Southern    Association   of    Student  
          Financial   Aid   Administrators



June 19 - 24, 2022

The SASFAA New Aid Officer Workshop (NAOW) provides a unique opportunity to learn how to be a knowledgeable and compassionate administrator of financial aid. The NAOW staff averages more than 15 years of financial aid experience and are active in their schools, state and region.  In this week long training we will not only provide participants with understanding of federal aid concepts we will lay the ground work for a lifelong passion for the profession. This workshop is recommended for professionals with three years of financial experience or less.  However, participants with up to five years of limited financial aid experience may find this workshop beneficial.

In addition to topics that prepare you for your everyday job, SASFAA New Aid Officer Workshop uses NASFAA Credentialing topics throughout the week.  Participants will receive access to learning guides and handouts from NASFAA U as part of the cost of the workshop.  Participants may also have the opportunity to test in certain subjects taught throughout the week at no additional cost.  Here are a list of NASFAA U subjects we will potentially cover throughout the week.

Application Process

 Packaging & Notification of Awards

Student Eligibility

 Direct Loans: Eligibility & Frequency

Cost of Attendance

 Return of Title IV

Need Analysis: Federal and Institutional Methodology

 Satisfactory Academic Progress


 Professional Judgment

Training facility

Wofford College, established in 1854, is an independent liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C.  Wofford is located a few blocks north of the central business district of Spartanburg, S.C., an international commercial center. The college has operated continuously on its original campus, which was designated a National Historic District in 1974. In November 2002, the entire 170-acre campus was designated as the Roger Milliken Arboretum. Nearly 5,000 trees have been planted since 1992.  

 Faculty & Staff

(meet our camp counselors)

Carolyn Sparks - Wofford College, Site Coordinator
April Tretter - Bellarmine University, Curriculum Coordinator
Leigh Ann Hussey - University of West Georgia, SASFAA Vice President

Beth Armstrong - Virginia Tech
Bretta Carithers - Kennesaw State University
LaShanda Chamberlain - Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Zach Christian - SC Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission
Charlotte Cole - Jacksonville State University
Jennifer Davis - Trident Technical College
Elizabeth Milam - Clemson University
Michelle Standridge - Spaulding University
Angela Tate - Technical College System of Georgia
April Wolford - University of Tennessee

Registration and fees  

 The registration fee includes all instructional materials, housing (June 19-24, 2022), most meals, and SASFAA 2022-2023 membership. 

 Workshop Registration Fee - $675*

Please click here for scholarship information (due May 1, 2022)

Register Today

 PLEASE NOTE: Current 2021-2022 SASFAA Membership is required to register for the 2022 SASFAA New Aid Officers Summer Workshop. If you have not already done so, submit your membership application before you submit your registration for the workshop.



Advance payment is required.  Registrants may not attend class if payment has not been received by the SASFAA Treasurer.  Registrations after May 27, 2022 are subject to a late fee of $50. 

Credit card payments may be made during the registration process.  To pay by credit card after registration has been completed, access the on-line payment option on the SASFAA website with login credentials (email address and password).

Checks must be received by the SASFAA Treasurer by June 10, 2022, or the attendee must bring the check to the event.

Cancellation Policy  

To cancel your registration, email the SASFAA Treasurer at

 Registration fee is fully refundable through May 20, 2022.  After May 20, 2022, there is no refund. The date the refund request is received by the SASFAA Treasurer will determine the percentage of refund.


After a long day of intense training, participants will be provided a comfortable environment to relax, recharge and prepare for the next day.  SASFAA has secured a new state of the art housing facility in The Village. These suite style dorms feature private bedrooms, full kitchens, large covered porches and 2 bathrooms per four person suite.


Most meals will be provided in a variety of ways throughout the week.  Beginning with Dinner on Sunday June 19,2022 participants will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, with one dinner "on your own".  Morning and afternoon beverage and snack breaks will also be provided.


The workshop will be held on the campus of Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

 Please make your travel arrangements to allow you to arrive and check-in before the workshop begins on Sunday afternoon (5:00 p.m. opening session) and for you to attend all of Friday morning activities (check-out is 12:00 p.m.).  If you would like to arrive on Saturday, an additional night lodging is available for a $40 fee. 

Wofford is 20 miles from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). 

What to Bring

Here is a list of items to bring.

 Please stay tuned to this page for further information!



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