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    • March 04, 2024
    • March 06, 2024
    • Double Tree by Hilton, Bloomington, IL


    • March 06, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    MASFAA's Equality Talk Book Club

    Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League, by Dan-El Padilla Peralta

    Our live, online, discussion for this book will be held on March 6, at 11 am (Central).

    Mission Statement: As leaders of the financial aid community, it is our goal and duty to help students obtain access to a college education and achieve their educational goals. By expanding our understanding of diverse groups, book club members will strive to think critically and inclusively to inform decision-making, the populations we serve, and our communities at-large. 

    MASFAA’s Equality Talk is designed to

    • Expand participants’ awareness and appreciation of diversity 
    • Promote open and extended discussion of inclusion and equity issues
    • Provide a safe setting to be vulnerable as we expand our knowledge of critical issues 
    • Connect and enhance the feeling of community within the organization

    Join MASFAA's book club and converse on these important topics with your Midwest colleagues. Check out the Equality Talk Book Club page here.

    • March 11, 2024
    • March 13, 2024
    • Indianapolis, IN


    • April 03, 2024
    • April 05, 2024
    • Glade Springs Resort, Daniels, West Virginia


    • April 10, 2024
    • April 12, 2024
    • Hilton Appleton Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, WI


    • April 17, 2024
    • April 19, 2024
    • Des Moines, Iowa


    • April 24, 2024
    • April 26, 2024
    • Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, Columbus, OH


    • May 08, 2024
    • May 10, 2024
    • Brainerd, Minnesota


    • May 14, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
    Register

    Financial aid administrators are entrusted with significant responsibility, and the FAAC® designation affirms the professional commitment not only to those responsibilities, but also their commitment to uphold the highest ethical standards.

    Since 2019, an elite group of more than 550 financial aid professionals have earned the esteemed FAAC® designation — and you now have the opportunity to access an intensive preparation course to help you prepare for NASFAA's Certified Financial Aid Administrator® (CFAA) Program knowledge exam! At this in-person workshop, you will use a suite of materials prepared by NASFAA.

    Registered participants will receive a comprehensive set of preparation resources and complimentary access to the certification knowledge exam. Resources include: 

    • Exam preparation guide for candidates
    • Self-assessment worksheet
    • Exam preparation workshop handouts
    • Practice exam and diagnostic report

    This full workshop is $250 for MASFAA members, and $350 for non-MASFAA members. This is a significant cost savings as the exam and Exam Preparation Guide are $450 if purchased directly from NASFAA  and that doesn't include an in-person preparation workshop!

    Lunch is provided and included in the registration fee. 

    Change And Cancellation Information

    You may request to cancel your registration for a full refund until April 23, 2024. After that time, you will be charged the full registration cost. Requests must be submitted to the Treasurer (treasurer@masfaaweb.net) in writing to be considered. 

    Registration fees may be transferred to another individual up to 14 days before the event begins. Requests must be submitted to the Treasurer-Elect (treasurer-elect@masfaaweb.net) in writing to be considered. Transferring registration fees to another individual may require the recipient to become a MASFAA member in accordance with the registration policies for the event. Memberships are non-transferrable.

    PARTICIPANT CONDUCT

    All participants must agree to abide by the MASFAA Appropriate Behavior and Conduct Clause.

    • May 16, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online


    Financial aid isn't easy work—the past several years have proven incredibly challenging, and the trajectory of rapid change will accelerate in coming years as we implement FAFSA Simplification, support borrowers as they return to repayment after three years on pause, respond to future proposed Gainful Employment rules, and the list goes on. If you're overwhelmed and even discouraged, that's hardly surprising—so how can we keep our hearts in this work through it all? Join this session to reconnect with the reasons we became financial aid professionals, be reminded of the tremendous impact we have, and share strategies to manage the stress of constant change and continue to be re-inspired even in the most difficult moments.

    Click here for more information and to access the event!

    • June 03, 2024
    • June 07, 2024
    • Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, Columbus, OH
    • 110
    Register

    Putting the Pieces Together

    Registration opens March 1st!

    Fees

      Early Bird
     (through April 19) 
    Standard
     
    (April 20 - May 1) 
    Commuter $900 $975
    Double Suite  $1,200  $1,275
    Single Suite  $1,300  $1,375

    Sunday Arrivals - add $137

    The fees include registration, lodging, and all meals except for a Wednesday night dinner on your own. 

    *A tentative agenda will be available soon.*

    The Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center is an award-winning facility on a beautiful 15-acre park-like setting. Participants can choose spacious single or double rooms and enjoy the on-site world-class restaurant. Work off the delicious calories at the fitness center, wellness center, indoor or outdoor pool, or enjoy a walk around the beautiful, sprawling property. Check out the amenities >>

    Cancellation and Changes

    Cancellation: You may request to cancel your registration for a full refund, until May 19, 2024. Requests must be submitted to the Treasurer (treasurer@masfaaweb.net) in writing to be considered.

    Changes: Registration may be transferred to another individual up to 10 days before Summer Institute and Leadership Symposium begins. Requests must be submitted to the Treasurer-Elect (treasurer-elect@masfaaweb.net) in writing to be considered.

    Participant Conduct

    All participants in Summer Institute and Leadership Symposium must agree to abide by the MASFAA Appropriate Behavior and Conduct Clause.

    General event information is available on the Summer Institute & Leadership Symposium page.

    • July 10, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Sinclair College, Dayton, Ohio
    Register

    Financial aid administrators are entrusted with significant responsibility, and the FAAC® designation affirms the professional commitment not only to those responsibilities, but also their commitment to uphold the highest ethical standards.

    Since 2019, an elite group of more than 550 financial aid professionals have earned the esteemed FAAC® designation — and you now have the opportunity to access an intensive preparation course to help you prepare for NASFAA's Certified Financial Aid Administrator® (CFAA) Program knowledge exam! At this in-person workshop, you will use a suite of materials prepared by NASFAA.

    Registered participants will receive a comprehensive set of preparation resources and complimentary access to the certification knowledge exam. Resources include: 

    • Exam preparation guide for candidates
    • Self-assessment worksheet
    • Exam preparation workshop handouts
    • Practice exam and diagnostic report

    This full workshop is $250 for MASFAA members, and $350 for non-MASFAA members. This is a significant cost savings as the exam and Exam Preparation Guide are $450 if purchased directly from NASFAA  and that doesn't include an in-person preparation workshop!

    Lunch is provided and included in the registration fee. 

    Change And Cancellation Information

    You may request to cancel your registration for a full refund until June 19, 2024. After that time, you will be charged the full registration cost. Requests must be submitted to the Treasurer (treasurer@masfaaweb.net) in writing to be considered. 

    Registration fees may be transferred to another individual up to 14 days before the event begins. Requests must be submitted to the Treasurer-Elect (treasurer-elect@masfaaweb.net) in writing to be considered. Transferring registration fees to another individual may require the recipient to become a MASFAA member in accordance with the registration policies for the event. Memberships are non-transferrable.

    PARTICIPANT CONDUCT

    All participants must agree to abide by the MASFAA Appropriate Behavior and Conduct Clause.

    • July 18, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online

    With encouragement from Dolly Parton, we'll hold the sugar, not talk in circles, avoid the mumbo-jumbo jive, stop the guessing games, translate our gibberish, and instead just spit it out real plain! Continued scrutiny on the transparency and clarity of financial aid impacts all of us, so this session will help attendees consider how inclusive, accessible, plain, and trauma informed language and tools can support our improvement efforts. Sharing from research and industry experts, we'll cover topics to help us all use more student-centric and jargon-free language when speaking to students, their families, and campus and community members about financial aid.

    See Karla present at NASFAA? That’s OK! In this session, she’ll cover some of the highlights from her NASFAA session but go into some of the more practical things you can do to improve your financial aid communications and connect with students.

    Click here for more information and to register for the event!

    • September 12, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online

    Join us for an illuminating session designed to demystify financial aid associations and uncover rewarding volunteering prospects. From state to national levels, explore the roles and significance of these associations, with a special focus on MASFAA. Learn step-by-step how to engage in volunteering with MASFAA and discover the personal and professional growth opportunities it presents. Whether you're new to the field or a seasoned professional, this webinar offers valuable insights and pathways for active involvement in shaping the future of financial aid.

    If you have any interest in volunteering with MASFAA but haven’t before, we encourage you to come to this session to learn how to get involved and what the different committees do!

    Click here for more information and to register for the event!

    • October 07, 2024
    • October 10, 2024
    • Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Columbus, OH


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    • Indianapolis, IN


    • April 08, 2025
    • April 11, 2025
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa


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