Learning Lounge Sessions

The learning never stops! Attendees can maximize their time in the Exhibit Hall by stopping by the Presentation Area for informal & informative 20-minute updates on new products and services.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

8:00-8:20 AM: NASFAA Business Services

Financial Aid Isn't Easy, but It Doesn't Have to be Hard

We get it. Rising aid applications, insufficient staff, and stagnant operational budgets require financial aid offices to be more efficient than ever before. NASFAA's Business Services team has the expertise to help you identify areas where you can reduce burden on both you and students.

9:00-9:20 AM: Jenzabar, Inc.

Built Today to Meet the Demands of Tomorrow

Join us to learn more about Jenzabar Financial Aid, the cloud-based solution that lets you spend more time with students and meets the needs of modern financial aid professionals--from traditional and CBE programs to multiple awarding methodologies.

9:30 AM-9:50 AM: NASFAA Business Services

Establishing Your Personal Brand as a New or Aspiring Director

As a new (or aspiring) director there are competing priorities everywhere you look. What should you focus on first? Establishing your personal brand is critical to your success. Come learn some best practices for positioning yourself as a new (or aspiring) successful financial aid director.  

10:00-10:20 AM: NASFAA

Student Aid Index – Your One-Stop Shop

With links to legislation, regulations, Dear Colleague Letters and other U.S. Department of Education (ED) and NASFAA references, the Student Aid Index is a central hub of all of the important financial aid resources an administrator needs. Need to figure out where in the Federal Student Aid Handbook exit counseling is discussed? The Student Aid Index provides a link to the volume and the chapter. Need to find guidance from ED on the room and board component of Cost of Attendance? Find links to the associated Dear Colleague Letters using the Index. The Student Aid Index is your one-stop shop! Swing by our Learning Lounge session to learn more.

11:10-11:30 AM: NASFAA

Student Aid Index – Your One-Stop Shop

With links to legislation, regulations, Dear Colleague Letters and other U.S. Department of Education (ED) and NASFAA references, the Student Aid Index is a central hub of all of the important financial aid resources an administrator needs. Need to figure out where in the Federal Student Aid Handbook exit counseling is discussed? The Student Aid Index provides a link to the volume and the chapter. Need to find guidance from ED on the room and board component of Cost of Attendance? Find links to the associated Dear Colleague Letters using the Index. The Student Aid Index is your one-stop shop! Swing by our Learning Lounge session to learn more.

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM: NASFAA

Lead the Way! Become a CFAA!

Are you wondering what NASFAA's new Certified Financial Aid Administrator (CFAA) program is all about? Join Susan Shogren, NASFAA's Certification & Credentialing Program Manager, for a discussion of why the program was developed, how it will benefit the financial aid profession, and what it takes to earn—and maintain—the CFAA designation. Get ready to take the next step on your own career path as a financial aid professional by becoming a CFAA!  

1:00-1:20 PM: Oracle America, Inc.

What's Keeping Top Financial Aid Leaders Awake at Night?

In this fun and dynamic session, we will dig into the issues that keep top financial aid leaders awake at night, and strategies they are employing to get ahead and stay ahead of the curve.

1:30-1:50 PM: Inceptia

Leaky Pipes and Verification Melt: Solutions to get students to and through

A quarter of all students who are selected for verification will simply give up on the financial aid process – that's 25% of students who give up on their education! Come learn about how you can help students avoid verification melt, remove compliance burdens, and alleviate staff pressure by exploring the benefits of outsourcing. As more schools look to service partners for help and guidance, we'll discuss how Inceptia is leading the way in verification services, and how we can work together to achieve more for staff and students.

2:00-2:20 PM: NASFAA Business Services

Establishing Your Personal Brand as a New or Aspiring Director

As a new (or aspiring) director there are competing priorities everywhere you look. What should you focus on first? Establishing your personal brand is critical to your success. Come learn some best practices for positioning yourself as a new (or aspiring) successful financial aid director.  

2:30-2:50 PM: NASFAA Business Services

10 Common Questions Schools Have About Federal Program Reviews

Many schools fear program reviews, but you don't have to. Come to this Learning Lounge session to learn about the types of reviews, potential triggers for being selected for a review, and the potential financial ramifications, as well as about the NASFAA tools and services to you can utilize help you survive a review with flying colors.  

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

8:00-8:20 AM: Financial Aid Services

What Bursars Wished Directors of Financial Aid Knew

Based on FAS's work with experienced bursars and student account managers, as part of its new Student Business Services (SBS), the presentation provides insight of what a financial aid director's counterpart in the business office would like us to consider. This includes the importance of strong communications, coordination of timelines, impact of adjusting student aid packages (particularly after the final bill is sent or into the next term), and an understanding/appreciation of the scope of work performed in their offices besides managing student accounts. This includes sponsored billing, third party management, collections, along with financial reporting requirements.  

8:30-8:50 AM: NASFAA Business Services

10 Common Questions Schools Have About Federal Program Reviews

Many schools fear program reviews, but you don't have to. Come to this Learning Lounge session to learn about the types of reviews, potential triggers for being selected for a review, and the potential financial ramifications, as well as about the NASFAA tools and services to you can utilize help you survive a review with flying colors.  

10:00-10:20 AM: NASFAA

Lead the Way! Become a CFAA!

Are you wondering what NASFAA's new Certified Financial Aid Administrator (CFAA) program is all about? Join Susan Shogren, NASFAA's Certification & Credentialing Program Manager, for a discussion of why the program was developed, how it will benefit the financial aid profession, and what it takes to earn—and maintain—the CFAA designation. Get ready to take the next step on your own career path as a financial aid professional by becoming a CFAA!  

10:30-11:00 AM: NASFAA

NASFAA's Compliance Engine – 21st Century Audit and Compliance Tools

NASFAA's Compliance Engine, comprised of the Self-Evaluation Checklists module and the P&P Builder module, is an updated and upgraded version of NASFAA's former Self-Evaluation Guide and Policies and Procedures Manual. With active links to federal regulations and other resources, these products can help evaluate what your school has in place using the Self-Evaluation Checklists and document associated policies and procedures, using the P&P Builder. The Self-Evaluation Checklists allow administrators to create assignments and easily collaborate. The P&P Builder provides schools with a shared, online space for administrators to enter new information to create a comprehensive manual for your school. Come by our Learning Lounge session to learn more.  

11:10-11:30 AM: NASFAA Business Services

Financial Aid Isn't Easy, but It Doesn't Have to be Hard

We get it. Rising aid applications, insufficient staff, and stagnant operational budgets require financial aid offices to be more efficient than ever before. NASFAA's Business Services team has the expertise to help you identify areas where you can reduce burden on both you and students.

11:50 AM-12:10 PM: NASFAA

Show What You Know: NASFAA Credentials and the CFAA

Designed to help in your growth and development as a financial aid professional, NASFAA now offers topic-focused credentials and general certification as a Certified Financial Aid Administrator (CFAA). Join Susan Shogren, NASFAA's Certification & Credentialing Manager, to explore how these programs complement each other to create customizable opportunity to demonstrate your specialized knowledge gained through training and experience. What could the future hold for you?  

2:30-2:50 PM: NASFAA

NASFAA's Compliance Engine – 21st Century Audit and Compliance Tools

NASFAA's Compliance Engine, comprised of the Self-Evaluation Checklists module and the P&P Builder module, is an updated and upgraded version of NASFAA's former Self-Evaluation Guide and Policies and Procedures Manual. With active links to federal regulations and other resources, these products can help evaluate what your school has in place using the Self-Evaluation Checklists and document associated policies and procedures, using the P&P Builder. The Self-Evaluation Checklists allow administrators to create assignments and easily collaborate. The P&P Builder provides schools with a shared, online space for administrators to enter new information to create a comprehensive manual for your school. Come by our Learning Lounge session to learn more.

Publication Date: 5/21/2019

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