2024 PacFAA Spring Conference

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2024 PacFAA Spring Conference

"Charting The Course"


Location:  The Salvation Army Kroc Center
                91-3257 Kualaka'i Parkway
                 Ewa Beach, HI  96706
Date:  April 25 - 26, 2024, 8am-4:30pm

The annual PacFAA Conference provides essential training through relevant sessions to enhance participants' professional development. By attending training with other aid administrators from different types of educational institutions, the conference creates an environment in which participants can increase their professional growth by networking and collaborating with fellow participants.

CONFERENCE FEES & DEADLINES

Conference Registration Fees: 

Early Bird Rate $300, through Mar 10, 2024

Regular Rate $350, through Mar 22, 2024

Your payment must be received no later than March 25, 2024, to complete your registration.

Included with Conference Registration Fee:
2024-2025 PacFAA Membership, May 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025.

All General and Breakout Sessions
Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks:
  Continental Breakfast, April 25, 2024
  Hot Lunch Buffet, April 25, 2024
  Continental Breakfast, April 26, 2024
  Hot Lunch Buffet, April 26, 2024


Breakout Sessions: Administering Disbursements, From Second-Chance Pell to Prison Education Programs: Lessons Learned, Recognizing and Addressing Bias in the Student Aid Experience: A Research-Practice Conversation, OIG, Leading From the Middle: What it Means and How to do it Well, Q and A session with Dept. of Ed trainer Virginia Hagins

General Sessions: Staying in Love with Financial Aid Even When It’s Hard (And It’s Usually Hard), PacFAA Business, Federal Update, NASFAA U - Professional Judgement (Free and optional)

Conference Agenda is located in the Forms & Documents page. 

Conference Hotel Information

Hampton Inn & Suites Oahu/Kapolei
91-5431 Kapolei Parkway
Kapolei, HI  96707
Tel: (808) 628-4900
Website: Hampton Inn & Suites Oahu/Kapolei

Deadline to reserve conference hotel rates March 25, 2024. Discounted conference rates for conference attendees is $225/night plus tax and applies for nights of the conference as well as the surrounding nights. In order to take advantage of the discounted rates, reservations must be made using this link.

Residence Inn by Marriott Oahu Kapolei

731 Kunehi Street

Kapolei, HI 96707

Tel: (808) 674-4480

Website: Residence Inn by Marriott Oahu/Kapolei

Deadline to reserve conference hotel rates March 10, 2024. Discounted conference rates for conference attendees is $245/night plus tax and applies for nights of the conference as well as the surrounding nights. In order to take advantage of the discounted rates, reservations must be made using this link

**Disclaimer: there is a minimum of 5 rooms to be booked in order to get the group rate. If less than 5 rooms are reserved upon check in, then the attendees credit cards will be charged at the regular room rate upon check in.


Conference Cancellation Policy

The PacFAA Conference Cancellation and Refund Policy will be as follows to assure consistency and is applicable to the annual PacFAA conference.

- Conference registration canceled on, or before March 22, 2024 is refundable.

- Registrants canceling after March 22, 2024 will not receive a refund. The refund and cancellation policy will not be waived. Conference fees may be transferred to another individual.

- In the event that PacFAA must cancel the conference due to unforeseen circumstances*, PacFAA will refund the cost of the conference.

*Unforeseen circumstances is used to describe an event that is unexpected and prevents PacFAA from continuing with a conference, training, or webinar. Examples of such circumstances can include, but are not limited to, inclement weather or other natural disasters, site unavailability, technology challenges, and presenter absence.

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