Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Fall 2019 Clock Hour Training Workshop

Please see the message below for a great training opportunity for those clock hour institutions within our region from our colleagues in the Florida association (FASFAA). 

FASFAA’s Clock Hour Workshop registration is now OPEN.  Florida is proud to host a training conference specifically focused on the needs of clock hour institutions.  We invite you to join us in beautiful central Florida for this terrific opportunity!

DATES:  October 28 – 30, 2019

This workshop is bringing back our favorite Federal Trainer, David Bartnicki, along with other great presenters.  See DRAFT agenda.

The workshop will be held at Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North 225 Shorecrest Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.  Registration cost is $175.00 for members / out of state guests and $205 for non-members (includes $30 annual membership fee).  Lodging at Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North is $139.00 + taxes per night.  Cutoff date for Special Group Rate:  October 7, 2019 Preferred method is online reservations.  Go to the Clock Hour page for the hotel reservation link.

This workshop is open to ALL departments who assist in keeping the schools in federal compliance.  Please invite a Business Office, Registrar, or Admissions office staff member along with your school Financial Aid Administrator as FASFAA is “Opening the Doors” to all who would like to learn more about the lifecycle of the clock hour financial aid student and so much more.

Please share this information if you know of someone that is new to financial aid and not yet a member, or that is processing Clock Hour aid.

Jerry R. Simms Management & Leadership Institute

The Jerry R. Sims WASFAA Management & Leadership Institute (MLI) is WASFAA’s premier training event for financial aid directors, associate or assistant directors, and other professionals who aspire to leadership roles within the student aid profession. MLI offers attendees a unique opportunity to network with their peers in a collaborative and engaging cohort setting, led by experienced faculty who are themselves accomplished leaders within their institutions, and the financial aid community.

MLI is limited to approximately 25 attendees and is designed to maximize your interaction with the MLI faculty in a collaborative and engaging environment. You will meet with faculty and your peers in large group training sessions as well as in small group coaching/mentoring sessions to help you sharpen your management skills and enhance your leadership abilities as we look to the future of student aid administration together.

2020 WASFAA Conference Session Proposal

Planning for the WASFAA 2020 Annual Conference is well underway. The 2020 Conference is being held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii on April 6-8, 2020. The program committee is now soliciting session proposals for the conference.

To submit your proposal for review, please use the Session Proposal link. The deadline to submit proposals is December 2, 2019 or until sessions fill up. If you have any questions, please contact the WASFAA Conference Committee at wasfaaconferencecommittee@gmail.com

Don’t miss your opportunity to share your knowledge with your peers at our 2020 Conference!

Registration and more information about the 2020 Conference will be available in the coming months.

We hope you’ll be a part of the WASFAA Conference in Honolulu!

2020 WASFAA Annual Conference

Save the Date! WASFAA Conference 2020 will be in HAWAII.  Join us on the beautiful island of O’ahu April 6-8, 2020 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort , https://www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com/

Watch the newsletter and your email for more details.

Summer Institute 2020!

About Sister Dale Brown Summer Institute

Summer Institute is a 5 day training on financial aid administration. Three tracks are available: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Each track will receive specialized training from NASFAA University/WASFAA created curriculum. Using the NASFAA University materials allow each participate that graduates from SDBSI to credential in provided topics at no additional cost. In addition to training sessions, participate will work on case studies and network in small groups lead by our experienced faculty.

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