The following are news articles and fun facts published as NASFAA prepares for the 2016 NASFAA National Conference in Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 - Volunteer for NASFAA's 2016 Conference Mentor Task Force
Attending the NASFAA National Conference for the first time can be an overwhelming experience, even more so if you are attending alone. We want attendees to have a great time and come back year after year. While NASFAA has always hosted a welcome reception for first-time attendees and other networking events, we continue to look for creative ways to help first-time attendees connect with colleagues. All members of this task force will be required to attend the 2016 NASFAA Conference and participate in conference mentor activities just prior to the conference and on-site. Please review the task force charter and complete the volunteer form by Wednesday, May 18 at 5:00 pm ET, if interested.
April 29, 2016 - Early Bird Registration Extended – Register Today So You Don’t Miss Action-Packed ED Sessions
Twenty-six Department of Education (ED) interest sessions will be offered at this year's National Conference in Washington, DC including two Federal Town Hall Meetings held during different time slots. Scheduled sessions will address today's hot topics, including satisfactory academic progress for Title IV eligibility, cash management, gainful employment, Early FAFSA® and use of prior-prior year income, and more. Early bird conference registration has been extended by two weeks. Check out all the ED sessions and times for Federal Town Hall Meetings and register by Friday, May 20 to save $100.
April 27, 2016 - Thank You to CollegeAve, Discover Student Loans, Sallie Mae and Inceptia
NASFAA would like to recognize our 2016 Platinum conference sponsors who help NASFAA deliver a great conference filled with financial aid training, new products, networking, and professional development opportunities. Thank you to CollegeAve, Discover Student Loans, Sallie Mae, and Inceptia for their financial support and on-site participation which help to make our conference more valuable for our attendees. Please visit the exhibit hall to speak directly with our sponsors and learn how their products and services can help you achieve your goals.
April 13, 2016 - Receive AFCPE CEUs Attending NASFAA National Conference in Washington, DC
The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) has approved NASFAA Interest Sessions for twelve Continuing Education Units (CEUs). For every hour spent in one of the interest sessions, you will receive one hour of credit up to twelve hours. On your registration form, please check "Yes - I am AFCPE certified and would like to receive CEUs." Upon completion of the session(s), attendees need to complete the Participation Verification Form; CEU credit will be given to participating individuals who are AFCPE certified and attendees of the conference.
April 6, 2016 - NASFAA Needs YOU — Volunteers in Washington, DC Can Earn a One-Day Pass to the 2016 Conference
Volunteers are needed July 9-12 to assist with various projects at the 2016 National Conference. Volunteers who work at the registration counter or information desk for 4.5 hours or more will receive a complimentary, one-day pass to attend conference sessions on any day of their choosing. The pass does not include meals or evening receptions and is non-transferable. To learn more and select a volunteer opportunity, visit the volunteer page.
March 30, 2016 - Find Inspiration and Energy at the 2016 NASFAA National Conference
The Wall Street Journal recently ran a great article about the value of attending conferences, offering tips and tricks to help justify your attendance at NASFAA's 2016 National Conference. "Some of the richest takeaways from a conference can be difficult to quantify," according to the Journal. "Sometimes you get inspiration and energy just from being around smart people with good ideas." If you need even more help explaining the value of the conference to your supervisor or institutional president, download NASFAA's customizable justification letter.
March 23, 2016 - Connect With Conference Attendees Before and During the Conference
If you are planning to attend the NASFAA Conference this July, don't wait until you are at the conference to begin connecting and networking with other attendees. Join the 2016 NASFAA National Conference LinkedIn group today to see who else is going, share information, and plan ahead for your time in Washington, DC. Stay connected during the conference with all of NASFAA's social media outlets.
March 10, 2016 - Two Complimentary NASFAA University Courses Offered During Conference
Here's a great opportunity to experience a NASFAA University course free of charge. NAFSAA is pleased to offer two in-person courses during the 2016 National Conference: Consumer Information and Administrative Capability. Both courses will take place the morning of Wednesday, July 13, from 8:30 to 11:30 am in a workshop format. As a conference attendee, you can choose to participate in either course and receive a voucher for the associated credential test free of charge. Registration for these courses is not required. Seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
March 3, 2016 - Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan in Washington, DC
Make the most of your time at the national conference by planning ahead. NASFAA offers a variety of learning formats — interest sessions, peer to peer sessions, and workshops — to maximize your educational experience. See the full schedule of activities, posted on the conference website under the Learn tab. Using the Search Schedule tab, you can search for sessions by typing keywords, a presenter's name, or the title. Looking for a favorite speaker? Search the alphabetical Speaker List. The conference is packed with "must attend" sessions.
February 25, 2016 - What’s Shakin’ at the 2016 NASFAA National Conference
All conference attendees are invited to kick off the conference by attending NASFAA's 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Dance on Sunday, July 10. Join your friends, colleagues, board members, retirees, and NASFAA staff in celebrating 50 years of working together to make a college education a reality for students. Dance to live music, have dinner, share a picture with your friends on social media, enjoy the entertainment, and much more. It all takes place 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
February 17, 2016 - Solidify Your Professional Relationships at the 2016 National Conference
NASFAA's National Conference and 50th Anniversary celebration is your chance to network, learn, catch up with old friends, and make some new ones. If you have already registered for the 2016 NASFAA National Conference, you can see who has already registered on the conference website. Search the attendee list by institution/organization, state, or last name. Check back weekly as the list is updated to maximize your time in Washington, DC. Don't miss the opportunity to solidify professional relationships by meeting face to face with someone who works across the state or the country who shares your financial aid challenges.
February 8, 2016 - NASFAA Welcomes Jeannette Walls as Sunday’s Opening Session Speaker at the 2016 National Conference
NASFAA is thrilled to have best-selling author Jeannette Walls as the opening session speaker on July 10 at the 2016 National Conference in Washington, DC. Walls is best known for her memoir, "The Glass Castle," which describes growing up in the desert of the American Southwest and then in a West Virginia mining town with her three siblings and her brilliant, unorthodox, irresponsible parents.
February 3, 2016 - Select One of Three Great Washington, DC Hotels When You Register for the 2016 Conference
NASFAA members can choose from three hotels, after they register for the 2016 NASFAA National Conference in Washington, DC, ranging in price from $203 to $229 per night. Your conference registration confirmation email will contain a link to the hotel registration. All the conference activities will take place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The Omni Shoreham Hotel is a block from the Marriott. The Washington Hilton is a fourteen-minute walk. A free NASFAA shuttle will run to and from the Hilton every day of the conference beginning Sunday, July 10.
Publication Date: 5/4/2016