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Professional Development Committee

This committee is responsible for assessing the education and training needs of the Association. This committee will attempt to provide training opportunities and professional assistance through sponsorship of training workshops and conference interest sessions to Association members and other interested parties such as high school counselors and agency personnel. This committee will perform the duties and responsibilities as outlined in the established committee description.

2023-24 COMMITTEE Members

Nichole Andersen, Chair
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Bao Vue, Co-Chair
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Jenny Truebenbach
College of St. Scholastica 

Monica Ehalt
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Jennifer Williams
South Central College - Faribault

Olivia Hodge
Metropolitan State University 

What are we up to?

We plan to offer exciting training opportunities for our colleagues which will include FA 101, FA for Non-Financial Aid Professionals, NASFAA Credentials, and Hot Topics. We plan to incorporate some new and fun materials this year. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in person.

Upcoming Events

FA 101 (South Central College; Faribault, MN): October 17th 2023

FA 102 (Virtual): November 16th 2023

FAFSA Simplification (Virtual): December 5th 2023

FA for Other Professionals (Dakota County Technical College): January 25th 2024

NASFAA Credential: Verification: March 18th & 19th 2024 

NASFAA Credential: Professional Judgement (Madden's): May 8th 2024                           


Student Aid Webinars

FSA Outreach - YouTube

2024–25 FAFSA Demonstration Live Webinar August 17, 2023 - FSA Website
2024-2025 FAFSA Demonstration Live Webinar - YouTube
24-25 FAFSA Preview Presentation.pdf   

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Join today!

If our committee sounds interesting to you, we would love to have you join us for the 2023-2024 year! Please contact Nichole Andersen at nandersen@mafaa.org or Bao Vue at bvue@mafaa.org with any questions you may have.

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