I am excited to announce that the AASFAA Spring Symposium will be held on Friday March 27, 2015 at the Desert Willows Conference Center. This is a great opportunity for all members from your financial aid office to be able to hear directly from the Department of Education on some of the most important topics affecting federal financial aid.
Bruce Honer from the Department of Education will be our keynote speaker delivering a Federal Update, and he will also be leading a couple breakout sessions on 150% Subsidized Loan Usage and Return of Title IV. This year’s symposium will cover topics like Cohort Default Rate, Cost of Attendance, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Other Funding, and much more.
AASFAA strives to create an opportunity for financial aid administrators in Arizona to be able to receive quality training and professional development opportunities from experts in the industry without needing to travel out of state or spend a lot of money. This will be a great time to catch up with old friends and to make new connections with other schools. In addition to providing training, I think you will find that some of the most beneficial learning often takes place during our breaks or over a meal by simply talking with people from different schools. It is so helpful to hear that other schools have all the same challenges that you do, and as you share your stories you will often find that someone else will have some great advice on how they resolved an issue or concern that you are currently dealing with in your office. One of the greatest resources we have is our colleagues and AASFAA is great way to connect with those colleagues.