2016 NASFAA National Conference

Friday, July 8, 2016

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Saturday, July 9, 2016

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Sunday, July 10, 2016

7:00 AM-10:00 AM

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

8:00 AM-12:30 PM

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

8:00 AM-5:15 PM

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

10:30 AM-11:45 AM

12:30 PM-2:00 PM

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

2:00 PM-5:15 PM

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Reflecting a Changing Society: Diversity in the Hiring Process
Moderator: David D. Page
Speakers: Isela Boehm and Tiffany Gibbs

PPY Implementation Task Force Update
Moderator: Megan McClean Coval
Speakers: Rachelle Feldman, Megan McClean Coval, Eileen O'Leary, Raul H. Lerma and Mark L. Lindenmeyer

Limiting Loans, Preserving Access
Moderators: Amy Laitinen and Ben Barrett
Speakers: Michelle W. Chapman, Debbie Cochrane and Kelly Morrissey

Creating a Professional Development and Human Development Roadmap for Yourself and Your Staff
Moderator: Wayne Kruger
Speakers: Michael J. Bennett and JoEllen Soucier


Best Practices in Emergency Aid
Moderator: Charlotte Etier
Speakers: Amelia Parnell and Michael Anthony Baston

2017-2018 Verification and Conflicting Information
Moderator: Jack Edwards
Speakers: Carney McCullough and Jeff Baker

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) Update
Moderator: Lissa B Powell
Speakers: Eric Hardy and Valerie Sherrer

Title IV Eligibility of Competency-Based and Direct Assessment Programs
Moderator: Wynette Zuppardi
Speakers: David Musser and Greg Martin

4:15 PM-5:15 PM

NASFAA Standards of Excellence Review Program: Remove the Risk
Moderator: Phillip Asbury
Speakers: Mandy Sponholtz, Deborah Agee, James White and Mary Kosin


Report on Graduate/Professional Financial Aid Award Letter Consumer Testing
Moderator: Charlotte Etier
Speakers: Jared Smith, Gina Soliz and Amelia Topper

Program-Based Satisfactory Academic Progress—How to Improve Enrollment, Student Success and Retention
Moderator: Joan D Bailey
Speakers: Wayne Kruger, Michael J. Bennett and Todd Smith

Managing Your Finances - What You Need to Know as a New Director
Moderator: Michelle Trame
Speakers: Paula Luff and Lisanne Masterson

Ready for Implementation? PPY Implementation Case Studies
Moderator: Heather Boutell
Speakers: Ron Day, Candance Frazier, Dustin Smith and Megan McClean Coval

Loan Limits: A Dynamic Approach
Moderator: Justin Draeger
Speakers: Lisa Blazer, Mark L. Lindenmeyer and Laurie Wolf

How Modules Can Affect Title IV
Moderator: Ebony Carter
Speaker: Greg Martin

Satisfactory Academic Progress for Title IV Eligibility
Moderator: Kella Helyer
Speaker: David Musser

Federal Student Aid (FSA) Feedback System
Moderator: Dustin Davidson
Speaker: Kevin Suyo

6:30 PM-10:30 PM

Monday, July 11, 2016

7:00 AM-8:15 AM

7:30 AM-5:15 PM

7:45 AM-8:30 AM

8:00 AM-12:30 PM

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

8:30 AM-9:30 AM

Making Determinations of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Status
Moderator: Jennifer Martin
Speakers: Jennifer Martin, Cyekeia Lee and Richard Heath

Leading in Financial Aid in the 21st Century
Moderator: Gena Boling
Speakers: Justin Chase Brown and Nicholas W Prewett

Who Bears the Burden of Student Debt? What Colleges Can Do to Help
Moderator: Debbie Cochrane
Speakers: Laurie Wolf, Ann Trollinger and Debbie Cochrane

Practical Strategies for Navigating an ED Program Review
Moderator: Marjorie Arrington
Speakers: Matthew Moore, Kathy Cheatham and Blain Butner

Developing and Providing Integrated Student Services: The One Stop Shop for Students
Moderator: Tina Falkner
Speakers: Julie Selander and Marcia J DeGaetano

Women in Leadership
Moderator: Billie Jo Hamilton
Speakers: Youlonda Copeland-Morgan and Marta Perez Drake

NCAA - An Update on Division I Financial Aid Legislation
Moderator: Pamela W Fowler
Speaker: Kris Richardson

Federal Town Hall
Moderator: Mendy Schmerer
Speakers: Jeff Baker, Carney McCullough, Susan O'Flaherty, Jeff Appel, Misty Parkinson and Ron Bennett

9:45 AM-10:45 AM

Validating High School Credentials and the Increased Existence of Diploma Mills
Moderator: Nadine Bailey
Speakers: JoEllen Soucier, Robert Merino and Wayne Kruger

NASFAA's "The Big Idea" Policy Challenge: Student Aid Modernization Initiative
Moderator: Mandy Sponholtz
Speaker: Marcus Szymanoski

Strategies to Improve Student Loan Counseling: Expert Peers Will Help You Build A Better Program
Moderator: Charlotte Etier
Speakers: Jeff Webster, Cheryl A Willard, Billie Jo Hamilton and Joan A Zanders

Helping Former Foster Youth in Higher Education
Moderator: Jacob Gross
Speakers: Dan Davenport, Jacob Gross and Richard Heath

Student Employment Programs That Make Lives Better
Moderator: Tracey Mingo
Speakers: Keyimani L Alford, Karla Weber and Julie Waldvogel-Leitner

Graduate/Professional Town Hall Meeting
Moderator: Justin Draeger
Speakers: Daniel Mann, Lisa Blazer and Gina Soliz

Direct Loans: Income-Driven Repayment Plans (PAYE & REPAYE)
Moderator: Ken Kocer
Speakers: Ian Foss and Barbara Hoblitzell

The Federal Perkins Loan Program Update
Moderator: Kay W. Soltis
Speakers: Brian L. Smith, Tamy L. Garofano and Pat Stephenson

Experimental Sites
Moderator: Kathryn Stone
Speakers: Craig Munier and Anne Tuccillo

College Board - PowerFAIDS for Non-Traditional Programs: A Flexible Software Solution for Flexible Financial Aid
Moderator: Michael Cronin
Speakers: Joseph Farrell, Teresa Drzewiecki, Valerie Mockus and Andrew Warner

10:45 AM-11:00 AM

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

One Grant/One Loan: The Future of Federal Student Aid?
Moderator: Karen McCarthy
Speakers: Stephen Payne, Angela Johnson, Scott Cline and Theodore Malone

Affecting Practice and Policy with Financial Aid Research
Moderator: Charlotte Etier
Speakers: Jacob Gross, Megan McClean Coval and Don Heller

Coupling New Student Orientation with Financial Aid and Financial Literacy
Moderator: Ron Day
Speakers: Sarah E Baumhoff, Jake Gross and Ron Day

The Recipe for "Tried and True" Graduate Student Financial Literacy Programs
Moderator: Donna M Miller
Speakers: Jennifer Markham Hulvey, Valeria Harris and Charles Pruett

Offloading the Additional Weight of Student Loans: Default Management Strategies that Work
Moderator: Dave Macoubrie
Speakers: John Lally and Amy Cable

Making the Most of Your Membership - Using NASFAA Tools
Moderator: Dana Kelly
Speakers: Carrie Conrad, Dana Kelly and Mandy Sponholtz

Managing Your Team
Speaker: Karen Krause

2017-2018 Verification and Conflicting Information
Moderator: Jack Edwards
Speakers: Carney McCullough and Jeff Baker

Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) Update
Moderator: Bob Brew
Speaker: Jennifer Pattison

Gainful Employment Update
Moderator: Amy Hager
Speakers: Cynthia Hammond and Greg Martin

12:15 PM-1:45 PM

1:45 PM-2:45 PM

1:45 PM-4:30 PM

1:45 PM-5:30 PM

1:45 PM-6:00 PM

2:45 PM-3:45 PM

Graduate/Professional School Recommendations for ED's StudentAid.gov and StudentLoans.gov Websites
Moderator: Karen McCarthy
Speakers: Cheryl Constantine and Gina Soliz

Is Your Campus Ready for PPY?
Moderator: Kristi Jovell
Speakers: Samantha Veeder and Roberto Santizo

Prior-Prior Year from the Admission Perspective
Moderator: Sarah Friedman
Speakers: Louis Hirsh and Sarah Summerhill

The Cost of Opportunity: Student Loans and Social Mobility
Moderator: Eileen O'Leary
Speaker: Daniela Kraiem

Outcomes from the Task Force Examining the Lack of Graduate-Specific Data
Moderator: Charlotte Etier
Speakers: Emily Osborn, Tracy Hunt-White, Fabiola Ortega and John Ingram

Only 3,650 More Days Until Retirement, But Who’s Counting?!
Moderator: Odette Franceskino
Speakers: Heather Boutell and Barbara Miller

Entrance and Exit Counseling: Strategies to Get the Most Significant Results!
Moderator: Donna M Miller
Speakers: Donna M Miller, Christine Conway and Heidy Santizo

Direct Loans: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Moderator: Dean Obenauer
Speaker: Ian Foss

Cash Management Regulations Overview
Moderator: Jeff Scofield
Speakers: Nathan Arnold and John Kolotos

CampusLogic - Boost Student Engagement in the Aid Office
Speakers: Amy Glynn and Chris Chumley

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Next Steps in FAFSA Simplification
Moderator: Kim Cook
Speakers: Megan McClean Coval and Carrie Warick

Developing an Office Operational Calendar
Moderator: Judith Cramer
Speakers: Zita Barree and Laura Diven-Brown

Creating an Introvert-Friendly Workplace
Moderator: Crystal Bruntz
Speakers: Lisa Blazer, Sharon Kienow and Brenda Hicks

How to Solve Your Student Engagement Dilemma
Moderator: James Slattery
Speakers: Anthony R Erwin and Anya Ilkys

Comparing Income-Driven Repayment Plans for Graduate and Professional Borrowers
Moderator: Rebekah Melville
Speakers: Heather W. Jarvis, Charles Pruett and David Sheridan

Sharing Financial Aid Application Information and FERPA
Moderator: Mary Sommers
Speakers: Karen McCarthy and Rebecca Flake

HEA Preview with Congressional Staff
Moderator: Justin Draeger
Speakers: Jenny Prescott, Bryce McKibben, Robert Moran, Tim Lynch and Katherine Valle

Federal Cohort Default Rate: Default Management Plan Requirements and Tools
Moderator: Vickie Crupper
Speakers: Cynthia Battle and Eric Hardy

Title IV Third-Party Servicers
Moderator: JoAnn Lorraine Ross
Speakers: Denise Morelli and Scott Filter

FSA's Integrated Partner Management Solution
Moderator: Justin Jaramillo
Speaker: Diahann Greene

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

7:00 AM-8:15 AM

7:15 AM-8:15 AM

7:30 AM-12:00 PM

7:45 AM-8:30 AM

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

8:30 AM-9:30 AM

Best Practices for Recruitment, Admission and Retention of DREAMers
Moderators: Joan D Bailey and Eileen Griego
Speakers: Sylvia Martinez and Joseph Donlay

In the Zone: Creating a Compliance Environment in the Financial Aid Office
Moderator: Jennifer Martin
Speakers: Jennifer Martin and Terri Elizabeth LeGrand

Findings from NASFAA's Survey of College Presidents
Moderator: Charlotte Etier
Speakers: Charlotte Etier, Eileen O'Leary and Karli Susi

Restructuring Institutional Financial Aid Programs Revisited
Moderator: Jacqueline Kennedy-Fletcher
Speakers: James Brooks and Jonathan Jacobs

Tuition Discounting: Results from the 2015 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Survey
Moderator: Ken E. Redd
Speakers: Ken E. Redd, Kathleen Dawley and Mark L. Lindenmeyer

Veterans' Re-Entry Experience and Financial Aid's Role
Moderator: Michael O'Grady
Speakers: Billy Davis and SGT. Matisa Schraven

Women and Men in Leadership: Developing YOUR Identity as a Successful Leader
Moderator: Lisa Blazer
Speakers: Kevin Jensen, Lisa Blazer and Christina Roarke

Perspectives: Minorities in Leadership
Moderator: Wayne Harewood
Speakers: Patricia Scott, Brenda M Brown, Wayne Harewood and Tami Sato

Federal Town Hall
Moderator: James White
Speakers: Jeff Baker, Carney McCullough, Susan O'Flaherty, Jeff Appel, Misty Parkinson and Ron Bennett

College Board - CSS\Financial Aid PROFILE: A Streamlined Solution for Graduate, Professional and International Aid Applications
Moderator: Katrina Delgrosso
Speakers: Julia Padgett, Terra Jones-Sims and Brent Tener

9:45 AM-10:45 AM

The FSA ID - Resources for Assisting Students, Parents, and Borrowers
Moderator: Sandra Neel
Speakers: Catherine Metcalf and Edward M Pacchetti

Federal Student Aid and Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act
Moderator: Jacob Gross
Speakers: Nicholas Hillman, Dan Madzelan, Megan McClean Coval, Sandy Baum and Charlotte Etier

Exploring Data Resources for Graduate and Professional Education
Speakers: Elise Miller and Tiffane Cochran

Portability of Financial Aid for International Programs: Opening the Door
Moderator: Michele Arellano
Speakers: Michele Arellano, Nicholas W Prewett and Mathew Sagayaga

Creating an LGBT-Friendly Workplace
Moderator: James Brooks
Speakers: Meredith Kuczik and Matt Bruno

Negotiated Rulemaking: Being at the Table to Write Regulations
Moderator: Richard Heath
Speakers: Helen Faith and Kevin Jensen

Competency-Based Education for Millennials and Beyond
Moderator: Pamela W Fowler
Speakers: Robert Collins and Sally M. Johnstone

Emergency Aid: Small Grants. Right Time. Big Impact.
Speakers: Sara Goldrick-Rab and Despina Costopoulos

House Oversight Update
Moderator: Stephen Payne
Speakers: Stephen Payne, Justin Draeger and Eileen O'Leary

The Federal Perkins Loan Program Update
Moderator: Kay W. Soltis
Speakers: Brian L. Smith, Tamy L. Garofano and Pat Stephenson

10:45 AM-11:00 AM

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Prior to PPY
Moderator: David Tolman
Speaker: Sara Beth Beth Holman

Best Practices for Schools that Share a Student
Moderator: Brian Lemma
Speakers: Allene Curto and Lillian Rodriguez

Perkins Loans and Graduate/Professional Students: Rules and School Practices
Moderator: Mandy Sponholtz
Speakers: Herbert Revill, Karen Hauser and Karen McCarthy

Financial Wellness: Student Impact is a Collaborative Effort
Moderator: Dana Kelly
Speakers: Bryan Ashton and Philip Schuman

A New Definition for College Affordability - Exploring the Implications of Lumina’s "Rule of 10" Benchmark
Moderator: Jesse O'Connell
Speakers: Zakiya Smith, Elizabeth Akers and Mark P. Huelsman

What's New with Regulatory Burden Relief?
Moderator: Megan McClean Coval
Speakers: Terry Hartle, Andrew LaCasse and Bryce McKibben

College Promise Campaign: Investing in America's Future
Moderator: Justin Draeger
Speakers: Martha Kanter, Michael Nettles and Andrea Levere

Gainful Employment Update
Moderator: Scott Cline
Speakers: Cynthia Hammond and Greg Martin

2017-2018 FAFSA® Updates, Including Early FAFSA and Use of Prior-Prior Year Income
Moderator: James White
Speakers: Misty Parkinson, Wendy Bhagat and Edward M Pacchetti

12:15 PM-2:15 PM

2:15 PM-4:15 PM

2:30 PM-3:30 PM

Financial Aid in a Hashtag World
Moderator: Keyimani L Alford
Speakers: Liz Gross, Chandra Owen, Sylvia Martinez and Nicole Callahan

Integrating Public Benefits into Campus Services and Financial Aid to Facilitate College Completion
Moderator: Angela Johnson
Speakers: Angela Johnson, Gail Baksh-Jarrett and Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield

What Financial Aid Officers Should Know About Community College HEA Reauthorization Priorities
Moderator: Joan A Zanders
Speakers: David Baime and Tim Sheehan

One University, Many Schools
Moderator: Jason Marrujo
Speakers: Caesar Storlazzi, David Blackmon and Rebekah Melville

NASFAA Quiz Show
Moderator: David L Futrell
Speaker: Dana Kelly

From Application to Graduation- Behavioral Science Insights For Building Student Success
Moderator: Ethan Fletcher
Speakers: Ethan Fletcher and Dan Connolly

Town Hall: Planning NASFAA’s Future
Moderator: Daniel Mann
Speakers: Justin Draeger, Eileen O'Leary, Lisa Blazer, Daniel Mann and Billie Jo Hamilton

Results from NASFAA’s Grant to Examine Federal Work Study
Moderator: Charlotte Etier
Speakers: Ann Wessman, Erin Knepler and Paula McLain

Cash Management Regulations Overview
Moderator: Cheryl Warmann
Speakers: Nathan Arnold and John Kolotos

Resolving Citizen and Eligible Noncitizen Issues
Moderator: Barbara Miller
Speakers: Aaron Washington and Rene Tiongquico

3:45 PM-5:00 PM

U.S. Department of Education Federal Update With Remarks From Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell
Moderator: Lisa Blazer
Speakers: Jeff Appel, Jeff Baker and Lynn Mahaffie

4:15 PM-7:00 PM

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

7:45 AM-8:30 AM

8:30 AM-11:00 AM

8:30 AM-11:30 AM

NASFAA University - Consumer Information
Moderator: Michael Campbell
Speakers: David L Futrell, Michael Kutcher and Tiffany Gibbs

NASFAA University - Administrative Capability
Moderator: Lester McKenzie
Speakers: David Tolman, Brenda Murtha and Eunice Powell