A great professional development and networking opportunity is right around the corner! WASFAA is looking for scholarship applications to attend the 2020 WASFAA Conference in Honolulu, HI – April 6-8, 2020! If you are looking for training and networking or know of someone that would benefit from this opportunity, you can register today.
WASFAA has both a General Scholarship and an Ethnic Diversity Scholarship to award to financial aid professionals attending this event and the scholarship will cover the cost of registration only. Apply now or make a recommendation to a colleague. The conference provides the attendee with an excellent training opportunity and a venue to assist in building a strong network of colleagues within the financial aid profession. The application is available here and requires a personal statement which details why you would like to attend the WASFAA conference, what your goals in attending are and how you hope to utilize the training in your office once the conference concludes.
The scholarship deadline is February 6, 2020. We hope to see you in beautiful Honolulu!
Each year, WASFAA members gather in the spring to learn and share ideas. The 2020 conference will feature keynote speaker Sandy Baum. Sandy will use economic concepts and reasoning to lead a discussion of some of the most pressing enrollment and financing issues facing institutions today. She will focus on the logic of need analysis and on issues such as affordability and student debt using an economic lens to analyze some of the policy proposals currently getting attention. Other conference highlights include a history of the Hawaiian Islands, updates from NASFAA, an update from the Department of Education, and the opportunity to network with business partners. WASFAA members, ED Trainers, NASFAA staffers and business solutions vendors will also present over thirty breakout sessions on a wide range of topics from verification to how to communicate more effectively.
Pre-Conference Session, presented by the WASFAA Training Committee: NASFAA U Administrative Capability (click for Info)
Pre-Conference Session, presented by the WASFAA Training Committee: NASFAA U Student Eligibility (click for Info)NASFAA U Student Eligibility (click for Info)
Location: Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815: Booking Link
Location Information: The Island of Oahu
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.