2023 ILASFAA Annual Conference


Conference Dates:

March 13th - March 15th, 2023

Conference Location:

iHotel Illinois Conference Center
1900 South First Street

Champaign, IL


By now I hope all of you have been able to take advantage of some of the perks of being an ILASFAA member. Whether it was the fall remote conference programming, diversity round tables, or the FSA debriefing we have had several opportunities for you to get value from your ILASFAA membership. Today, I am inviting you to register for the upcoming 2023 annual conference March 13th to the 15th at the IHotel in Champaign, IL on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. Please come and mingle with fellow financial aid professionals and learn about the exciting and somewhat anxiety inducing changes to the financial aid world.

One major highlight of this year’s conference will be the discussion around transitioning to an institutional membership model from our current individual model. Because of this important topic, you will notice that there is not an ILASFAA membership fee being charged as part of the conference registration. If adopted, the institutional membership process would be an annual bill to the institution for a membership rate based on the institutions enrollment. This is the same model being used by MASFAA and NASFAA. That is why it is even more important that you attend the next conference to participate in the discussion of the future of our association.

I hope to see you all in March and we can share in our ILASFAA Perks together.

Tim Marten- ILASFAA President

AnchorAttendee Registration

Conference Registration fees:

Option 1: Early Bird Rate - $225.00

(Register on or before 2/14/2023)

Option 2: Standard Rate - $240.00
   (Register on or after 2/15/2023)

Option 3: Single Day Rate - $150.00*
(Register on or after 2/15/2023)

*Single Day Rate is only for attending the conference on Tuesday, March 14th 2023

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AnchorExhibitor Registration

Conference Registration fees:

Option 1: Early Bird Rate - $900.00
   (Register on or before 2/14/2023)

Option 2: Standard Rate - $1,100.00
   (Register on or after 2/15/2023)


Payment must be received no later than March 13th, 2023

Click Here to Register for the Conference

The registration fee for the 2023 conference does not include an annual membership to ILASFAA. Membership fees will be collected in June.

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2023 ILASFAA Conference Scholarship

The Diversity & Professional Conduct Committee and the Member Support & Research Committee are coming together to offer two scholarships, one for each committee, for our annual conference. This scholarship supports the conference registration fees and hotel accommodations. 

The scholarship does not include membership for the year, transportation for the conference, and any personal meals.  

The deadline for the scholarship application has been extended to February 3, 2023. Announcements will be make the week of February 6, 2023.

AnchorHealth and Safety Policy

Though there is no mask mandate in the state of Illinois or at the iHotel – masks are encouraged for everyone attending ILASFAA – even for those already fully vaccinated.

AnchorHotel Accommodations

Reservations can be made online via this iHotel direct booking link or call 1-217-819-5000 and use code 'ILASFAA2023' for the conference rate. Book your room by 02/10/2023 to lock in the conference rate!

  • Single Room Rate: $129.00/night
  • Double Room Rate: $149.00/night

 When reserving a room online please use the Block Code "ILASFAA2023" and the Guest Password "Z%2hY" 

AnchorConference Agenda

Conference Agenda and Schedule are subject to change. Updates to the schedule and agenda will be shared here and on the Whova App.

Monday, March 13th

8:00am - 4:00pm Check-in

11:00am - 12:00pm Lunch and President's Welcome

12:15pm - 1:15pm Interest Sessions

1:30pm - 2:00pm Exhibitor Introductions

2:00pm - 2:30pm Break with Exhibitors

2:45pm - 3:45pm MASFAA Update with Amanda Fijal

4:00pm - 5:00pm Sector Meetings

5:00pm Dinner

Tuesday, March 14th

8:00am - 12:00pm Check-in

8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast

9:15am - 10:00am Keynote Speaker with Anne Bonney

10:30am - 11:00am Break with Exhibitors

11:00am - 12:00pm ISAC Update with (TBA)

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch and Business Meeting

1:15pm - 2:15pm Interest Sessions

2:30pm - 3:30pm Interest Sessions

3:30pm - 4:00pm Brewak with Exhibitors

4:00pm - 5:00pm Operating Systems Meeting

6:30pm - 7:30pm Dinner and Awards

7:30pm - 9:30pm Entertainment and Cash Bar

Wednesday, March 15th

8:00am - 9:00am Check-in

8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast, NASFAA Update,  FSA Update

9:15am - 10:15am Interest Sessions

10:15am - 10:45am Break with Exhibitors

10:45am - 11:45am Interest Sessions

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch

12:15pm - 1:00pm Passing of the Gavel, New ILASFAA President Remarks