Pre-Conference Sessions

Registered attendees have three options for pre-conference sessions. These informative sessions are included with the registration fees at no additional cost.

While availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, and space may be limited,  NASFAA encourages you to indicate your preference on the related question within the registration process so we can best accommodate attendee interest. If you've already registered, you can edit your registration to indicate your preference until April 24, 2020.

NASFAA U Courses

Monday, June 29, 20120 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

NASFAA U will offer two in-person courses during NASFAA 2020: Professional Judgment and Consumer Information. Those who attend a pre-conference NASFAA U session will receive one test voucher at the end of the training session. 

Please note that attendance for the full duration of the session is a requirement for test access. Conference registration opens at 9:00 AM to ensure you can pick up your badge and other materials before reporting to the NASFAA U session. You will need your badge to check in for the session, and be granted the test voucher at the conclusion of each session. 

Professional Judgment

Professional judgment (PJ) is sometimes viewed as one of the more challenging aspects of Title IV program administration. There are both explicit and implicit guidelines that must be followed in relation to other aspects of Title IV federal student aid administration. This NASFAA U course will teach you guiding principles and assist in their application on your campus.  Participants will be provided a testing voucher, at no cost, to access the Professional Judgment Credential Test.

Consumer Information

This course brings all of the consumer information requirements together in one place, including required disclosures of institutional information, financial assistance information, campus and fire safety, completion and transfer-out rates, and athletics. Quizzes and learning activities help reinforce content and help individuals determine if their schools are meeting regulatory requirements. Participants will be provided a testing voucher, at no cost, to access the Consumer Information Credential Test.

Diversity and Inclusion Preconference Event - Breaking the Binary in Schools: Supporting Trans, Non-Binary, and Intersex Students

Monday, June 29, 2020 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Speakers: Benjamin C. Kennedy, M.Ed. and Rebecca Fowler, MPH

Benjamin and Rebecca will overview gender identities and issues, research supporting the importance of this critical work, and specific strategies for working with transgender students. Using humor, real-life examples, and their narratives and experiences, they hope to cultivate a space of honest curiosity and authentic discussion surrounding an often-intimidating topic.

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