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2015 Must-Attend Events in Financial Aid

Get your calendar primed and ready because the upcoming year has a full docket of informative conferences for financial aid directors and administrators. We’ve compiled events for the national, regional and larger state associations, SIS conferences and events related to financial aid. We will continue to add to this calendar as more event dates are announced. Please visit each individual site for more information or to register for any of the following financial aid events:

January 2015

Jan. 14-16, San Antonio, TX  

Joint Professional Development Conference for Financial Aid and Student Records Administrators: This can’t miss event will feature professional development, financial aid and student records specific sessions of interest to new and experienced financial aid and student records administrators.

 Jan. 29-30, Indianapolis, IN

ISFAA Winter Conference: Sailing Away the Winter Blues with ISFAA (Indiana Student Financial Aid Association)

February 2015

 Feb. 17-19, Monterey, CA

CCCSFAAA Annual Conference: The California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators Association 2015 Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

 Feb. 22-25, Memphis, TN

SASFAA (Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) Annual Conference: Uncovering Our Purpose, Power, & Passion

March 2015

 Mar. 1-3, Washington D.C. 

NASFAA 2015 Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo: Newly expanded, in-person event designed to deliver knowledge, perspective, and insight into management issues facing financial aid leaders today. Hosted by National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

March 15-18, Nashville, TN

Alliance 2015: This annual event represents the largest meeting of higher education and public sector users of Oracle applications in the world. It is run by Higher Education User Group (HEUG).

April 2015

Apr. 8-10, Elkhart Lake, WI

Spring 2015 WASFAA Conference: The Spring 2015 WASFAA (Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) Conference Got You Covered will be held at Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake.

 Apr. 12-14, Northern San Diego County, CA

2015 Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA) Annual Conference: This is a professional development opportunity to stay up-to-date on issues relevant to financial aid administrators and connect with colleagues to discuss best business practices relating to administering financial aid.

 Apr. 12-15, Baltimore, MD

AACRAO’s 101st Annual Meeting: The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers is a recognized source for information on student admissions, academic records, international education and enrollment management. Much of this relates to financial aid, and this annual meeting may be a valuable source of information for FA professionals.

Apr. 12-15, New Orleans, LA

Ellucian Live: Ellucian Live connects more than 8,200 participants from more than 1,400 higher education institutions around the world.

Apr. 13-15, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

FAME Annual Financial Aid & Management Conference:  Offers concurrent sessions covering Financial Aid, Regulatory Compliance, Operations, Marketing and Owner/Executive Strategy Sessions.

Apr. 20-24, Orlando, FL

CampusInsight 2015 Annual Users Conference: Campus Management’s marquee event, CampusInsight, is the annual user conference for organizations that use Campus Management products and services.

May 2015

 May 19-22, Newport, RI

EASFAA (Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) Annual Conference: Charting New Courses & Building New Bridges

 May 19-22, St. Augustine, FL

FASFAA (Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) Annual Conference: Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future

May 20-22, Peachtree City, GA

GASFAA (Georgia Association of Financial Aid Administrators Annual Conference: Join the GASFAA Board of Directors and other Georgia schools. More details to come soon!

May 27-30, Nashville, TN

JAM 2015 – Join the best and the brightest for JAM – the annual meeting for the Jenzabar community to learn, share and connect.

 June 2015

 June 2-5, Denver Co

APSCU Convention & Exposition: Join the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities for their annual convention and exposition.

 June 10-12, Sturgeon Bay, WI

WASFAA Leadership RetreatA program specifically designed to target upcoming financial aid professionals who have great leadership potential within the Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

 July 2015

 July 16-18, New Orleans, LA

The PowerFAIDS National User Training and Conference: This free, user-driven, interactive event is an excellent resource for PowerFAIDS users to better learn the software and meet other users.

 July 19-22, New Orleans, LA

NASFAA National: The Big Easy will host NASFAA in 2015.

 October 2015

Date and Location TBA

PASFAA Annual Conference: This event for the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators usually takes place in October, however dates have not yet been released.

Oct. 1-3, San Diego, CA

NACAC’s 71st National Conference: The National Association for College Admission Counseling 2015 call for proposals is now open. Registration opens March 2015.

Oct. 4-7, Iowa City/Coralville, IA 

MASFAA Annual Conference: You don’t want to miss this signature training event held by the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Oct. 6-9, Austin, TX

Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA) ABC Workshop and Annual Conference

TASFAA ABC Workshop: Oct. 6-7
TASFAA Annual Conference: Oct. 7-9
The final session of the Workshop will end before the opening lunch of the Annual Conference so Workshop attendees can also attend the Conference.

Oct. 11-14, Westminster, CO

RMASFAA Annual Conference: The Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is very excited to be engaged with the Colorado Association of Financial Aid Administrators (CAFAA) for this annual conference.

Oct. 12-14, Charleston, SC

NSPA Annual Conference: The National Scholarship Providers Association annual conference is the convergence of the scholarship profession, the intersection between diverse scholarship funders, including institutions, private foundations, public charities, government programs, corporations, and the students NSPA members serve.

Oct. 27-29, Buffalo, NY

NYSFAAA 2015: The New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association presents Power of the Past, Force of the Future

November 2015

Date and Location TBA (usually after Thanksgiving)

FSA Training Conference: This is the largest training program for financial aid professionals. The training is provided for those working for schools/institutions receiving Title IV funds. Approximately 6,000 professionals attend this free training each year, so don’t miss out.

Date and Location TBA

MASFAA Annual Conference – This event for the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators usually takes place in November, however dates have not yet been released.

Date TBA, Sacramento, CA

CASFAA Annual Conference: The 2014 California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators annual conference Seasons of Change was held in November, so it’s likely the 2015 will be as well. We will keep you posted.

 Nov. 4-6, Albuquerque, NM

SASFAA Annual Conference: “Regs, Compliance and All that Jazz!” The Southwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ conference is preceded by a boot camp November 3-5.

Nov. 9-11, Savannah, GA

Access Group Graduate & Professional Financial Aid Conference: Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.