Conference Agenda

MASFAA Conference 2018- Schedule at a Glance
*Conference schedule and times subject to change

Wednesday, November 14th

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Conference Registration

Thursday, November 15th

7:30 AM – 1:00 PM Conference Registration

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Conference Welcome & Opening Keynote

10:10 AM – 11:10 AM Session Block 1
Identity, Access, and Aid: The Experience of First Generation Students from Low-Income Backgrounds
Higher Education Economics – What is the Crystal Ball Telling Us?
Understanding Non-Traditional Students

11:10-11:25 AM Break with Snacks (Vendor Area)

11:25 AM – 12:25 PM Session Block 2
Understanding Student Loan Refinancing – A Primer on this Emerging Trend
Understanding the PSLF “Fix”
One Letter, Big Results: Using Debt Letters to Encourage Smart Borrowing
Leadership Skills

12:25 PM – 2:35 PM Lunch, EASFAA Updates & NASFAA Virtual Updates

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Session Block 3
How America Values College – 2018
How to Make Student Communication Stick
Professional Judgment

3:55 PM – 4:55 PM Session Block 4
MASFAA Opportunities Panel
Effective Counseling: Changing the Paradigm
FICO Research: Financial Literacy Efforts that have Proven Results.
Customer Service in Financial Aid.

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM President’s Reception and Awards

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Entertainment and Dessert

Friday, November 16th

7:30 AM – 10:00 AM Conference Registration

7:30 AM – 8:50 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Session Block 5
Seeing Clearly: Perspectives on Presenting
Creating a Partnership Between the One Stop and Financial Aid Offices
Earlier Awareness: Building Closer Community Connections Between Financial Aid and Middle Schools
Using Technology to Increase Financial Literacy

10:10 AM – 11:10 AM Session Block 6
Track Private Alternative Loans – an Important Part of the Equation
Track Social Security and Retirement Planning: A Hit or Myth Proposition
Early College Savings: Why Colleges Should Care if their Students and Families are Saving Early
MASFAA Family Feud

11:10 AM – 11:25 AM Break with Snacks

11:25 AM – 12:25 PM Session Block 7
Your Students Deserve the Credit! Little Known Facts about Credit and How You can Help Your Students Manage Theirs
Track Become Responsible Borrowing Champions!
Say I Do! An Engagement Party
MASFAA Family Feud

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Session Block 8
Best Practices for Customer Service in Higher Education
Track Managing Up, Down, and Across
How are Students Really Managing Finances? Results from a Multiyear Behavioral Assessment
Understanding the Unique Needs of GenZ

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Lunch/Closing Keynote/Raffle

3:00 PM Conference End