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    • 18 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 19 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Virtual Zoom Event
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    NASFAA Verification Credential Training

    MAFAA is offering an opportunity to earn a NASFAA Credential in Verification at no additional charge for MAFAA members!  The review will take place via zoom.  You will have two attempts to successfully complete the test.  You will have 40 days from the review date to take the test.

    Training materials are for 2023-2024 academic year. What this means per NASFAA: 
    The test will include five additional multiple-choice questions centered around a new scenario, which will not affect your score, and you will have an extra 30 minutes to complete the entire test. NASFAA also recommends reviewing the following resources: 

    Per NASFAA: Given the new questions are not scored, and the underlying concepts of verification have not changed substantially, participants should be fine without the new 2024-2025 Self-Study Guide.

    Lori Auxier, Director of Outreach at ECMC will be presenting the credentials material.  An email will be sent out to all participants with the training materials needed to follow along.

    Date: March 18th & 19th

    Time: 9 AM - 12 PM 
    *15 minute break will be provided for both sessions

    March 18th, 2024
    9 AM - 12 PM
    Lesson 1: Introduction to Verification

    March 19th, 2024
    9 AM - 12 PM
    Lesson 2 - Changing Application Data
    Lesson 3 - Disbursements, Timeframes, and Policies & Procedures
    Questions & Wrap Up

    Please include your NASFAA Individual ID when registering, so we can add the test to your NASFAA account. You will not be able to take the test if we do not have this information. 
    Click on myNASFAA > Show Dashboard > Individual ID 

    Zoom Link will be emailed to registrants. 

    Professional Development Committee: Nichole Andersen, Bao Vue, Jennifer Williams, Olivia Hodge, Jenny Truebenbach, and Monica Ehalt

    • 8 May 2024
    • 10 May 2024
    • Madden’s on Gull Lake | 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula | Brainerd MN 56401
    Registration is closed


    The MAFAA 2024 Spring Conference will be held May 8-10 at Maddens on Gull Lake. Registration is now open!

    The conference planning committee is working on a very exciting lineup of sessions and speakers this year. Check out the agenda!

    Please click here to book your Madden's lodging and meal package online (select "pay by check" for PDF form) or call the reservation desk at (800)-642-5363 and let them know that you are booking for the Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators 2024 Conference.

    Pre-Conference Credential: This year we will be offering a pre-conference session on Wednesday, May 8th from 8:00am-12:00pm. Training for the NASFAA Credential: Professional Judgement is included in your conference registration fee, but you must indicate your attendance on your registration form. You will then have access to the credential test after the training. 

    If you plan on arriving Tuesday, May 7th: You must book either over the phone or with the paper registration form.

    Important:  Conference registration alone does NOT include lodging and the meal package at Madden's on Gull Lake.

    Please reach out to molly.flesher-sanderson@stthomas.edu with any questions. 

Past Event Resources

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