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Tentative Conference Agenda

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time TBD: Leadership Symposium, day 1 (more information forthcoming)

Sunday, February 17, 2019

8:00AM – 9:00AM:   Continental Breakfast – Leadership Symposium and Pre- Conference Workshop participants

Time TBD:     Leadership Symposium, day 2 (more information forthcoming)

Time TBD:     Microsoft Excel Pre-Conference Workshop (more information forthcoming)

Time TBD:     Banner Pre-Conference Workshop (more information forthcoming)

4:00PM – 5:45PM: Opening Session/Business Meeting

6:00PM – until: President’s Reception

Monday, February 18, 2019

9:00AM – 10:00AM: General Session

10:15AM – 11:15AM: 6 Concurrent Sessions

11:30AM – 1:00PM: Lunch and Learn Sessions

1:15PM – 2:15PM: 7 Concurrent Sessions

2:30PM – 3:30PM: 7 Concurrent Sessions

3:45PM – 5:00PM: State Meetings

5:00PM – Until: Evening On Your Own

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

9:00AM – 10:00AM: General Session

10:15AM – 11:15AM: 6 Concurrent Sessions

11:30AM – 1:15PM: SASFAA Awards Luncheon

1:30PM – 2:30PM: General Session

2:45PM – 3:45PM: 6 Concurrent Sessions

4:00PM – 5:00PM: 6 Concurrent Sessions

5:00PM – 8:00PM: Dinner On Your Own

8:00PM – 11:00PM: SASFAA Bingo and Lip Sync Contest

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

8:00AM – 9:00AM: Breakfast Buffet

9:00AM – 12:00PM: General Session/Closing Business Meeting

Tentative Session Topics

In addition to sessions by our favorite FED, Dave Bartnicki, here is a list of sessions you can expect:


How the New Tax Code Impacts Financial Aid

Federal Update

NASFAA/Washington Update

Topic TBD General Session with Dave Bartnicki


Compliance/Nuts and Bolts/Best Practices
(Many suitable for newer aid professionals):

Baseline Overview of NCAA Legislation

Update on Recent NCAA Bylaw Changes and Proposals

Verification Woes

NASFAA U: Cost of Attendance

Amended Tax Returns and IRS Request Flag 07

Automated Coursework in Major, Program-Based Academic Standing, and Auto Graduation

Communication and Compliance

Creating Meaningful Work-Study Experiences Through Program Evaluation and Improvement

IRS-FAFSA Marital Status Mismatches

Asset Related Conflicting Information

Building Bridges with New Student Orientation

Student Aid and the Budget

Financial Literacy:

Students Scammed: The Pain, Costs, and Harm

How Students Can Reduce Their Loan Burdens Before and After They Graduate

Helping Our Students to Help Us (Student loan indebtedness and financial literacy)

Management/Leadership/Professional Development:

NASFAA U: Administrative Capability (2-part concurrent session)

What is Leadership?

Fit and Function of Enrollment Management

Slow Down, Enrollment Management is Trying to Catch You

Audit Findings and Developing Corrective Action Plans

College Students of the Future

When Disaster Strikes

Program Review Panel

Global Issues:

Practical Resources for Serving Under-Resourced Students

Exposing Bias in Professional Judgment

The Community Food Experience (2-part concurrent session)

Serving DACA Students

Microaggressions in Higher Education



Intro to SQL

Mobile FAFSA App: Best Practices to Reach All Demographics

Making a Personal Impact on the Regulatory and Legislative Process

NASFAA Listening Session

State Meetings

Sessions are tentatively scheduled and are subject to change



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