Support Staff Workshop - July 14, 2021

9:00am to 11 am

Training

9:00-10:00am – SNAP Benefits – Alisha Cederberg, Director of Financial Aid at Kalamazoo Community College

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 temporarily expanded student eligibility for SNAP benefits to new groups from January 16, 2021 through the end of the public health emergency due to COVID. These new, temporary change to student eligibility means that certain students who were not eligible for SNAP before may now be eligible. This session will focus on those changes, and how it will impact us as and our students.
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4498445533055635726


10:00-11:00am – Futures for Frontliners and Michigan Reconnect –
Ava Attari, Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Nancy Vaughn and Steve Do, Michigan Department of Treasury

This session will focus on two new Michigan last dollar-in programs geared towards providing students with money to pay for tuition and fees at local community colleges in the state.

Futures for Frontliners is a scholarship program for Michigan residents without college degrees who worked in essential industries during the state COVID-19 shutdown in spring 2020 (April 1 – June 30). This scholarship provides frontline workers with tuition-free access to local community college to pursue an associate degree or a skills certificate.

Michigan Reconnect is a scholarship program for eligible adults over 25 years old, who have not already obtained a college degree, who want to pursue an associate degree or skills certificate at a Michigan community college or training school.
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5886274398402022158



Greetings MSFAA Members!

It is my pleasure to serve as the President of MSFAA for the 21-22 year. Our members work tirelessly to help students achieve their educational goals by providing financial assistance to go to college. MSFAA exists because of the good work of financial aid professionals that provide important technical training and advice to colleges, policy-makers and one another.

We are living in an unprecedented time around the world. Our member’s care, creativity and knowledge will serve to assist the thousands of current and future college students to know their financial aid related options when enrolling in college. MSFAA is looking at the ways we’ve done business in the past and how we can honor and celebrate those traditions as well as provide high-quality, timely information and training to our members in a low-cost and socially-distanced atmosphere.

The MSFAA Executive Council is here to continue the good work of the organization and would love to hear from you. If you have an idea or a need for training please contact me or any member of the Executive Council to share. We would love to have you involved! If you are interested, let us know by connecting with the Chairs of the Committees you are interested in joining. See the link below for more information.

Wishing you all good health! Take care of yourself and those around you!

Kristi Welling

21-22 MSFAA President


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