WASFAA 2015 Spring Conference

April 8-10, 2015

The Spring 2015 WASFAA Conference has – “Got You Covered”


Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

April 8th through April 10th, 2015. 




Conference Agenda:

General Sessions include: a Federal Update from The Department of Education, an inspirational message from keynote speaker Aaron Davis, a MASFAA Update and a State of the State Address that will include updates from: HEAB, DPI, Great Lakes, Fund for Wisconsin Scholars and others.  

Interest session topics and speakers are still being locked in, we are set to offer another great WASFAA Conference.  The tentative conference agenda is now available; please note some sessions times may still be adjusted and other interest sessions will be comfirmed very soon.  


TENTATIVE - WASFAA 2015 Spring Conference Agenda

A full and final conference agenda, with session descriptions will be posted in March.



Conference Registration is now open!

Online Spring Conference Registration can be completed by using the appropriate hyperlink: full day vs. single day registration.

Please be sure to read the directions carefully, use the appropriate registration form and process for your selected payment method (check or credit card.)


Here are some notes that will help you make the most of the conference:

On the evening of Wednesday, April 8th dinner will be on your own. However, the Conference and Membership committees are organizing group dinners that night to allow WASFAA members a chance to meet their WASFAA colleagues in a smaller group setting. Dinner reservations will be made at local restaurants with approximately twenty-five diners at each location. Each location will have a WASFAA member who will help facilitate introductions and conversations at dinner.

This is where you come in!!!  You may indicate on your conference registration if you would like to participate in this event. If you indicate yes you will be sent an email listing the restaurant choices and you will have the opportunity to indicate your top choice. Once the diner limit has been reached at a location that restaurant will be removed from the list of restaurants choices.

A fun and exciting networking activity is being planned as the evening activity for Thursday, April 9th. Be sure to say YES you want to participate in the WASFAA Scavenger Hunt! You won't want to miss it!


Make your travel arrangements now!


Location and Reservations:

  • Reservations can be made via phone or online:
    • Call (800) 876-3399 and press prompt #1; indicate you are with Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators to make your reservation.
    • Online visit the Group Reservations Page - Use GWASFAA for Group ID and then Student for the password.  This will direct you through the online reservations process.
  • WASFAA has secured state rates for the rooms, room rates: 
    • One bedroom - $70 single occupancy, $90 double occupancy
    • Two bedroom Woodland Suite - $100
    • Two bedroom Corner Lakeside Premier - $140


If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact the WASFAA 2015 Spring Conference Co-Chairs.

Committee Members:

Debbie Duff and Debbie Murphy – co-chairs

Dora Del Toro-Herrera, Jill Gosse, Linda Loeffel, Mike Prasher, Scott Siegenthaler, Vicky Somers, Kate Sopha, Patty Taylor, Blake Taylor, Paul Watson, Concepta Williamson, Dave Woodward, Emily Ysebaert