Friday October 2 10am - Noon

Whether you’re a first-timer or an old pro, this hands-on webinar will prepare you to help students and parents navigate the 2021-2022 FAFSA and TAP online applications.

This training is OPEN to financial aid professionals, college access advisors, school counselors, and others who assist college-bound students with the financial aid application process. THAT MEANS YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A NYSFAAA MEMBER TO ATTEND.

The line-by-line FAFSA training will be conducted using the U.S. Department of Education’s FAFSA demo site for the 2021-2022 FAFSA, followed by a PowerPoint presentation of the TAP application process.

The webinar is free and will be recorded.
NYSFAAA membership is not required for this training.

However, we suggest that you visit our training and training archives pages on our website to see what a NYSFAAA membership can offer - in training alone.


LaSonya Griggs 
Associate Dean of Enrollment Management 
Tompkins Cortland Community College


Michael S.J. Turner
Client Relations Manager 
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

Presenters: Thompson Coburn LLP Aaron Lacey, Higher Education Attorney
Scott Goldschmidt, Washington DC Counsel


Coping and Mental Health during COVID-19  

Dr. Jennifer M. Knack

Protecting Student Privacy in Virtual and Remote Work Environment 

 LaSonya Griggs, Associate Dean of Enrollment Management

Tompkins Cortland Community College




Elena Lubimtsev,  Edamerica’s, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Government Relations 

Tom Dalton, Edamerica’s,eDirector of Sales and Marketing, Northeast




Friday May 22, 2020 10am-12pm
Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds: CARES Act Panel Discussion
Three Higher Education Professionals, from different sectors, will discuss and share information on how their institutions are dealing with the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF). From application all the way to make disbursements.
Kerry Lubold, Associate Director of Financial Aid SUNY Plattsburgh
Daniel Sharon, Assistant Vice President of Student Financial Services Monroe College
Maria DeInnocentiis, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management Marymount Manhattan College

Robert D. Gilmore, Director of Financial Aid and Veteran’s Affairs Manhattanville College 

Howard Leslie will moderate the panel


Click here for webinar 



Adjusting To Our New Normal: A How-To on Staying Sane, Healthy and Productive When Working from Home



Can you believe that most of us have been in a virtual environment for almost 8 weeks? The global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has created significant challenges and stress for all of us. Embracing change and adaptability has become essential. Tune into this webinar to hear thoughts on:


·  Change during crises, and how it disrupts our ability to process information 

·  Understanding the toll anxiety and stress take 

·  Adapting to change and being flexible enough to continue to develop and adapt 

·  How to transition through change


Through this session, we'll lean into the vulnerability and remind ourselves that our adrenaline cannot fuel us through a crisis that lasts for six weeks, or longer. Our goal is to have you walk away with a road map to better understand how you're feeling, find your footing, and learn how-tos on settling into a new normal. 


Tayler Kreutter, Executive Director of Student Financial Services 

Roberts Wesleyan College 



Please join us for a complimentary online webinar to discuss managing the process of changing your semester dates. This webinar will give specifics on the time-intensive process in:

Ellucian Colleague
Ellucian Banner

People with other software platforms can have specific questions addressed during QA or offline.

Our goal is to jumpstart your process by providing the information you need to handle these changes on campus. We will cover the operational steps, things to consider, and potential pitfalls to avoid.



Kelly has 15+ years of experience in higher education. She started her career at Northwood University where she provided support for Colleague, WebAdvisor, Helpdesk, and the Microsoft suite. She has also worked with the Recruiter CRM since its infancy. From implementing, configuring, training and supporting, Kelly has experience in all facets of the CRM product. With her time at Ferrilli she has experience in supporting every module of Colleague, provided training for functional and technical users, developed solutions to automate and enhance manual processes, led assessment teams and now oversees the entire Colleague and CRM practice as Executive Vice President.

Five pandemic issues higher ed should be talking about right now but aren’t - Planning on re-opening?

TUESDAY August 18th





The COVID-19 pandemic hit US higher education this spring like a massive earthquake. The uncertainty and upheaval it created now threatens an entire new academic year as millions of uncertain students consider their options and institutions struggle with the uncertainty of where the funding will come from to continue providing high-quality education and administrative services.

Press attention has largely focused on students opting to take gap years and federal stimulus funding to help colleges weather the storm. Other challenges, and even possible solutions, have gotten lost in the fray as a result. Are students who defer more/less likely to finish? What will borrowing look like when millions of traditional students remain with their families instead of away at school? Where can technology help relieve stress on institutional budgets? What federal or state policy solutions need emphasizing and re-thinking?

In this webinar, we are pleased to have Carlo Salerno, Vice President of Research at CampusLogic and Mark McGinnis, Sr. Solutions Architect at Campuslogic who will unpack some of these looming issues and opportunities. Using both federal data and findings from several recently completed national surveys, their goal is to provide membership with a wider perspective that can inform institutional thinking and give schools a different perspective on the tools and opportunities at their disposal as they head into the new academic year.