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Novice Training Program
May 30- June 4, 2015
Dobbs Ferry, NY
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The New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association, Inc. will hold its 45th annual Novice Training Workshop from Saturday, May 30- Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Mercy 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 six 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 Saturday at 3:00pm and ends on Thursday at 2:00pm. 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.
The main campus of Mercy College is located in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., 25 miles north of New York City. The campus sits on 66 acres overlooking the Hudson River. Mercy College is located near the Tappan Zee Bridge and is easily accessible via the Metro North train station on campus as well as nearby airports.
Registration and Fees
Registration will open on Monday, March 30th
The cost of the Workshop is $600, which includes NYSFAAA membership for the 2015-16 year. Vouchers will not be accepted. You must have registered and paid in full by Friday, May 15, 2015. There will be no refunds after that date. Contact Lisa Simpson at (518) 473-0842 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.
Directions from Albany
Take the NYS Thruway (I-90) South and go over the Tappan Zee Bridge. Exit immediately after toll (exit 9). Turn left at end of ramp onto Broadway (Rt. 9). Continue 4 miles on entrance on right.
Directions from the West: (Buffalo)
Take the NYS Thruway (I-90) East to Exit 39 toward I-690 E. Take Interstate I-81South. Take a slight left onto I-86E and continue onto NY-17E. Follow signs to 87S and merge on 87S. Go over the Tappan Zee Bridge. Exit immediately after toll (exit 9). Turn left at end of ramp onto Broadway (Rt. 9). Continue 4 miles on entrance on right.
Directions from Lower Westchester County & New York City
Take Saw Mill River Parkway (North) to the Dobbs Ferry Exit. Turn left onto Ashford Avenue. Turn right onto Broadway (Rt. 9), continue 1/2 mile to entrance on left.
Flight information will be available shortly.
Bring a note pad, pens and pencils 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, a fan, flip flops, and an alarm clock.
Non-NYSFAAA Training Activities
- Department of Education
- HESC – Visit the HESC Web Site for all NYSHESC sponsored training.
- SUNYFAP – State University of New York Financial Aid Professions
POLICY: Under certain circumstances, established by Council, the registration fee is refundable.
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