CASFAA is pleased to promote and share web based training opportunities for financial aid administrators provided by our industry partners during this month.  Topics range from financial aid compliance and best practices, to helping students managing debt and repayment, to professional development and personal improvement.  These training and informational sessions are available to you free of charge.  Register now!

September Trainings
If you are an industry partner (Guarantor, default management/prevention, financial literacy, lender, servicer, software provider, scholarship or grant service, service provider, etc.) offering web based training or informational sessions for Financial Aid Administrators related to financial aid, professional development, useful research data, or your products as they support the delivery of financial aid funds and services to college students, and would like to have your sessions included in the monthly web training promotion to CASFAA Members and the CASFAA calendar, please send your information to Thalassa Naylor at [email protected]. Please include the following information: Title, short description of the session, Date and Time (pacific) and generic training page link or specific link to register.
 

WASFAA:

Scholarships are now available for the Jerry R Sims Management & Leadership Institute! This 3-day virtual event will cover topics relevant to financial aid directors, aspiring directors and leaders within the higher education industry. Sessions will cover change and transition management of a team, strategic planning for the office, professional development, and dealing with difficult situations of those you supervise.

Those interested in applying for a scholarship to cover the $150 registration fee for this event are encouraged to submit a scholarship application.

Link to scholarship application: https://www.viethconsulting.com/members/form.php?orgcode=WASF&fid=3720669

Deadline to apply for the scholarship is September 20, 2020


 

Save the Date

for our Virtual Annual Conference Oct. 26 – 30, 2020

**See the Draft Agenda here!**


The 2020 CASFAA Conference Committee is in full swing preparing for the upcoming conference: Connections…Bridging the Gap. At this time we are not certain whether it will be in-person, on-line, rescheduled or a combination of all. But we need your help to develop a program that meets your needs.  As an association whose mission includes a tradition of providing quality training to the membership by the membership, we rely on you to share your expertise, best practices, pains and gains. 

We need your help to develop a program that meets your needs.  As an association whose mission includes a tradition of providing quality training to the membership by the membership, we rely on you to share your expertise, best practices, pains and gains. 

Do you have expertise you can share with your CASFAA colleagues, or know of a colleague who has done a terrific session and is willing to offer it?  Have you recently attended a session that you thought your colleagues could benefit from? Is there a topic that you would really like to see a session on or see repeated from a past conference? Submit these ideas on the following proposal form today! 

CASFAA 2020 Interest Session Proposal Form

  • If you know of a strong speaker with a topic your colleagues could benefit from, see if the would be willing to present. You can also submit their information and topic and we can try to reach out to them.
  • If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, share with us some of the questions you'd like answered as well as anyone you think has the expertise (if anyone), and we'll try to track down an expert.

In order to help your colleagues make decisions about whether to attend, we'd like to have a rough program to offer by early to mid July, so please let us know as soon as you can.  If you have questions or just need to submit ideas and proposals, you can contact either of the program co-chairs.  We would be happy to discuss your session ideas and help you develop them. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

CASFAA Conference Committee