FALL-WINTER 2014-15 SCHOOL COUNSELOR WORKSHOPS

The Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is pleased to present the schedule of financial aid workshops this fall for high school,scholarship,access and career counselors.  These workshops will prepare counselors to assist students and parents in applying for financial aid during the 2014-15 academic year.

We cordially invite you to join your colleagues at these informative workshops.  Dates and locations for the workshops are listed in this pamphlet,along with contact information so that you may choose the workshop that is most convenient for you.  Registration is FREE. Simple call or email the registration form (found on our website) to the contact person for the workshop you would like to attend.

VASFAA’s workshops are taught by financial aid professionals and provide the most recent information about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); how awards are processed;federal,state and institutional aid programs;and how to address special circumstances.

Please visit our website at  www.vasfaa.org for more information or to join our association.  We welcome your energy,participation and feedback.

I look forward to working with you as we educate our students and their families.

 

Sincerely,

Tarik Boyd

VASFAAPresident2014-2015

 

 

WORKSHOP DATES & LOCATIONS

November 5,2014

LongwoodUniversity,Farmville

Contact:BettieBass

Phone:434-395-2214Fax:434-395-2829

E-Mail:bassbg@longwood.edu

Location: Longwood Campus,Farmville

Campus Dining Hall, Dorrill Lewis Room

Time:9:30am–12:30pm

 

November18,2014

Shenandoah University,Winchester

Contact:NancyBragg

Phone:540-665-4621Fax:540-665-4939

E-Mail:nbragg@su.edu

Location:Wilkins Hall

Time:9:00am– 2:00pm

 

 

December  9,2014

The College of William and Mary-Williamsburg

Contact:Pam Rambo

Phone: 757-903-6511

Email: Pamela.rambo@cox.net

Location: Blow Hall Lobby Conference Room

Time: 9:30 am-Noon

 

December 9, 2014          

Hollins University,Roanoke

Contact:Mary Jean Sullivan

Phone:540-362-6332  RSVP by12/2/14

Contact: SFA@hollins.edu

Location: Main Bldg. Green Drawing Rm.

Time:9:30 am-12:30pm

 

January 16, 2014

Virginia Wesleyan College-Norfolk

Contact: Teresa Rhyne

Phone: 757-455-5733

Email: trhyne@vwc.edu

Location: Boyd Dining Center

Time:9:00 am-Noon

 

The Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, VASFAA, began offering annual financial aid education programs for school counselors in the 1980’s. The purpose of the workshops has been to provide an annual update for school counselors on changing financial aid regulations

The workshops are organized by the VASFAA School and Community Relations Committee and are offered at no charge to counselors by volunteer sponsoring colleges and organizations.

Workshops cover the following topics and more:

  • Regulatory Changes for 2015 on Eligibility
  • The relationship between college admission, enrollment, major and financial aid eligibility
  • Changes to the electronic FAFSA form
  • How colleges calculate and award financial aid.
  • Grants and Scholarships students will see in 2015
  • Student Loan Program Update
  • Loan Forgiveness Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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