Southern    Association   of    Student  
          Financial   Aid   Administrators



June 4 - 9, 2023

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 weeklong training we not only provide participants with understanding of federal aid concepts, but we also lay the groundwork 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.

SASFAA New Aid Officer Workshop utilizes 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 will also have the opportunity to earn credentials in certain subjects taught throughout the week at no additional cost.  Here is a list of NASFAA U subjects we will potentially cover throughout the week.

Application Process

 Campus Based Programs

Student Eligibility

 Direct Loans Programs

Cost of Attendance

 Return of Title IV

Federal Pell Grant & IASG

 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

Beth Armstrong - Virginia Tech

Rocky Christensen – Johnson University

LaShanda Chamberlain - Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Daniel Barkowitz – University of Miami

Charlotte Cole - Jacksonville State University

Michelle Standridge - Spalding University

Angela Tate - Technical College System of Georgia

Michael Gantt – University of Georgia

Zima Lopes – Robeson Community College

Jaime Missimer – Pearl River Community College

Megan Smith – Delta State University

Carolyn Sparks - Wofford College, Site Coordinator
Katie Conrad - Florida International University, Curriculum Coordinator
Leigh Ann Hussey - University of West Georgia, SASFAA Vice President

Registration & Fees  

 The registration fee includes all instructional materials, housing (June 4-9, 2023), most meals, and SASFAA 2023-2024 membership. 

 Workshop Registration Fee:

Member Fee - $675
Non-Member Fee - $710 

SASFAA awards two scholarships to members who wish to attend the SASFAA New Aid Officers Workshop. The scholarship covers the workshop registration cost which includes housing and most meals. The recipient or their institution will be responsible for all other costs including travel to and from the workshop. Please complete the scholarship application by April 1, 2023. If you have trouble with the form, please contact Leigh Ann Hussey at

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Advance payment is required.  Registrants may not attend class if payment has not been received by the SASFAA Treasurer.  Registrations after May 15, 2023 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 May 22, 2023, 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 5, 2023.  After May 5, 2023, 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 housing 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 4,2023 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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