President's Welcome

Dust off your cassettes. Tease up your hair. It’s a Totally 80’s party. Be there or be square!

The KASFAA Program Committee invites you to attend the Fall 2018 conference, “KASFAA Rocks, Totally 80's” October 10-12 at the Cincinnati Hilton Airport, Florence KY. The Program Committee has worked hard to bring you informative, useful, and interesting sessions, and we hope you’ll join us for a few days of networking, training, professional development, and of course fun!

We are excited to welcome back the one and only Dave Bartnicki! Dave, our Federal Department of Education trainer, will be with us for the entire conference! We will also welcome SASFAA President, Bryan Erslan!

Don't miss our pre-conference and post-conference activities. The New Aid Workshop will be offered on Wednesday morning, which is an opportunity for our new aid administrators to get a chance for an intensive introduction to the financial aid profession. NASFAA U sessions will once again be offered as well. On Wednesday, we will offer four NASFAA U courses- Consumer Information, R2T4, Verification and Student Eligibility. On Friday, we will offer two NASFAA U courses- Pell/IASG and Packaging.

We are excited to Partner with Redwood as our conference charity this year. Redwood serves children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential. We share many of the same values and our missions are closely aligned. We will have a silent auction open from Wednesday until the close of prom on Thursday night. We will also have a raffle throughout the conference. Please help us raise money in support of this wonderful non-profit organization!

Before heading out on your own for dinner Wednesday night, stop by the President’s reception and grab an appetizer while you catch up with old friends or make new friends. Be sure to stop by our Vendor tables and thank them for always supporting KASFAA!

What would an 80’s themed conference be without a prom? If you’ve been looking for a reason to tease that hair again or pull out those delightful 80’s clothes, here is your chance. We will have a contest for best dressed, so don’t be shy! We will even have a photo booth! All of your favorite 80’s hits will be featured. It is sure to be a great time!

Conference registration is now open! The hotel group rate is only $112.00 per night plus tax, but you must make your reservations by September 18th. Reserve your room now!

KASFAA will offer a one-day conference rate. You are welcome to choose the day you wish to attend, and pay only $60 (plus membership dues, if not already paid) to attend all functions and sessions that day. We hope this will make it possible for more members to participate in our conference.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Don’t Stop Believing!

April Tretter
KASFAA President

Mark Messingschlager
Fall Conference Chair