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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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The WASFAA Blog contains updates from the WASFAA President, highlights committee activities and member profiles, and provides articles written by members and guests.

Professional Development Committee Fall Update

The PD Committee is currently preparing for the NASFAA Fall Training October 23-30th.  We have 62 people registered for the event.  Sites are Madison College, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Carroll University and Lawrence University.  The topic is Need Analysis.

November 10-12 we will host the WASFAA Institute covering the NASFAA Core materials.  The training kicks off at 9am and last until noon on Wednesday.  The deadline to register is October 31, 2014.

We are in our planning stages for the 2015 Leadership Retreat which is June 10-12, 2015 at Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center.  We will offer innovating leadership development opportunities for up and coming WASFAA members.  A full description is on our website.

What’s New?   OUR WEBSITE!!!  The training team has revised our webpage to include all the events going on with the PD Committee but we now feature “The Training Corner!”  It’s a new way to pull in various trainings and workshops that are being offered by external entities.  We feature a monthly theme and highlight interesting topics that are being provided by the main loan servicers, NASFAA and the Department of Education.  We have direct links to all of their training pages to give the membership an opportunity to explore other training offerings…. It’s pretty cool!!!


-October 2014 Training Corner- 

Each month organizations like the Department of Education, Federal loan servicers and other entities offer free training to the financial aid community.  The "Training Corner's" purpose is to allow the WASFAA membership to have a centralized place where they can access and review what is being offered.

Periodically, the training committee will spotlight an upcoming training that could be of great interest to the financial aid community.

Training Spot Light:  Income Driven Repayment Plans & Credit

FedLoan Servicing (PHEAA) is offerring a session called "Reality vs. Fantasy: An Open Discussion About the Future of Income Driven Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness" which reviews how the programs exist today and evaluates the changes being proposed on the federal level and what it means to student loan borrowers.

Scheduled date: October 29, 2014 at 2pm Eastern Time.

Great Lakes has a session called "The Student Loan View from the Credit Reporting Cycle" that walks through the credit reporting cycle to demonstrate the effects of timely loan payments, as well as the impact of deliquency and default on long term credit history.

Scheduled date: October 21, 2014 at 11:00am Central Time

Don't Miss It!!!

If your institution is a NASFAA member, they are offering a training "Reporting Untaxed Income on the FAFSA" on October 29, 2014 at 2pm!  The session will review the untaxed income information required on the FAFSA and school panelists will share their approaches to special situations they have encountered when determining what should or should not be included as untaxed income.

You can register by going HERE.  If you, or your institution, isn't a NASFAA member, there is a fee for attending the session.

To review the training offerings click on the links below to visit the training pages

Department of Education

Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation

FedLoan Servicing (PHEAA)

Nelnet

Sallie Mae

USA Funds

Inceptia

 

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