Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

WASFAA 2019 Annual Conference

You can now register for the 50th Anniversary Conference! The early bird registration fee is $375 for WASFAA members.

We will kick off the event on Monday, May 20th with two morning pre-conference options. The conference will then begin at 1pm and close out at noon on Wednesday, May 22nd.

To register, reserve you room, and view the draft agenda, visit our conference website!

To register, you must first complete your 2019-20 WASFAA Membership Application. Once your membership is complete, you can register for the conference. New in 2019 – membership cannot be added to your conference registration!

Hotel rooms must be booked by April 18th to guarantee our great group rate of $149 per night. Make your hotel reservation today! Group Code 2UI10I.

For just $35 you can sign up for one of our two different Pre-Conference Sessions. If you plan to attend the conference, you will want to take advantage of this great deal!

  • You Said What?!  Effective Communication Tools A-SAP: Learn and practice new skills to assertively communicate and negotiate in critical situations.  Session includes Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) NASFAA-U credential preparation, study guide and credential test voucher.  Registrants for the pre-conference will also receive a copy of the book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High.
  • The Basics of Enrollment Management:  Enrollment management models are being developed at schools across the country. The financial aid office should be involved in the development of the plan, to create a comprehensive strategy that includes all students at all stages in their education. Our colleagues at the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) will share their experiences including some comparisons of some common differences in the discussions at public versus private institutions with enrollment management including setting enrollment goals, marketing, financial aid awarding strategies, tuition revenue modeling and data analysis.

If you have not registered for our 50th Anniversary Conference our would like to register for one of the pre-conference sessions please visit the conference site

2019 Sister Dale Brown Summer Institute

Register today!

This year the 2019 Summer Institute will be at Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington from June 10-14, 2019.

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 U curriculum and courses developed by WASFAA volunteers. In addition to training sessions, participates will work on case studies and network in small groups lead by our experienced faculty. Spokane sits on the east side of Washington state, along the beautiful Spokane River and Falls. Anchored by a vibrant urban downtown core near Gonzaga’s campus. The area is surrounded by natural beauty: parks, pine tree forests, mountains, lakes and rivers. The region's scenic setting offers unlimited opportunities for enjoying the Northwest’s great outdoors, making it an ideal summer destination!

Scholarships are available!
Apply by April 26, 2019.

Visit the Summer Institute website for more information.  We hope to see you in Spokane!

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