It is hard to believe we are approaching mid-term of the Fall Semester 2012! I am sure everyone is very busy with the disbursements of 30 day delay student loans and at the same time making plans for financial aid nights for the 2013/14 academic year.
Please join me in welcoming the following new financial aid directors to WyASFAA: Amanda Steinmetz, Sheridan College; Shaman Quinn, Northwest College; Javier Flores, Western Wyoming Community College; Jennifer Almli, Laramie County Community College, and Joanna McCormick, University of Wyoming.
We are looking forward to a busy year as we make plans to host RMASFAA 2013. Our conference committee will be using a railroad related theme, “Keeping on Track”, Little America, Cheyenne, WY.
WyASFAA will hold its annual High School Counselor Workshop on November 2nd. We will be presenting sessions on FAFSA updates, Independent versus Dependent, IRS Data Retrieval Tool/Verification Process, College Access Challenge Grant, Gear Up Scholarships, Current Scholarship Trends, Hathaway Scholarships. The last hour will be dedicated to the high school counselors to have a roundtable discussion.
The WyASFAA 2012 Spring Conference was held on April 24 and 25 at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Deb Tarpley, from the Department of Education Regional Office in Denver provided the federal update and a hot topics training session on R2T4, verification and SAP. We will also had training sessions provided by Sallie Mae, Align and our Hathaway expert Lizzy Hede from Casper College. Kelly Svenkesen handed over the reins to the new President and there was a ceremony where she was also honored by her board. The next conference is scheduled for April 29 & 30th at Little America in Cheyenne where we hope to have a small run-thru before RMASFAA 2013 .
Have a Great Year!
Eastern Wyoming College