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48th NYSFAAA Annual Conference
48th Annual NYSFAAA Conference
Turning Stone Casino and Resort
October 18 - 20, 2016
Verona, NY

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Training

SAVE THE DATE!!!!

Novice Training Program
June 5- June 9, 2016
Mount Saint Mary College
Newburgh, NY

-- Novice Training for NEW YORK RESIDENTS --
-- Novice Training for Out of State Residents ONLY --

The New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association, Inc. will hold its 46th annual Novice Training Workshop from Sunday, June 5- Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Mount Saint Mary College.

This workshop has been primarily designed for financial aid personnel with less than one year of experience. We encourage admissions and enrollment management personnel, as well as others who would like to gain a complete, comprehensive understanding of financial aid administration to enroll.

The program provides five days of intensive training on the administration of financial aid. Training is structured in formal, large group presentations and informal small discussion groups. This gives participants a detailed overview of each topic, followed by the opportunity to discuss special points of interest and to apply their new knowledge through the use of case studies. All participants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity for professional growth through group and individual interaction. The training begins on Sunday at 12:00pm and ends on Thursday at 2:30pm. Full-time participation in the Workshop is required of all attendees.

A certificate will be awarded on the final day of the workshop, acknowledging active and successful participation in the program. This participation includes attendance and written/oral interaction within each session (formal and informal groups). A written test will be administered and the results will be used in conjunction with staff critique to determine each participant’s evaluation.

Mount Saint Mary College
Mount Saint Mary is in Newburgh in Orange County, New York, on a beautiful campus that overlooks the western banks of the Hudson River. It's less than a mile from the intersection of the New York State Thruway and Interstate 84, and just a few blocks from the entrance to the Newburgh side of the Beacon-Newburgh Bridge. It is also easily accessible by plane, with Stewart Airport just minutes from campus.

Registration and Fees

Registration will open on Monday, March 28th

The cost of the Workshop is $625, which includes NYSFAAA membership for the 2016-17 year. Vouchers will not be accepted. You must have registered and paid in full by Friday, May 20, 2016. There will be no refunds after that date. Contact Theresa Weimer at 718-390-3183 or Ajana Wilkinson at 718-368-6805 with any additional questions.

Housing and Meals
The conference fee includes three meals daily, coffee, tea, iced tea breaks and social hours. Please inform us of any special dietary needs. Participants will live in private dormitory rooms with linen and towel service provided. Informal attire is appropriate for the workshop.

Transportation

By Car:

Directions from points north:
Take the New York State Thruway (I-87S). Follow the Thruway to Exit 17-Newburgh. Take I-84E to Exit 10. At the bottom of the ramp, take a right onto 9W South. At the first traffic light, take a left onto North Plank Road. (You’ll see a Sunoco gas station at this intersection.) Stay on North Plank Road for 1/4 mile and turn right at the first traffic light onto Powell Avenue. The College is about 1/4 mile further on your left.

Directions from Long Island:
From the Whitestone Bridge, continue on to the Hutchinson River Parkway. Take a slight left onto 1-684 North (follow signs for Brewster). Take Exit 9W to merge onto 1-84 West, toward Newburgh. Take I-84W to the second exit after the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge (Exit 10S). At the bottom of the ramp, make a right onto Route 32, and then another right at the first traffic light onto 9W South. At the second traffic light, take a left onto North Plank Road. (You’ll see a Sunoco gas station at this intersection.) Stay on North Plank Road for 1/4 mile, and turn right at the first traffic light onto Powell Avenue. The College is about 1/4 mile further on your left.

Directions from points west:
Take I-84E to Exit 10. At the bottom of the ramp, take a right onto 9W South. At the first traffic light, take a left onto North Plank Road. (You’ll see a Sunoco gas station at this intersection.) Stay on North Plank Road 1/4 mile and turn right at the first traffic light onto Powell Avenue. The College is about 1/4 mile further on your left.

Metro-North Railroad Station
1 Ferry Plaza and Beekman Street (off Route 9D), Beacon, NY 12508
845-565-7900

Please select one of the trains listed below:

**To reserve transportation from the Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station (POU) to Mt. St. Mary College, please email Ajana Wilkinson @: ajana.wilkinson@kbcc.cuny.edu with your name and train information.**

PLEASE NOTE: Transportation will be provided from the Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station (POU) to Mt. St. Mary College.

Buffalo
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Amtrak: 64 Maple Leaf Departs: Buffalo-Exchange St., NY (BFX) @ 1:05 PM
Arrives: Poughkeepsie, NY (POU) @ 8:15 PM
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Amtrak: 283 Empire Service Departs: Poughkeepsie, NY (POU) @ 2:45 PM
Arrives: Buffalo-Exchange St., NY (BFX) 9:23 PM

OR

Rochester
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Amtrak: 64 Maple Leaf Departs: Rochester, NY (ROC) @ 2:13 PM
Arrives: Poughkeepsie, NY (POU) @ 8:15 PM
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Amtrak: 283 Empire Service Departs: Poughkeepsie, NY (POU) @ 2:45 PM
Arrives: Rochester, NY (ROC) @ 7:58 PM

Survival Techniques
Bring a note pad, pens, pencils and a calculator with you. All other materials will be provided at the time of registration, including the infamous NYSFAAA Training Manual.

Previous novice attendees suggest you bring sneakers, an umbrella, an extra towel or two, an extra blanket and your favorite pillow, flip flops, and an alarm clock.



Webinars:
NOTE: To register for webinars, you MUST be a current member with an ending membership date of 11/15/2016. You can complete and pay for the membership application prior to registering by Clicking Here. Or, you will be taken to the membership application during the webinar registration process.

You will not be able to complete this registration until your membership is paid.


PPY- Early FAFSA Workshop
The latest from the Department and MUCH MORE

Webinar - Thu, May 12, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EDT

This webinar is not a webinar it is a WORKSHOP for YOUR ENTIRE COLLEGE.

Early FAFSA will change everything. We recommend you participate with: Of Course Financial Aid; Admissions/HS, Recruitment/Enrollment Managers; Your Marketing Team; Upper Management (Tuition decision makers), Etc

Here is the ESTIMATED (timing) agenda of a BIG WORKSHOP AFTERNOON

  • 1:00-1:30 Department or Education to discuss FAFSA and the Department of Education Communication Strategy (Presenters: Misty Parkinson and Wendy Bhagat)

  • 1:30-1:45 - Question and Answer

  • 1:45-2:30 Noel Levitz and Cegment to discuss enrollment process and institutional impact
    (Presenters: Wes Butterfield and David Childress)

  • 2:30 -2:40 10 -minute break

  • 2:40- 2:55 Institutional Impact Question and Answer

  • 2:55 -3:05 Vendor discussions: Ellucian (Datatel/Banner) and Peoplesoft
    (Presenters: Michelle Taylor and Ian Lasics)

  • 3:05 -3:20 HESC to discuss how this will impact TAP and other state aid programs
    (Presenter: Lisa Simpson)

  • 3:20-3:50 Round Table Discussion - What are Schools Planning?

    At the Table:
    Priscilla Armsby
    - Assistant Director of Financial aid, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Chris Barto
    - VP for Student Finance/Chief Compliance Officer, Lab Institute of Merchandising

    Debra Bouabidi
    - Director of Financial Aid, SUNY Rockland Community College

    Thomas J. Dalton
    - Vice President of Enrollment Management, Excelsior College

    Ian Mortimer
    - Vice President for Enrollment Management, Nazareth College
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    Daniel Tramuta
    - Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services, SUNY Fredonia


  • 3:50-4:15 Question and Answer

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Registration/Refund Policy

POLICY: Under certain circumstances, established by Council, the registration fee is refundable.
PROCEDURES:
1. The refund policy must be stated on the registration form.
2. The policy is that normally refunds are granted if requested in writing and the request is received at least two weeks before the first day of the event.
3. Under extenuating circumstances, such as illness, the two-week deadline may be waived. Such refunds may be authorized either by the Committee Chair or by the Treasurer. They may request whatever documentation they deem appropriate on a document. It is important that these officials consult, however, so there is consistent treatment of members each year and so that one does not approve a member who might be rejected by another officer.
4. Other members of the Council are not authorized to approve refunds.
APPROVED: July 1993; April 1998




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