2024 MSFAA Annual Conference

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2024 MSFAA Annual Conference

MSFAA President Welcome Note

Welcome to MSFAA! My name is Louie Krause and I am honored to serve as MSFAA’s 2023-24 President. If you are looking for a financial aid community that is student-centered, professional development-focused, and community-minded, you have found the right place. We invite you to join us through membership.

Our theme this year is “MSFAA: Choose Your Wheel.”  Using the Wellness Wheel as a springboard, MSFAA this year will not only create opportunities for you to learn and grow in your profession (think occupational, intellectual, and financial) , but also provide ways to support the other areas of the wheel like physical, spiritual, emotional, and social.  MSFAA knows that in order for our students to achieve their academic goals, our offices need to be supported and MSFAA is one of those supports. 

As we embark on this new post-COVID-19 normal please know that you are not alone. You have colleagues across the state who are going through similar challenges. Use the benefit of membership to reach out to colleagues with your questions or to MSFAA with suggestions. Remember we are in this together.

We cannot do the great work of our association without volunteers. The MSFAA Board and I invite you to join us. There are many ways that you can get involved and at a commitment level that works for you. If you are interested reach out to me or a member of the MSFAA Board. You will not regret it and you will make lifetime friends.

Louie Krause


Upcoming events

    • Sunday, May 19, 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Wednesday, May 22, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton 187 Monroe NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503, US
    Registration is closed

    2024 Annual MSFAA Exhibitor Form

     Choose a Sponsorship:                                                     

     Sponsor(s) - Premier Level (Limited)

    • Moderate General Session (2 minutes to promote company)
    • Present a Business Solution/Development Session
    • Ability to Select Exhibit Booth Space
    • One (1) Complimentary Conference Registration & Membership ($370 value)
    • Head-shot & Company Logo featured as Premier Sponsor on screen throughout Conference
    • Full-Page Ad in Conference Program Booklet
    • Company Logo featured on MSFAA Website as Premier Sponsor
    • :60 of Fame preceding General Session
    • Conference Registration List prior to conference
    • FEE = $1,750
    Sponsor(s) - Conference Level
    • Exhibit Space (assigned randomly)
    • Moderate an Interest Session (1 minute to promote company)
    • One (1) Complimentary Conference Registration ($300 value)
    • Head-shot & Company Logo featured on screen throughout Conference
    • :60 of Fame preceding a General Session
    • Company Logo featured on MSFAA Website
    • Half-Page Ad in Conference Program Booklet
    • Conference Registration List prior to conference
    • FEE = $1,200

    Membership Fee: $70

    If you have not yet joined or need to renew your membership, you can do so with this form. When completing a renewal, please check on www.msfaa.org to update any information that may have changed. All exhibitors must be MSFAA members.


    Deadline to register: April 5, 2024

    Reserving Lodging at Amway Grand Plaza

    Book Online Here The group number and the dates of the event will automatically populate. The arrival and departure dates may be altered as needed.

    • Sunday, May 19, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday, May 22, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton 187 Monroe NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    MSFAA Annual Training

    • Theme: Create Your Wheel
    • Download Tentative Agenda
    • Sunday 12:30-3:30 NASFAA Credential: Consumer Information (additional cost)
    • We will once again offer our Bursars/Registrar/Admission track on Monday, May 20th. Topics such as: 2425 FAFSA Changes, SAP/R2T4/CPOS Regulations, Gainful Employment.  A lot of great topics that impact Financial Aid and our Bursar/Registrar friends on campus. Please be sure to pass this opportunity along to those colleagues so they can register for the conference as well.
    • Room reservations for the Amway Grand Plaza  available at regular price pending availability.

    • Block Room reservations for the Hyatt Place Grand Rapids begin at $149 per night and can be made here. This hotel is a block away from the conference location. Be sure to edit the dates to exact dates of stay prior to selecting "check availability." Deadline to reserve your room is Friday, April 26th at the block rate.
    • Registration fee refund requests must be submitted to the Treasurer in writing at least 15 calendar days prior to the start of the activity for a 50% refund. Exceptions for extenuating circumstances may be granted upon approval of the Finance Committee.
    •  Fostering Futures Silent AuctionFor the past years, MSFAA has sponsored the Fostering Futures Scholarship program where we have raised nearly $50,000 to make foster youth dreams come true. This State of Michigan scholarship program provides financial assistance for tuition and fees, books and supplies, & room and board to foster care students. Many of these recipients are first generation college students who could not achieve their dream of a higher education without our generosity and support. During this new year, let’s continue to make “Dreams Come True” by donating items to the Fostering Futures Silent Auction. Don't forget your baskets!   

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