MASFAP Fall 2021 Conference
November 8-10


This year's conference features a variety of sessions from experts within our profession and leaders from other areas of higher education and business. Please note that sessions and times are subject to change.

 Monday, November 8, 2021





9am - 12pm Vendor Setup   Granada A/B/C
9 - 10am Newcomer Check-In   Lobby
9am - 12pm MASFAP Board Meeting   Seachase
10 - 11am Newcomer Brunch with Board   Marbella
11am - 12:30pm Newcomer Meeting   Valencia 
12 - 5pm Registration Open   Granada Foyer
12 - 5pm Exhibit Area Open   Granada A/B/C
1 - 2pm Opening Remarks and General Session

Becca Diskin
Shar Smith

Granada A/B/C
2:15 - 3:15pm Interest Sessions
  Imposter Syndrome Shar Smith


  Holistic Approach to Advising Students Chad Olson Escollo
  Financial Aid Data Sharing Emily Haynam Marbella A 

10 Common Questions Schools Have About a Federal Program Review

Mandy Sponholtz

3:15 - 3:45pm Break/Exhibit Area Open   Granada A/B/C 
3:45 - 4:30pm Interest Sessions  
  Let the Game Begin: Discovering "wins" in Federal Work Study Programming Paula McLain Valencia
  High School Counselors: What they Want You to Know


  How to "CARE" for Your College Family Cassandra Hicks
Zach Greenlee
Marbella A
  How to Build a Cost of Attendance Emily Haynam Marbella B
  Mistakes You're Making with Your Policies and Procedures Tammy Harrison Theater
5 - 6pm Current/Incoming Board & Newcomers/Committee    President's Suite
6 - 7pm Dinner - MASFAA Update   Granada A/B/C
7:30pm Evening Activity - Life Crawl   Thirst, Marbella A/B, Seachase


Tuesday, November 9, 2021





7:30am - 12pm

Registration Open

  Granada Foyer
7:30am - 4:30pm Exhibit Area Open   Granada A/B
7:30 - 8:30am


  Granada A/B
8:30 - 9:30am

Interest Sessions


Verbal Judo

Sara Edwards Valencia
  Advocacy 101

Will Shaffner
Tony Lubbers

  Packaging Methodologies and the Challenges Financial Aid Offices Face UM System Financial Aid Directors Marbella A
  Top 10 Compliance Findings David Bartlett Marbella B
  That Was Due When? The Importance of an Operation Calendar Mandy Sponholtz Theater
9:40 - 10:40am Interest Sessions
  Inside the Beltway Rachel Gentry (NASFAA) Granada A/B/C
10:40 - 11:10am Break (water, coffee, soda)   Granada A/B/C
11:15am - 12:15pm Interest Sessions  

Juggling Personality Types in the Office Environment

Manda Riley Valencia

Looking at All the Possible Moves: Strategies for Making the Most With What You Have 

Scott Young
Rachel Robinson

MASFAP, MASFAA, and NASFAA: Getting Involved and All You Need to Know

Cassandra Hicks
Chad Olson
Marbella A

Understanding Your SAP Policy

David Bartlett Marbella B

Establishing Your Personal Brand as a New and Aspiring Director

Tony Erwin Theater
12:15 - 1:20pm

Lunch, Exchange/Business Meeting

  Granada A/B/C
1:30 - 2:30pm

Interest Sessions


Financial Aid and DX: Digital Transformation of the Financial Aid Office

Bill Alt Valencia

How America Pays 2021

Laura Steinbeck Escollo

Student-Focused Financial Aid Offers

Brice Baumgardner
Becca Diskin
Rob Moore
Scott Young
Marbella A

Verification 2021-22 and 2022-2023

David Bartlett Marbella B

Helping Families Get the MOST out of a 529 Education

Angela Williams Theater
2:30 - 3pm


  Granada A/B/C
3 - 4pm

Interest Sessions


Leadership Development

Leadership Development Valencia

Outsourcing Verification: Nevada State College - A Success Story

Mike Lubben Escollo

Advocacy 102

Will Shaffner
Tony Lubbers
Marbella A

Let's Chat: Packaging, Awarding and Monitoring SAP! (Title IV and Clock Hours Programs

Kelly Wilson Marbella B

Pandemic Professional Judgments: Balancing Student Needs, Compliance and Administrative Burden 

Tony Erwin Theater
4:15 - 5pm

Interest Sessions


Birds of a Feather - Community College


Birds of a Feather - 4-year Private

  Birds of a Feather - 4-Year Public   Marbella A
  Birds of a Feather - Tech/Trade   Marbella B
  Birds of a Feather - Associate Members   Granada A/B/C
5 - 6pm Vendor/Associate Member Reception (invitation only)   President's Suite
6 - 7:30pm Dinner/Awards/Recognition   Granada A/B/C
7:30 - 9pm Evening Activity - Painting   Marbella


Wednesday, November 10, 2021





7 - 8am

Quick Start Breakfast



8 - 9am Interest Sessions  
  WIIFY: NASFAA Business Services Mandy Sponholtz Theater
9 - 10am Pack Up/Check Out    
10:15am - 12pm Brunch, State Update, Federal Update, & Passing of the Gavel   Marbella