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We are an all-volunteer organization with active membership of approximately 60 schools located in Arizona. 

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2019 AASFAA Spring Conference

February 12-13, 2019 at Casino Del Sol, Tucson, AZ

Below are the AASFAA conference options. We suggest you sign up for one or both conference options and make your room reservation right way to get the best rates! 

Why join us at AASFAA this spring?

  • An amazing pre-conference planned!
  • We have many really great sessions for you to enjoy!
  • A DACA student scholarship fundraiser for you to take part in!
  • A community outreach event where you can represent your school and meet potential students!
  • Lots of financial aid professionals to network with!
  • Extend your stay for great weather and time to check out the World’s Largest Gem Show!

View the conference schedule here <-------

Pre-Conference Reservations

WASFAA Pre-Conference Registration https://www.wasfaa.org/docs/forms/2018_FallTraining.html

Date/Time: Monday February 11, 2019 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Session Information:  Spend a day with our NASFAA Credentialed Trainers while they present their Fall 2018 Regional Training. Learn and practice new skills to assertively communicate and negotiate in critical situations.  Session includes Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) NASFAA-U credential preparation, study guide and credential test voucher.  Registrants for the pre-conference will also receive a copy of the book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High. 

Cost: WASFAA is offering this training for the bargain rate of $55 for current WASFAA members, $105 includes a 2018-19 WASFAA membership, or $105 for non-members.    (This is a HUGE VALUE as the webinar, training guide and credential test would cost you over $600 value if purchased directly through NASFAA!)  Pricing covers education session, refreshments and lunch.

AASFAA Conference Registration

AASFAA Conference Registration: REGISTER HERE

Date/Time: Tuesday February 12, 2019 from 8:00 am to Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Click here for session information ----> Session Information

Cost: Early bird pricing of $150 per person is good until January 11, 2019. After that, the price is $175.00 per person. Pricing covers two days of educational sessions, refreshments, lunch and dinner on Tuesday and breakfast and lunch on Wednesday.

Hotel Reservations

AASFAA has reserved a block of rooms at Casino Del Sol with the special pricing of just $119 plus 12.1% occupancy fee for single/double occupancy per night. An additional $10 per person fee will be added for each additional person occupying the room. This group rate will be available until the cutoff date of January 11, 2019, or until the group block is full, whichever occurs first.  Reserve your room today!

Room Reservation:  https://book.b4checkin.com/chameleon/delsol/rlp/Aid

Cancellation Policy:  48 hours prior to arrival date to avoid penalties

You are also welcome to extend your stay at Casino del Sol at the conference rate to enjoy sunny Tucson with family or your someone special for Valentine’s day. The group rate is available 3 days prior/post conference based upon availability.

For extended stays, call the Reservations Department at 1-855-SOL-STAY (765-7829). Be sure to mention you will be attending the AASFAA Conference.

If you do extend your stay, here is a listing of things to do and places to eat created by those of us who live in and love Tucson. 


 

Free Web Trainings for December

 Are you interested in free web training opportunities?

 Click here to access the PDF

 These are free web training opportunities being offered by industry partners to financial aid administrators for the month of November.  These have been compiled complements of CASFAA.


 

2018-2019 Important Membership Renewal Information

 Here are some tips to help you complete the Membership Renewal form:

  • Review each of your link member profiles to ensure there's no missing required information
  • If you cannot log into the form, you may not be your institution's designated Key Contact. If you need to be added as one, please email [email protected]

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

 

President’s Update: 

Hello!
I would like to begin by thanking our members for allowing me the opportunity to serve as AASFAA's 2018-2019 President. My first volunteer experience with AASFAA was with the 2008 Decorations Subcommittee of that year's Conference Committee. The conference theme that year was Mardi Gras and we had spent almost a month of spare or after hours moments creating giant cardboard masks covered in paint and glitter and peacock feathers. The night before the conference began we had about 3,000 balloons to blow up in order to create a balloon arch--it was a LONG night and one of my favorite, funniest AASFAA memories.
Since 2008, colleagues who I admire and enjoy spending time with encouraged me to get involved with AASFAA at the Board level. My Treasurer-elect year I got an early start as acting Treasurer and while I think it is probably THE toughest job, it is also one of the BEST non-profit board learning experiences possible!
 
It is an honor to continue working with diverse, talented, and dedicated FA colleagues across the state (and region as part of the WASFAA Executive Council) and I highly recommend volunteering at whatever level you are able. Your time given to AASFAA is well worth the investment!

Stay alert for upcoming announcements! Our amazing 2018-2019 Board and Committee Members https://www.aasfaa.org/executive-board-committees are already planning a great year with Fall Drive-In NASFAA Credentialing Opportunities, an early Spring 2019 Conference in Tucson, and more!
I look forward to seeing you at one of our events this year!

Sincerely,

Rebekah Salcedo 

2018-2019 AASFAA President