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.

Summer FAFSA Training Sessions

To help prepare for the 2018-2019 FAFSA, FAME will be offering free Summer FAFSA Training events in August. Join us to learn about changes to the FAFSA, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and the FSA ID. We’ll also discuss special circumstances and homeless students.

For your convenience, these identical sessions will be held at three different locations. Each session will be held from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (with a bonus session on Public Service Loan Forgiveness from 2:00-2:30 for those who are interested in and/or impacted by this program). Lunch will be provided.

We hope you can join us! To register for a session, click on your desired date/location:

Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so please register early.

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.