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.

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 Training events in August. Join us as we focus on the FAFSA and FSA ID, what to expect after the FAFSA is filed, including verification and award letter comparisons, and share tools to help families make informed decisions and reduce student loan debt.


For your convenience, these identical sessions will be held at three different locations. Each session will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 2:15 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 1 – Presque Isle High School

Tuesday, August 13 – Kennebec Valley Community College

Thursday, August 15 – South Portland High School


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.