VASFAA is about community.  Please join us as we “Rise to the Challenge”!  We are an inclusive and diverse membership that includes students and families, our financial aid colleagues and vendor partners from across this great state.  As members of VASFAA what makes us stand out is our commitment to each other and our ability to persevere even during challenging times.  We are committed to excellence and we are dedicated to increasing our knowledge so that we can better leaders and better community members.  Please join us to take advantage of some of the following awesome member benefits that we provide:

  • Networking opportunities connect with colleagues and friends to keep abreast of any updates
  • The most up-to-date information on federal and state changes distributed via the listserv and posted to the VASFAA website
  • Directors Summit in the fall for all Financial Aid Directors.  You will gain a wealth of knowledge!
  • Regulatory training and webinars anytime throughout the year
  • Annual Spring Conference a 4-day event that invites experts from the U.S. Department of Education, SCHEV, and the financial aid community to share knowledge and best practices.  We will see you either in person or virtually.
  • Access to extensive resources including FSA trainers, government relations, newsletters, etc.
  • Professional Development
  • Volunteer opportunities and leadership positions
  • Fall Non-Conference Training workshops we are going virtual for Fall 2020 (see dates below)
    • Friday, October 9th, 10am-12 pm
        • State Update with Lee Andes
        • The Learning and Communication Styles of Generation Z
    •  Friday, October 16th, 1pm-3pm
        •  Still Finalizing
    •  Friday, October 23rd, 10am-12pm
        •    Virtual Services/Customer Service in the Pandemic Panel
        •    Verification 2021-22

This is just a brief list of membership benefits that we offer.  Not to mention the relationships that we are building along the way.  We discuss topics such as “How to Manage Employees Remotely”, “SCHEV Reporting” and “FISAP”.  There is no topic that’s off limits!  Additionally, there is no limit to what we can do together!

Additionally, we will have some upcoming trainings with Robert Weinerman from Iron Bridge Resources:

  • Tuesday, November 10th at 10am
  • Tuesday, December 8th, at 10 am
  • Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 at 10am

Become a member or renew today!!  We would love to have you!  Additionally, please share this awesome opportunity to someone who could benefit from all that VASFAA has to offer.  You may join or renew now by clicking here.

Best wishes

Lisa Johnson

2020-2021 VASFAA Membership Chair

Sherika Charity

VASFAA President, 2020-2021


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