Schedule

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Wednesday, April 5
Time Event
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM NASFAA U Credentialing Pre-Conference Session - Satisfactory Academic Progress
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Exhibitor Set-Up
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 2016-17 & 2017-18 Executive Board Meeting
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Newcomer's Welcome Session
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM General Session
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Lunch
  • President's Welcome
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Break
1:30 AM - 4:00 PM Exhibit Area Open
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Interest Sessions
  • Loan Rehabilitation: A Second Chance for Borrowers
  • What's New in NSLDS
  • Assessing Your Default Aversion Plan
  • Keep Them Coming Back: A Train-the-Trainer Session on Making Your In-Person Financial Education Sessions More Memorable
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Interest Sessions
  • Handling Unpleasant Situations: Techniques to Turn the Bad Into Good
  • Ask-A-Fed
  • Verification 101
  • Beyond Participation: Analyzing Financial Literacy Education Outcomes and Long Term Impact
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM General Session
  • The Early Days of the Early FAFSA, Zack Goodwin, U.S. Department of Education
5:30 Dinner on Your Own
Thursday, April 6
Time Event
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM Breakfast, Kiosk Area
7:45 AM - 2:15 PM Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM - 4:15 PM Exhibit Area Open
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Interest Sessions
  • Working with Millennials and Beyond
  • NASFAA U Credentialing Session - Verification, Part 1
  • Everyone Wins with the ISACorps
  • Using Creative Learning Techniques for Financial Aid Boot Camps
  • Hit a Home Run with Your FAFSA Outreach Efforts
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Interest Sessions
  • ISAC Programs and Updates
  • NASFAA U Credentialing Session - Verification, Part 2
  • First Generation Go College Now: How to Use It with Staff and Students
  • Student Aid Modernization Initiative
  • Leading a Financial Aid Office to Success in the 21st Century
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Interest Sessions
  • Processing ISAC's Military Benefits
  • NASFAA U Credentialing Session - Verification, Part 3
  • Cross-Training Non-Financial Aid Staff Members on Key Financial Aid Content
  • Understanding Credit
  • Dependency Override Round Table
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch
  • ILASFAA Business Meeting
  • MASFAA Update
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM General Session
  • ISAC Update, Eric Zarnikow and Katharine Gricevich, Illinois Student Assistance Commission
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Sector Meetings
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Interest Sessions
  • GAP Access Review (MAP Focused)
  • Associations Shouldn't Rebuild, They Should Reload. Champion Your Organizations for the Future
  • Title IX Compliance
  • Helping Them Cross the Finish Line: 10 Tips for Student Loan Borrower Outreach
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Round Table
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Interest Sessions
  • What Is the Right Type of Loan? Help Your Student's Fast Break to the Best Loan for Them!
  • R2T4 Workshop
  • Weaving a Web of Student Success Panel
  • All the Way to the Finish Line: 8 Big Ideas for Student Retention
  • Professional Judgment Round Table
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner and Awards
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Entertainment: ILASFAA Competitive Games and DJ Jeff Mosley
Friday, April 7
Time Event
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM Breakfast, Kiosk Area
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Interest Sessions
  • EFC Hand Calculation Workshop
  • Young Professionals in Leadership Positions
  • Working with Homeless Youth
  • ISAC Programs and Updates (repeat session)
  • Advocacy and You
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Break
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Interest Sessions
  • Federal and State Veterans Benefits Update
  • Student Learning and Financial Realities
  • COHEAO Perkins Update
  • Assessing Your Default Aversion Plan (repeat session)
  • Time Management for the Overworked and Overwhelmed
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Brunch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM General Session
  • NASFAA Update, Megan McClean Coval, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM General Session
  • Federal Update, Jeff Baker, U.S. Department of Education
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Closing Ceremony
  • Passing of the Gavel
  • Raffle Winners/Give-A-Ways
  • Closing Remarks


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