Conference Agenda

MASFAA Conference 2018- Schedule at a Glance (Updated 11.2.18)
*Conference schedule and times subject to change

 

November 14th

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Conference Registration Hotel Lobby

 

November 15th

7:30 AM – 1:00 PM Conference Registration Hotel Lobby
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM  Vendor Hours Hotel Lobby
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast Dining Room

 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Conference Welcome

Washington Update – Betsy Mayotte – TISLA

Crystal Ballroom

                       

10:10 AM – 11:10 AM Session 1   

New Professionals

 

A. Identity, Access, and Aid: The

Experience of First Generation Students from Low-Income Backgrounds

Meeting Room 1
Seasoned Professionals B. Higher Education Economics – What is the Crystal Ball Telling Us Meeting Room 2
C. Say I Do! An Engagement Party Meeting Room 3
D. Understanding Non-Traditional Students Meeting Room 4

 

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM  Vendor Hours Hotel Lobby
11:10 AM – 11:25 AM Break with Snacks Vendor Area

                       

11:25 AM – 12:25 PM Session 2 (4)  

New Professionals

 

A. Understanding Student Loan

Refinancing – A Primer on this Emerging Trend

Meeting Room 1
Seasoned Professionals B. Understanding the PSLF “Fix” Meeting Room 2
  C. One Letter, Big Results: Using Debt Letters to Encourage Smart

Meeting Room 3

 

D. Leadership Skills Meeting Room 4

 

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Vendor Hours Hotel Lobby

                       

12:25 PM – 1:35 PM Lunch Dining Room
1:35 PM – 2:35 PM

EASFAA Updates – Sam Veeder

NASFAA Virtual Updates – Megan Covel

Crystal Ballroom

                       

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Vendor Hours Hotel Lobby
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Session 3 (4)  
New Professionals A. How America Values College – Meeting Room 1
Seasoned Professionals B. Perspectives on a Motivated Workforce Meeting Room 2

C. How to Make Student Communication

Stick

Meeting Room 3

 

D. The Power of Decision Making: PJ’s and Dependency Overrides

Meeting Room 4

 

 

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Vendor Hours Hotel Lobby

 

3:55 PM – 4:55 PM Session 4 (4)  
New Professionals A. MASFAA Opportunities Panel Meeting Room 1

Seasoned Professionals

 

B. Effective Counseling: Changing the Paradigm

Meeting Room 2

 

C. FICO Research: Financial Literacy Efforts that have Proven Results

Meeting Room 3

 

D. Customer Service in Financial Aid Meeting Room 4

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Vendor Hours Hotel Lobby
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM President’s Reception and Awards Crystal Ballroom
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Entertainment and Dessert Pub and Lounge

 

November 16th

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Conference Registration Hotel Lobby
7:00 AM – 8:20 AM Breakfast Dining Room
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM  Vendor Hours Hotel Lobby

                       

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Session 5 (4)  

New Professionals

 

A. Seeing Clearly: Perspectives on Presenting Meeting Room 1
Seasoned Professionals B. Creating a Partnership Between the One Stop and Financial Aid Offices Meeting Room 2

C. Earlier Awareness: Building Closer Community Connections Between

Financial Aid and Middle Schools

Meeting Room 3

 

D. Using Technology to Increase Financial Literacy

Meeting Room 4

 

                       

9:40 AM – 10:40 AM Session 6 (4)  
New Professionals A. Private Alternative Loans – an Important Part of the Equation Meeting Room 1

Seasoned Professionals

 

B. Social Security and Retirement

Planning: A Hit or Myth Proposition  

Meeting Room 2

 

C. Early College Savings: Why Colleges

Should Care if their Students and

Families are Saving Early

Meeting Room 3

 

D. Financial Aid Jeopardy Meeting Room 4

 

10:40 AM – 10:55 AM Break with Snacks Vendor Area
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Vendor Hours Hotel Lobby

 

10:55 AM – 11:55 PM Session 7 (4)  
New Professionals

A. Your Students Deserve the Credit!

Little Known Facts about Credit and How

You can Help Your Students Manage Theirs

Meeting Room 1
Seasoned Professionals B. Become Responsible Borrowing Champions! Meeting Room 2
C. Making Your Award Letter StudentCentered

Meeting Room 3

 

D. De-escalation Training Meeting Room 4

 

12:05 PM – 1:05 PM Session 8 (4)  
New Professionals A. Best Practices for Customer Service in Higher Education Meeting Room 1
Seasoned Professionals B. Managing Up, Down, and Across Meeting Room 2

C. How are Students Really Managing

Finances? Results from a Multiyear

Behavioral Assessment

Meeting Room 3

 

D. Understanding the Unique Needs of GenZ

Meeting Room 4

 

 

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM Vendor Hours Hotel Lobby

 

1:05 PM – 2:00 PM  Lunch Dining Room
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Run, Hide, Fight – Northeastern

University Police Department  Raffle

Crystal Ballroom
3:00 PM Conference End  

                       

3:00 PM– 3:30 PM Conference Debrief/2019 Planning Meeting Meeting Room 1