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2023 MSFAA Annual Conference

  • Sunday, May 21, 2023
  • 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Crystal Mountain, 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive Thompsonville, MI 49683


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • MSFAA SPECIAL! Conference +Credential (Sunday)

    Take your career to the next level with NASFAA Professional Credentials. This exciting program provides a nationally-recognized standard in financial aid training and allows you to earn recognition for your mastery of content.

    Return of Title IV Funds Credential

    Lunch Meal & Materials provided for Credential on Sunday.


2023 MSFAA Annual Conference

Reflecting on the Past, Celebrating the Present, Shaping our future together.

Please join us at our annual training conference as we celebrate MSFAA's 55th Anniversary!  Agenda, speakers, and more details to be announced soon.

Reserving Lodging at Crystal  Mountain:

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Tentative Agenda

Sunday, May 21st

 Session Type  Time  Presenter  Session Name
 NASFAA Credential  12:30-3pm  Kemmoree Duncombe  R2T4
 Welcome Session  4:30-5:45p  Dinah Schaller  Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Self Care and Well being: The Importance, the need and the use for Staff and Students
 Reception  6-8pm  MSFAA Association  Welcome Event

Monday, May 22nd

 Session Type  Time   Presenter  Session Name
 Breakfast  8-8:55a    
 General Session  9-10:30a  Shariem Saterfield Financial Aid: How to Make Dreams Come True in Tough Times 
 Interest Session  10:45-11:55a  Stephanie Trapp, Nicole Boelk and Joe Cassar  So you want to go to the next level?
 Interest Session  10:45-11:55a  Lajanis Allen and David Deboer  IPEDS: Why is it so important?
 Interest Session  10:45-11:55a Shariem Saterfield  Q & A with Shariem
 Interest Session  10:45-11:55a  TBD  Advocacy
 Interest Session  10:45-11:55a  TBD  Business Solution
 Lunch  12-1:15p    Business Meeting & Awards
 Interest Session  1:15-2:25p Stephanie Trapp and Friends  Program Participation Agreement (PPA)
 Interest Session  1:15-2:25p  Dinah Schaller  Working with Marginalized Students: Digging Deeper into Trauma and Neuroscience
 Interest Session  1:15-2:25p  Kemmorree Duncombe  R2T4
 Interest Session  1:15-2:25p  Leadership Group 1  Leading effectively during a stressful time in Financial Aid
 Interest Session  1:15-2:25p  TBD  Business Solution
 Interest Session  2:50-4p  Andy Spohn, Jill Nutt and Lisa Davis  Prisoners and Pell
 Interest Session  2:50-4p  LaJanis Allen and Linda Berlin  Consumer Information
 Interest Session  2:50-4p  Ruth Carlson and Guest  Verification
 Interest Session  2:50-4p  Craig Slaughter
  CFAA Certification
 Interest Session  2:50-4p  TBD  Business Solution
 Sector Meetings  4:10-5pm    
 Dinner  6pm  Dinner on your Own  

Tuesday, May 23rd

 Session Type  Time   Presenter  Session Name
 Breakfast  8-9a    
 General Session  9:10-10:10a  Helen Faith  NASFAA Update
 Interest Session  10:30-11:40a  Erin Annis, Kara Korf and Amanda Cantu  Veteran Affairs
 Interest Session  10:30-11:40a  Shashanta James  Succession Planning
 Interest Session  10:30-11:40a  Helen Faith
 Balancing Compliance and Relationships on Campus
 Interest Session  10:30-11:40a  TBD  Business Solution
 Interest Session  10:30-11:40a  Linda Berlin
 Institutional Scholarships
 Lunch  11:40-12p  Craig Slaughter
 MASFAA Update and MSFAA Book Club
 General Session 1-2p   Steven Foster and Guests   Reflecting on the Past and Shaping the Future
 Interest Session  2:30-3:40p  Steven Foster  Emotional Intelligence
 Interest Session  2:30-3:40p  Andrew Zerkel, Kemmoree Duncombe, Shashanta James and LaJanis Allen  How Financial Aid Offices Can Better Serve Our Students of Color
 Interest Session  2:30-3:40p  Ryan Fewins-Bliss  TBD
 Interest Session
 2:30-3:40p  Leadership Group 2
 Adaptability and Resiliance Leadership and how to increase positivity
 Interest Session  3:50-5p  David Deboer and Candance Henry-Schroder  FAFSA Simplification and SAI Tool Box
 Interest Session  3:50-5p  State of Michigan  New State Programs
 Interest Session  3:50-5p  Allyson VanConant and Katie Malone  Verification
 Interest Session
 3:50-5p  TBD   NCAA, MCJAA and athletic scholarships
 Dinner & Entertainment  6-10:30p  TBD  Semi Formal Dress Attire

Wednesday, May 24th

 Session Type  Time   Presenter  Session Name
 Coffee  8:30-9:15a    
 General Session  9:30-10:30a  Ryan Fewins-Bliss
 MCAN (Michigan College Access Network)
 General Session  10:30-11:40a  State of Michigan  State Update
 Closing Remarks  11:45-12:30p  Steven Foster  Passing the Gavel


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