GPCC Annual Symposium – Another Big Success

The folks on the Graduate and Professional Concerns Committee had a blast putting on the annual Symposium for approximately 60 attendees, hosted at Harvard’s Monroe C. Gutman Library. We kicked off with an amazing day with a presentation from Betsy Mayotte of ASA, who gave us wonderful insight to the Federal aid arena, and followed…

2016 Conference Award Recipients

Congratulations to all the recipients at this year’s annual Conference

Profiles in A.I.D. – The E.O.C

9 questions with Pat Wolfe, Director EOC, ETS, & UB** Can you give me a brief description/breakdown of your organization/office? The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a federal TRIO program funded by the United States Department of Education, and is administered by Massachusetts Education & Career Opportunities, Inc. (MassEdCo), and sponsored by North Shore Community…

Early Awareness and Outreach Committee Update

We are in the midst of planning our fall Carnival of Learning to be held at Spark Academy in Lawrence, MA on October 20.  We have confirmed eight booths so far, but would like two more.  The topics represented to date include: Topic Computer Science Dance Therapy Graphic Design Legal Technical Theatre Environmental Science Plus…

MASFAA Election Results

I am pleased to announce the outcome of the election for the upcoming 16-17 year. Thank you to ALL of the candidates who participated, and thanks to all of the members who voted!

Student Loan Market Trends

On March 11, 2015 Citizens Bank presented a session titled “Professional Development Series: Financial Aid and Student Loan Market Trends,” at the W hotel. Well-attended, the event left participants with a few great takeaways – we hope you find the information interesting. Please comment with your thoughts:

Recent News

  • MASFAA Tax Workshop – a Success!

    posted on February 14, 2017

    The MASFAA Anuual Tax Workshops went off without a hitch. The first half of the training focused on the individual tax returns and federal regulations. Verification using the tax transcripts, conflicting information (especially non-filer identification and head of household issues), and professional judgment in the PPY world are among the other morning topics. The second…

  • UMASS Lowell’s Financial Literacy Journey

    posted on October 19, 2016

    Dr. Harry Zhu and Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Christine Robbins, join students at the first annual UMass Lowell Financial Literacy Forum Back in 2010, after riding out the recession and counseling students and their families about financial aid it began to dawn on me that people weren’t very proficient when it came to…

Events

  • Nov14

    2017 MASFAA Conference

    Nov 14, 2017 - Nov 15, 2017

    The 2017 MASFAA Conference will take place on November 14-15, 2017 at the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center.