FAME Services for Counselors and Advisors

FAME is committed to providing comprehensive college access and financial education services to students and schools throughout the state of Maine. We educate students, families, counselors and advisors on how to pay for postsecondary education.


Webinars and Presentations

This Web-based training is held on the second Wednesday of each month during the academic year from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 


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Title Date Recorded PowerPoint Additional
After the FAFSA - Award Letters and More!

Apr. 2015

Recorded PowerPoint Comparing Financial Aid Awards, Private Award Letter, Public Award Letter
FAFSA - Tax Transcript

Mar. 2015

FAFSA - IRS Data Retrieval Not Working

Mar. 2015


FAFSA - IRS Data Retrieval 

Mar. 2015


Credit Matters - Resources to Educate Students About Credit and Debt

Feb. 2015

Recorded PowerPoint  
FAFSA On The Web

Jan. 2015

Recorded PowerPoint  
Saving for College: Debunking the Myths and Sharing Resources to Help Families Save

Nov. 2014

Recorded PowerPoint  
Acing Your Scholarship Search

Sept. 2014

Recorded PowerPoint  
The Financial Aid Gap: What to Do When It's Not Enough

May 2014

Recorded PowerPoint  
Money Management - 8 Steps to Take Control

Apr. 2014

Recorded PowerPoint  
IRS Data Retrieval and Verification

Mar. 2014

Recorded PowerPoint  
Using Your Tax Return to Boost College Savings Feb. 2014 Recorded PowerPoint  
Determining Dependency Status on the FAFSA Dec. 2013


College Budgeting Nov. 2013 Recorded PowerPoint  
Understanding College Costs and Net Price Calculator May 2013 Recorded PowerPoint  
Getting to Students and Families Earlier Feb. 2013 Recorded PowerPoint  
FAFSA EFC Hand Calculations Dec. 2012   PowerPoint Formula Guide
Understanding Military Students and Education Benefits Nov. 2012 Recorded PowerPoint  
Financing Graduate School June 2012 Recorded PowerPoint  
Customer Service for Financial Aid Professionals Feb. 2012   PowerPoint  


Financial Education

FAME has created a variety of free resources and tools designed to assist students, parents and educators with understanding the important elements of successful money management. Visit our Financial Education page for tools to use with your students.



SALT™ Financial Literacy Resource for Maine High School Students

Through a partnership with American Student Assistance (ASA), FAME is able to offer SALT to all Maine high school students. Created by ASA, SALT is an innovative online program designed to empower students to confidently manage their money and build financial skills for life. Popular features include interactive money management lessons, a scholarship search tool, and resources to assist in college planning. Maine high school students can create a SALT account online.


The following resources are available to Counselors and Advisors:
    SALT Flyer for Maine High School Students - download the flyer
    SALT Promotional Toolkit for Educators and Counselors - download the toolkit
    SALT for Maine High School Students Training Webinar - watch the webinar
    Quick SALT Overview Video - watch the video
    SALT companion presentation - download the presentation




Financial Aid 101: A Training for Counselors and Advisors

The next FA101 is schedule to take place on Friday, October 9, 2015 in Augusta.



Translated Documents

The FAME Tool$ fact sheets are being translated into some of the most commonly spoken languages in Maine. Documents are added to the site as they are translated.

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News of Interest

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  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 3:41 PM

    FAME is excited to announce that Claim Your Future® is now available to all of Maine’s middle schools free of charge. Claim Your Future is an interactive game that encourages exploration into education after high school, future careers, and money management.


  • Monday, May 11, 2015 11:54 AM

    The celebrations are designed to recognize 529 College Savings Day, proclaimed by the United States Congress as a way to raise national awareness and boost interest in Section 529 college saving programs. The events will also encourage families to think about their children’s futures and to start planning now for the costs of education after high school.

    The Future Faces of Maine events will take place in:

    • Presque Isle: At the Aroostook Centre Mall on Friday, 5/29, from 4 PM to 7PM
    • Bangor: At Eastern Maine Community College, Rangeley Hall, on Saturday, 5/30 from 10 AM to 1 PM
    • Portland: At the University of Southern Maine, Woodbury Campus Center, on Saturday, 5/30 from 10 AM to 1 PM.