Welcome to the Spring 2018 CAPFAA Newsletter

As you look to wrap up the 2017/18 year AND continue with processing for the upcoming 2018/19 academic year, we ask that you keep your eyes peeled to upcoming events. The summer is shaping up to be quite busy – in addition to NASFAA, we will have our Annual Business Meeting, exciting news about our upcoming CAPFAA Conference, and much more!

Sincerely,

The Communications Committee

President’s Message

Happy spring, CAPFAA!

Though I am a Connecticut native, I also lived in Arizona for a number of years. It may be sunny and dry there year-round, but they certainly do not have anything that can compare to the feel and sight of a New England spring!

I would like to take a moment to reflect on mission and teamwork, specifically, the mission and teamwork that make CAPFAA the organization that it is. Though I have had the privilege of being CAPFAA’s leader for the last year, this organization could not function without the time and energy of an army of other volunteers. We offer training opportunities, advocate on behalf of our students, share information relevant to our day-to-day work, and perhaps equally as important, provide a safe space to air our grievances! If you like what we are doing, let us know. If you do not like what we are doing, let us know. We are here only to serve you.

Kind regards,

Alex Muro

CAPFAA President

General Articles

  • by Jennifer Trauman, College Ave Student Loans If you’re in the business of helping people build higher education financing strategies, you’re in the business of answering a lot of questions. With a brand new tax bill in effect as of January 1, 2018,...

  • By Dan Dreeves, Director of School Partnerships, Financial Aid TV Conveying the importance of a new expense to the folks who hold the purse strings can be a tough task. To get the attention of your upper management, keep the large-scale goals of your...

  • By Joseph Jovell, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. When many students hear the word “scholarship,” they mistakenly think it’s something reserved only for a select few. Here’s how you can help your students discover the billions of dollars ...

Rules and Regs

    Member News

    • Two Connecticut schools (and CAPFAA members!) were recently recognized in LendEDU’s compilation of the “Top 50 Financial Literacy Programs offered at colleges and universities across the United States.” They are: Yale University (#8) Southern Connecticut State University (#29) Read the full article on the LendEDU......

    Bulletin Board

    • CAPFAA’s Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Glastonbury Boathouse! Register Now! The theme of this year’s meeting will be: Collaboration and Practice: Crossing Boundaries to Build Relationships Between Financial Aid Professionals and Our Communities....

    • Registration is now open for NASFAA’s Annual Conference June 24-27, 2018 in Austin, Texas  ...

    Resources

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