We are delighted to serve as Conference Co-Chairs for the 2015 FASFAA Conference. This year the conference will be held May 19-22, 2015 at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in beautiful St. Augustine, FL. This year marks the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine by Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles. Throughout the year St. Augustine will be sharing their story through a series of special exhibits, programs and commemorative events.
We invite you to join us for an informative, educational and fun conference that is sure to please. Our conference theme for this year is Honoring the Past, Shaping the Present, Treasuring the Future, which builds on our President’s theme, Reshaping Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today.
Joining us will be representatives from the US Department of Education (ED), Dave Bartnicki and Wood Mason. Also slated to present are Megan McClean, NASFAA’s Director of Policy & Federal Relations and Kristen Frias who serves as Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Office of the Inspector General. Please click on the links to the left to find information about additional speakers & special guests, hotel reservations, agenda and local attractions.
Please join us for an exciting event in historic St. Augustine, FL.
Jeff Daniels, 2015 FASFAA Conference Co-Chair Sean Johnson, 2015 FASFAA Conference Co-Chair
As financial aid professionals, we are consistently challenged with changing rules, regulations, and personnel. Annual conference attendance affords members the opportunity to receive relevant and timely training. The FASFAA Executive Board and Conference Committee members spend an entire year planning to offer training that meets the needs of all members. We want to ensure that you have the requisite tools and training to lead your offices effectively while remaining in compliance.
This year’s Annual Conference will be packed with sessions that appeal to both the advanced and novice financial aid professional. The Conference Committee, led by Jeff Daniels and Sean Johnson, has worked tirelessly on creating an agenda that meets the needs of the members in every sector. I can say, with confidence, every FASFAA Conference Committee seeks to have a conference that surpasses the expectations of the membership. It is our goal to ensure that the training we provide, is the best!
The 2015 Annual Conference will begin on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, and conclude on Friday May 22, 2015.
On behalf of the 2014-15 Executive Board and Conference Committee, I would like to personally invite you to the upcoming conference and thank you for your continued support.
Looking forward to “Honoring the Past, Shaping the Present, and Treasuring the Future” with you.
Your 2014-15 FASFAA President
We are launching a new leadership program called FASFAA Leadership Experience. The FASFAA Leadership Experience is an exceptional professional development opportunity for those seeking advancement and leadership training in the financial aid profession. Application to the FASFAA Leadership Experience is open to individuals from all FASFAA member institutions. It is a two year commitment which requires a recommendation and commitment from a supervisor and/or administration.
Please complete the form by May 11, 2015.
All applicants will be notified by May 15, 2015.
FASFAA membership is a requirement for conference attendance. If you were a prior member of FASFAA but have not paid your 2014-2015 annual membership click here and complete the 2014-2015 FASFAA Membership Renewal Form and then return to this page to complete your 2015 FASFAA Conference registration. Your conference registration fee will cover your membership renewal fee for 2015-2016.
Current FASFAA members: When you register for the 2015 FASFAA Annual Conference your conference fee will cover your membership renewal fee of $30 for 2015-2016.
Warning: Do not attempt to register someone else using your FASFAA user ID and password as this will change your personal FASFAA membership profile.
If your school is interested in the possibility of sending participants for only one day, please click here to email the Conference Registration Chairs.
If your school is interested in the possibility of sending participants for only the New Aid Officer Workshop, please click here to email the Conference Registration Chairs.
Please note: We encourage you to complete your registration online if you plan to attend the conference. Registering prior to arriving in St. Augustine will help expedite the registration process and make it easier once you arrive on-site.
Current Member Cost
Full Conference Fee
Guest meal fees
Individual Guest Lunch Meal Tickets - Tuesday May 19th, 2015
$55 / person
Individual Guest Lunch Meal Tickets - Wednesday May 20th, 2015
$55 / person
Individual Guest Lunch Meal Tickets - Thursday May 21st, 2015
$55 / person
Individual Guest Breakfast Meal Tickets - Friday May 22nd, 2015
$45 / person
Pre-conference workshop fees
Current Member Cost
New Aid Officer Workshop - Attending full conference
New Aid Office Workshop - Not attending full conference
Guest Meal Tickets must be selected and paid for with registration.
If you are paying by credit card, click the "Credit Card" button on the payments page. Do not click on the "PayPal" button unless you are a "PayPal" member and know your PayPal password. When paying by credit card, please be sure the billing address fields on the payment form match the credit card billing address of the card you are using. The credit card confirmation process requires a matching address for security purposes.
If you will be sending payment by check, click the "Send Check" button on the payments page. Please be advised your registration will be considered "pending" until payment is received.
Registration cancellation fee is $75 (Cancellation received after May 14th will be charged 50% of the registration fee).
No refunds after May 19th. If you register and do not attend you will be charged 100%.
The Member Conference Registration Form is for current active FASFAA members only. In order to access this registration form you must have paid dues for the 2014-2015 membership year which runs from July 1st, 2014 - June 30th, 2015.
Questions or issues?
- John Snow for Membership Status or Password retrieval
In conjunction with the annual conference FASFAA will hold a New Aid Officers Pre-Conference Workshop, May 18-19, 2015. The workshop will begin Monday morning and conclude with lunch on Tuesday afternoon; just in time for the start of the annual conference.
If you will attend the New Aid Officer Workshop only, please click here to email the Conference Registration Chair to receive specific registration details.
To make reservations by phone, please dial (888) 789-3090 and ask for the group name FASFAA or Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Rooms must be reserved by May 3, 2015 to receive the guaranteed FASFAA rate.
The 4-Diamond Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, the largest combination hotel and convention center between Orlando and Atlanta, offers fresh, well-appointed accommodations featuring 37-inch flat panel televisions, sparkling new bathrooms and furnishings, high-speed wireless internet access, spacious work areas, wet bars and refrigerators among many other luxuries. The Resort now offers a complimentary shuttle service for individual guests to and from downtown St. Augustine. Within 15 minutes of the Resort, you can enjoy 108 holes of championship golf, including the Slammer and Squire, located just steps from your guestroom.
As FASFAA Conference attendees, you qualify for the conference room rate 3 days prior and 3 days following the conference dates, based on availability. In addition, you can take advantage of complimentary self-parking (valet parking is optional at $10/day), complimentary use of the health & fitness center, reduced fees for golf (depending on tee times and the course selected) and complimentary resort fees.
Wednesday Night, May 20th - Back by popular demand, FASFAA Bingo will be held Wednesday night. Certainly a time not to be missed – networking, talking to new and old friends, and much laughter. We will be welcoming our new members and our first time attendees to join us for a night of fun! Come meet everyone! This should be a lot of laughs and a great way to unwind!
Thursday Night, May 21st - TBD
FASFAA is pleased to offer you, our colleagues in the business sector, the opportunity to support our training efforts as financial aid professionals. While we will continue to offer individual training activities for sponsors to advertise and exhibit, we have also produced some discounted packages that will allow you to take advantage of some very significant cost savings.
FASFAA's theme this year is “Reshaping Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today.” We must prepare the financial aid leaders of today to overcome the challenges associated with financial aid regulations and students of tomorrow. During turbulent times, it takes dynamic leadership and effectual mentoring to ensure that the financial aid profession remains strong and well informed. With this task ahead, we must reshape the financial aid administrator of today in an effort to guarantee an advanced level of leadership and professional competence in the future.
We would like to recognize the following organizations that have provided conference support to ensure that FASFAA continues to provide training opportunities to the membership:
Their combined support contributes to the success of the association’s premier annual training event, the FASFAA 2015 Annual Conference!
Presenter / Moderator Checklist
Thank you for presenting at the FASFAA 2015 Annual Conference!
We are inviting presenters to use the FASFAA PowerPoint Template, use of this template is recommended, not mandatory.
The Conference Committee has secured a Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen, table for equipment and power for each meeting room.
Submit a copy of your finished presentation by Friday May 1, 2015. All presentations will be posted to the conference website, and registered conference attendees will be notified about the availability to download. If you haven’t submitted the presentation in a power point format you MUST also bring it on a jump drive so it can be loaded at the time of your session
Thank you for serving as a moderator at the FASFAA 2015 Annual Conference!
Please be in contact with the presenter(s) prior to the conference to obtain their official biographic information and Save determine how they would like to be introduced for the session.
On the day and time of the session, please arrive at the room at least 10 minutes prior to the session. If the presenter did not provide their presentation to the conference committee in advance, their presentation will need to be loaded on the meeting room laptop. At the starting time of the session, welcome all to the session and introduce the presenter(s). During the session, take a head count of attendees. At the end of the session, remind attendees that the evaluation of the session will be electronic and will be sent via email after the conference. After the session, submit your head count information to a member of the Conference Committee.