-profit organization of individuals who are interested
in promoting the effective administration of student financial
aid in New Jersey. From the Association's inception, we have sought
to insure access to post secondary education for the many students
wishing to attend New Jersey institutions.
The NJASFAA Speaker's Bureau is designed to lend support to all
in the New Jersey higher education community in need of information
concerning financial assistance to attend a post secondary institution.
The Bureau consists of trained financial aid officers and other
professionals from throughout the state who are capable of assisting
high school counselors with the dissemination of this important
information for students and families.
High school counselors and administrators who are in need of
this service should review the list and contact one of our outstanding
presenters who are willing to present in your county. Be sure
to mention the NJASFAA Speaker's Bureau when you call.
Fees and Honorariums
(reprinted with the permission of the
Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators)
Many presenters will charge a fee for their services and others
will be happy to present without regard to a fee. Most financial
aid administrators who charge a fee do so because they have prepared
many hours for your event and are providing a service that is
well above and beyond their normal call of duty. That beautiful
PowerPoint presentation didn't write itself, nor did the handouts,
brochures and other materials. Your speaker's expertise did not
come without years of hard work, all acquired well before they
began presenting at financial aid events. Most speakers have anywhere
from five to fifteen presentations to do in a four-week period,
placing a huge demand on both their personal and professional