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The Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is a non-profit organization that provides support to financial aid administrators and other agencies involved in the administration of financial aid programs in Wisconsin’s postsecondary educational institutions. 

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2014-2015 Conferences and Training Opportunities

A new academic year has just begun. Now is the time to plan our professional development activities for the year. In order to assist you we have gathered a list of conferences and training opportunities.


MASFAA Fall 2014 Annual Conference: Climbing to Great Heights
October 11-15, 2014 - Charleston, West Virginia
http://www.masfaaweb.org/docs/conferences/2014/index.html   
The Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators annual regional conference.


Midwest HEUG (Software Conference)
October 13-14, 2014 - Madison, WI
http://www.heug.org/p/cm/ld/fid=973
Midwest Higher Education User Group Alliance for Oracle application users (PeopleSoft).

 

WASFAA 2014 High School Counselor Financial Aid Workshops
October 17-30 2014 – Statewide Locations
http://www.wasfaa.net/pre-collegiate-school-relation/
Financial aid administrators along with personnel from the WI Higher Education Aids Board (HEAB) , the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), and Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation present you with information to assist students with financial aid.


Fall NASFAA State Training
October 21-30, 2014 – Statewide Locations
http://www.wasfaa.net/professional-development/
Each fall NASFAA provides materials on a specific training topic that state associations can present in workshops to their members. This year's topic is need analysis and will cover topics such as: Federal Methodology, EFC formulas, and the Defense of Marriage Act changes to verification.

 

WASFAA Institute
November 10-12, 2014
http://www.wasfaa.net/professional-development/
The Wisconsin Association’s training for new financial aid professionals.

 

Fall 2014 WASFAA Conference: Working Our Magic
November 12-14, 2014 - Appleton, WI
http://www.wasfaa.net/fall2014/
The Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators bi-annual conference.


FSA Training Conference
December 2-5, 2014  - Atlanta, GA
http://fsaconferences.ed.gov/atlanta14.html
Federal Student Aid Conference for Financial Aid Professionals.


NASFAA 2015 Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo
March 1-3, 2015 - Washington, DC
http://www.nasfaa.org/leadership-conference/
Two learning pathways for this conference:

  • New & Aspiring Aid Directors Pathway – for those who want to grow their management skills so they can run a financial aid office efficiently

  • Association Management Pathway – for rising volunteers or those who want to become a future volunteer at the state, regional, or national level


HEUG Alliance 2015 Conference (Software Conference)
March 15-18, 2015 – Nashville, TN
http://www.alliance-conference.com/
Higher Education User Group Alliance for Oracle application users (PeopleSoft).

 

Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid Administration
March 16-20, 2015 – Chicago, IL
http://www.ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/ANN1420.html
Department of Education annual training. Required for schools applying to participate in Title IV federal student aid programs for the first time or if a school is undergoing a change of ownership. Open to anyone wishing to attend as a refresher or a basic training on the Title IV aid programs.

 

Spring 2015 WASFAA Conference
April 8-10, 2015 - Elkhart Lake, WI
http://www.wasfaa.net/spring2015/
The Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators bi-annual conference.


Ellucian Live (Software Conference)
April 11-15, 2015 - New Orleans
http://www.ellucian.com/EllucianLive/ (2015 info coming soon)
At Ellucian Live, more than 8,500 participants from over 1,300 higher education institutions around the world come together to discover new ideas, develop new insights, and design new approaches to help education move forward. To connect.

 

WASFAA Leadership Retreat
June 10-12, 2015
http://www.wasfaa.net/professional-development/
A program specifically designed to target upcoming financial aid professionals who have great leadership potential within the Wisconsin association. 

 

NASFAA Conference
July 19-22, 2015 - New Orleans
http://www.nasfaa.org/conference/
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s national conference. More information and registration will be available in winter 2014.


Please let us know in the comments if we missed any training or conference opportunities.

 

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