K-12 & Higher Ed Professional

FAME is here to help you serve your students and their families as they prepare, apply, and pay for education after high school. We offer a wide variety of free training opportunities such as webinars and training events for school counselors, college access advisors, financial aid counselors and administrators.

Education Portal Information Center (EPIC) is available to colleges and universities as a way to verify students and request funds for several of the Maine financial aid programs administered by FAME.


As you may have heard, big changes are coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) next year. The FAFSA will be available to students and their families three months earlier than in the past – on October 1 instead of January 1. FAME is here to help you with this transition. Find tools and training to help you guide your students and families.

Webinars and Presentations

Want to hold a Financial Aid Night Presentation? Download and use FAME’s Financial Aid Night presentation (in .pdf format), or share this Financial Aid Night video with your students and families so they can watch at their convenience.

FAME’s Wednesday Webinars are typically presented on the second Wednesday of every month. The intended audience is school counselors, college access advisors, financial aid counselors and anyone who works with students pursuing higher education.

Materials and Resources for Financial Education

FAME knows that one of the best ways to benefit Maine people and our future economy is to ensure that Maine citizens have the resources and knowledge to lead financially capable lives. Financially capable citizens lead to a financially stable Maine. FAME has financial education materials and resources available for professionals.

Created by FAME, Claim Your Future® (formerly known as Get a Life) is a web and classroom game for middle school students to encourage them to explore education after high school, future careers, and money management.

FAME has also created an online tool to search for Maine-based financial education resources throughout the state. Find financial education resources for your school.

Financial Aid 101

Financial Aid 101 is FAME’s free, day-long financial aid training offered each year for school counselors, college access advisors, educators and anyone assisting students with the financial aid process.

Managing Your School’s Cohort Default Rate

FAME offers support and regulatory guidance to postsecondary institutions in Maine that are working to reduce their cohort default rates.