Conference News

The following are snippets of news and fun facts published as NASFAA prepares for the 2015 NASFAA Conference in New Orleans.

Conference News Items

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Receive AFCPE CEUs Attending NASFAA National Conference in New Orleans

April 29, 2015 - The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) has approved six of NASFAA Interest Sessions for six Continuing Education Units (CEUs). For every hour spent in one of these interest sessions, you will receive one hour of credit. On your registration form, please check “Yes! I want to earn AFCPE CEUs.” Upon completion of the session, attendees need to complete the Participation Verification Form; CEU credit will be given to participating individuals. Register today! 

Only 10 Days Left To Submit Your Application For The Big Idea: NASFAA’s Policy Challenge

April 21, 2015 - Attention all creative minds with an interest in financial aid policy! During the 2015 NASFAA Conference in New Orleans, a small group of passionate thinkers will be invited to participate in The Big Idea: NASFAA's Policy Challenge. It will be a game show-style event where financial aid administrators, researchers and other interested stakeholders will have the chance to present their innovative policy ideas to reform and improve federal student aid programs and policies. NASFAA members and non-members alike are encouraged to apply. Read on to learn more about the prizes and the application process.

Department Of Education to Hold 13 Action-Packed Sessions at 2015 NASFAA Conference

April 15, 2015 - Thirteen Department of Education interest sessions will be offered at the National Conference in New Orleans, including Federal Town Hall Meetings held during three different time slots. Scheduled sessions will address today’s hot topics, including 150% - A Life Cycle Overview; 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limits; COD Update; Consumer Information Requirements; Verification for 2016-17; and more! Most sessions will be offered twice so that you won’t miss any of the action and updates. Check out all the Department of Education sessions and times for Federal Town Hall Meetings, and register for the 2015 Conference today!

'Plan Your Work And Work Your Plan' In New Orleans

April 8, 2015 – Plan ahead to make the most of your time at the conference. If you haven’t checked it out yet, 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 key words, a presenter's name, or the title. Type in “Department of Education” for the list of 35 Department of Education sessions. Looking for a favorite speaker? Search the alphabetical Speaker List. The conference is again packed with "must attend" sessions. Register now!  

Network With Your Peers At Sector Caucus Meetings In New Orleans – RSVP Required

April 1, 2015 – NASFAA will hold pre-conference caucus meetings for community colleges, proprietary institutions, four-year publics, and independent colleges at the NASFAA National Conference on Sunday, July 19, from 10:30 am - 11:45 am. On Monday, July 20, graduate and professional schools are invited to a sector networking breakfast from 8:00 am - 8:45 am. To attend any of these events, you must be registered for the conference, as full registrant or as a daily registrant for Sunday or Monday. To RSVP, complete this quick online form by 5:00 pm ET, Friday, June 19. NASFAA policy staff and representatives from other associations will facilitate the discussions and collect feedback.

Connect with Conference Attendees Before and During The Conference

March 25, 2015 – If you are planning to attend the NASFAA Conference this July – the premier event serving the financial aid community – don’t wait until you are at the conference to begin connecting and networking with other attendees. Join the 2015 NASFAA National Conference LinkedIn group today to see who else is going, share information, and plan ahead for your time in New Orleans. Stay connected during the conference with all of NASFAA’s social media outlets and, if you have yet to register, do so before May 30 to save $100.

Fun Facts

Explore, discover, and enjoy your stay in New Orleans. 

Going to New Orleans? Test Your New Orleans Trivia Knowledge!

NOLA TNWhy is it called the Crescent City? (It has nothing to do with rolls, but food is a key element to the charm and ambiance of New Orleans—ask any Café du Monde beignet!) What is a beignet? Why is each seat in the Superdome a different color than the one next to it? When was the city founded? Which school of business is the oldest college of commerce in the U.S.? Check out the Experience New Orleans website for the answers to all these, and more.

Tom Hanks is in New Orleans at the National World War II Museum!

The #4 ranked museum in the U.S. and #11 worldwide is in New Orleans—the National World War II Museum. One of the most moving exhibits is Beyond All Boundaries, a 4D journey through the war that changed the world. Narrated by executive producer Tom Hanks, it features dazzling effects, CGI animation, and first-person accounts from the trenches to the home front read by Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, Gary Sinise, Patricia Clarkson, and more. The museum is a treasure trove of exhibits and memorabilia that will make everyone pause and be thankful.