We are excited to welcome everyone back in-person to the Lodge of the Four Seasons for our fall conference. At this time, we will be following CDC guidelines and working with the Lodge to monitor COVID-19 protocols. If there are changes to these protocols prior to the conference, we will let you know.

We understand that everyone has a different comfort level, so if you would like to wear a mask while attending the conference, please feel free. We have worked with the Lodge to ensure a 3-foot social distance at the tables in all rooms. We will also provide name tag stickers so you can indicate your COVID comfort level.

We are excited to welcome everyone back and see all the smiling faces in just a few weeks!


 
Monday, November 8, 2021

Time

Event

Presenters

Location

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

Kayla Klein
(Moderator)

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

Shar Smith

Krissy Loenneke
(Moderator)

Valencia

  Holistic Approach to Advising Students

Chad Olson

Keri Gilbert
(Moderator)

Escollo
  Financial Aid Data Sharing

Emily Haynam

Courtney Grimm
(Moderator)

Marbella A 
 

10 Common Questions Schools Have About a Federal Program Review

Mandy Sponholtz

Ashley Nickell
(Moderator)

Theater

 
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

Natalie Crawford
(Moderator)

Valencia
  High School Counselors: What They Want You to Know

 Amber Mitchelle
Kathy Harlan
Mary Giunta
Michelle Luraschi

Alex Miller
(Moderator)

Escollo
  How to "CARE" for Your College Family

Cassandra Hicks
Zach Greenlee

Kelly Evans
(Moderator)

Marbella A
  How to Build a Cost of Attendance

Emily Haynam

Molly Horn
(Moderator)

Marbella B
  Mistakes You're Making with Your Policies and Procedures

Tammy Harrison

Kelly Wilson
(Moderator)

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

Time

Session

Presenters

Location

7:30am - 12pm

Registration Open

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

Breakfast

  Granada A/B/C
8:30 - 9:30am

Interest Sessions

 

Verbal Judo

Sara Edwards

Kelly Wilson
(Moderator)

Valencia
  Advocacy 101

Will Shaffner
Tony Lubbers

Courtney Grimm
(Moderator)

Escollo
  Packaging Methodologies and the Challenges Financial Aid Offices Face

UM System Financial Aid Directors

Taylor Grimm
(Moderator)

Marbella A
  Top 10 Compliance Findings

David Bartlett

Susan Fisher
(Moderator)

Marbella B
  That Was Due When? The Importance of an Operation Calendar

Mandy Sponholtz

Ashley Nickell
(Moderator)

Theater
9:40 - 10:40am Interest Sessions
  Inside the Beltway

Rachel Gentry (NASFAA)

Becca Diskin
(Moderator)

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

Amber Lewis
(Moderator)

Valencia
 

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

Scott Young
Rachel Robinson

Susan Fisher
(Moderator)

Escollo
 

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

Cassandra Hicks
Chad Olson

Kari Lenz Shahin
(Moderator)

Marbella A
 

Understanding Your SAP Policy

David Bartlett

Natalie Crawford
(Moderator)

Marbella B
 

Establishing Your Personal Brand as a New and Aspiring Director

Tony Erwin

Keri Gilbert
(Moderator)

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

Krissy Loenneke
(Moderator)

Escollo
 

Student-Focused Financial Aid Offers

Brice Baumgardner
Becca Diskin
Rob Moore
Scott Young

Melissa Findley
(Moderator)

Marbella A
 

Verification 2021-22 and 2022-2023

David Bartlett

Corey Lovelace
(Moderator)

Marbella B

 

Helping Families Get the MOST out of a 529 Education

Angela Williams

Susan Hartnagel
(Moderator)

Theater
 
2:30 - 3pm

Break

  Granada A/B/C
3 - 4pm

Interest Sessions

 

Leadership Development: How You Can Find the Leader in You

Kari Lenz
Natalie Crawford
Krissy Loenneke
Kristen Seabaugh
Shayla Johnson

Amy Hager
(Moderator)

Valencia
 

Outsourcing Verification: Nevada State College - A Success Story

Mike Lubben

Kari Lenz Shahin
(Moderator)

Escollo
 

Advocacy 102: Level Up Your Effectiveness

Will Shaffner
Tony Lubbers

Dawn Hines
(Moderator)

Marbella A
 

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

Kelly Wilson

Stephanie Broyles
(Moderator)

Marbella B
 

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

Tony Erwin

Amber Lewis
(Moderator)

Theater

4:15 - 5pm

Interest Sessions

 

Birds of a Feather - Community College

  Valencia
 

Birds of a Feather - 4-year Private

  Escollo
  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

Time

Session

Presenters

Location

7 - 8am

Quick Start Breakfast

 

Marbella

8 - 9am Interest Sessions  
  WIIFY: NASFAA Business Services

Mandy Sponholtz

Jennifer Hubbs
(Moderator)

Theater
 
9 - 10am Pack Up/Check Out    
10:15am - 12pm Brunch, State Update, Federal Update, & Passing of the Gavel   Marbella