High School Counselor and College Access Workshop Committee (formerly Pre-Collegiate)
The High School Counselor and College Access Workshop Committee educates High School counselors, students, parents, and sometimes teachers about the availability of financial aid and the aid application process.
Our major event each year is the High School Counselor Financial Aid Workshops held each fall at various locations across the state. Financial aid administrators from around the state along with personnel from the Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB), the Department of Public Instruction, and Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation pool their expertise and resources to make these workshops informative and useful. The program is designed to assist those responsible for counseling Wisconsin students about post-secondary financial planning, including the financial aid application process, types of aid, and any changes for the upcoming academic year.
Interested in attending??
Registration for the 2015 Workshops is now available on the WASFAA website!
Review or download the 2014 workshop presentation or other workshop materials including:
Hot Topic Activities Keys
Federal Student Aid Handouts
Want to join our Committee?
If you're interested in becoming a member, please feel free to contact the current co-chairs, Alyssa Tessmer (Marquette University) and Jennifer Weber (UW-Lacrosse). Our committee typically meets at WASFAA conferences in the Fall and Spring and otherwise meets via conference calls a few times throughout the year.
Current members - Donna Dahlvang (UW-Superior), Alisha Dean (UW Colleges), Megan DeRusha (UW-Stout), Vicki Gack (Beloit College), Sharon Hunter (DPI/WEOP), Sherrie Nelson (HEAB), Mike Prasher (DPI/WEOP), John Reinemann (HEAB), Lynne Siewert (UW-Madison), Alyssa Tessmer (Marquette), Julie Waldvogel-Leitner(Moraine Park Technical College), Jennifer Weber (UW-La Crosse), Heather Wilde (Great Lakes), and Margaret Zitzer (Marquette).