Training Videos

Site coordinator spotlights, videos for students, and recorded training & materials

Videos for Site Coordinators

Site Coordinator Spotlights

Hear from other site coordinators about how they plan and host Minnesota Goes to College events at their school!

CKM (13 minutes): Michelle Mazanec, College and Career Specialist at Osseo Senior High School.

Virtual Financial Aid Events (25 minutes): Susan Ant (Normandale Community College), Peggy Zimmer (Wayzata High School), Jackie Berry (MN Office of Higher Education), Ann Vucetich (Hibbing Community College Upward Bound Program)

FAFSA Events (7 minutes): Molly Bonnett, College and Career Coordinator at Forest Lake Area High School.

FAFSA Event (11 minutes): Marcia Sexton, College and Career Specialist at Burnsville High School.

Decision Day Events (17 minutes): Jennifer Blair, School Counselor at Buffalo High School.

Site Coordinator Tools

How to access an outreach presenter or volunteers for your events and other tools for working with students.

Requesting an Outreach Presenter (5 minutes): Presented by Jackie Berry, Outreach Presenter for the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.


How to Request Volunteers for Your Events (1 minute): Presented by Beth Barsness, Minnesota Goes to College Co-Chair

FAFSA Completion Tool Overview (7 minutes): Learn how your school can access FAFSA completion data and what the FAFSA completion tool can do. Presented by Nora Whelan, Research Analyst at the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

College Knowledge Videos for Students

Use these videos with your students or families before, during or after your events. These can be included in social media posts or communicated out via email or through the student portal. Topics include: types of colleges, why college is important, college match & fit, the admissions process.

College Knowledge - Awareness & Preparation (28 minutes): This video includes all the information in the short videos. Presented by Jackie Berry, Outreach Presenter for the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.


Why College? (3 minutes)

College Admissions 101 (8 minutes)

Types of Colleges (5 minutes)

College Match and Fit (4 minutes)

Paying for College / Financial Aid Videos for Students

Use these videos with your students or families before, during or after your events. These can be included in social media posts or communicated out via email or through the student portal. Topics include: financial aid overview, completing the FAFSA or Dream Act application, loans and scholarships, myths and truths about financial aid.

Financial Aid Process and Overview

Paying for College (25 minutes): This video includes all the information in the short videos. Presented by Jackie Berry, Outreach Presenter for the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

Ways to Pay for College (9 minutes)

FAFSA & the Minnesota Dream Act (5 minutes)

Financial Aid 101 (10 minutes)

After the FAFSA (7 minutes)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FSA ID: How to Create an Account Username and Password (5 minutes): Federal Student Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid for the 2022-23 School Year (17 minutes): Presented by Susan Ant, Normandale Community College.

Overview of the Minnesota Dream Act (10 minutes): Presented by Beth Barsness, Minnesota Goes to College Co-Chair.

Un resúmen sobre la ley Dream de Minnesota (15 minutes): Presented by Kat Klima, Minnesota Goes to College Co-Chair.

Myths and Truths about Financial Aid (27 minutes): Presented by Jeff Olson, Financial Aid Director at Bethel University.