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.
EPIC – FAME’s Education Portal Information Center
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.
Webinars and Presentations
If you’re interested in learning about how FAME can help your students learn about financial aid, check out this video about FAME Financial Aid Nights.
To host your own Financial Aid Night presentation, download and use FAME’s Financial Aid Night slide deck (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.
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.
Summer Financial Aid Training Sessions
To help prepare for the upcoming financial aid season, FAME will be offering free Summer Financial Aid Training Sessions in August. Join us as we focus on the FAFSA, discuss verification and its related challenges, and share information and tools to help families make informed decisions related to school selection.
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. Lunch will be provided.
We hope you can join us! To register for a session, click on your desired date/location:
- Thursday, August 2 at Presque Isle High School
- Tuesday, August 14 at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield
- Thursday, August 16 at South Portland High School
Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so please register early.
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® is a web and classroom game for middle school students to encourage them to explore education after high school, future careers, and money management.
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.