Welcome to the Summer 2017 CAPFAA Newsletter

The Communications Committee welcomes your feedback and participation. Please contact Kelly Matera (kmmatera@albertus.edu), Stacey Musulin (musulins@ct.edu), Peter Terebesi (petert@ed-executives.com), Michelle Cochran (mcochran@albertus.edu) or Chairperson Kristin Hawley-Johnson (Kristin.johnson@salliemae.com) with any input or questions you may have.

 Sincerely,

The Communications Committee

President’s Message

Happy summer, CAPFAA!

I hope that all of you are finding at least a little time to get away from the office for some rest and relaxation during this summer season.

On July 10 and 12 your officers and committee chairs met for the annual planning retreat. We discussed the many activities and events that we’re planning for the coming year and approved the budget to support them.

Our first event of the year will be our conference in Danbury on Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26. Elizabeth, Christina, and the rest of the committee are hard at work to make this year’s conference a truly memorable event. Registration is live at https://www.capfaa.org/events-calendar/#!event/2017/9/25/2017-capfaa-conference.

Please keep in mind that in order to attend the conference or any of our other events, you must be a current CAPFAA member. Though membership dues are technically not due until October 1, with the conference now falling the week prior, I strongly encourage you to renew your membership sooner rather than later. Bill, the chair of membership committee, sent instructions via the listerv on July 15. Dues remain at $150.

I look forward to seeing you at the conference or one of our other events this year!

Kind regards,

Alex Muro

CAPFAA President

General Articles

  • By Joseph Jovell, Senior Marketing Associate at Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, and young people between the ages of 18-24 are the most likely to be affected. We’ve compiled a ...

  • Submitted By Brenda McCafferty, Outreach Manager, ECMC Most students are focused on their education, studying, exams and just enjoying their college experience. Their loans and the fact they have to repay them are placed on the back burner until they...

  • By David Johnson, Student Connections   Students want to get a college degree but they are not confident they’ll be able to afford getting all the way through. The Ruffalo Noel Levitz 2016 Motivation to Complete College Report found that more th...

  • Submitted by Kristin Hawley-Johnson, Director of Business Development, Sallie Mae How America Pays for College 2017  is a national study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos. It looks at undergraduate families’ attitudes toward college, how much they spent...

  • By David Johnson, Student Connections   Whenever I’m working with faculty and administrators on student success plans, as soon as I bring up financial literacy, everyone turns to the financial aid office for ownership, development and delivery. There...

  • By Peter Terebesi, President and Founder, Higher Ed Executives Looking for inspiration as you head to the beach this summer? We’ve got you covered with ten of our favorite reads in our summer reading list. Consider this for your summer reading list. ...

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    Member News

    • On Monday, May 15, 2017, Trinity College welcomed our new Assistant Vice President and Director of Financial Aid, Michael Light. Prior to joining Trinity College, Mike served as AVP for Enrollment Management and Director of Student Financial Services at the University of the Arts in......

    • Bonnie Kraft, long-time Financial Aid Administrator at Northwestern Connecticut Community College has announced her retirement effective September 1st. Good luck Bonnie!  ...

    • The Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators recently honored our CAPFAA President, Alex Muro, with the 2017 Outstanding State Representative award. This honor is given to a member of the EASFAA Council in recognition of outstanding service to EASFAA by a state representative....

    • Tanya Tanaro has asked that we share the following message with all of her CAPFAA friends….. “I have accepted a position at Harvard within the Harvard University Employees Credit Union. My title is officially Student Lending Operations and Business Relationship Manager. Essentially that means I......

    • Lou Bristol, Director of Financial Aid at Northwestern CT Community College, recently announced his upcoming retirement. When asked if he would like to convey his plans for the future and any “favorite moments in financial aid administration,” Lou offered… My date of retirement is Oct.......

    Bulletin Board

    • ~~ 2017 CAPFAA Conference Registration is now open. Keep in mind, this year will be a combination of the annual Fall Training and Winter Conference. Double the training, double the networking, all for the price of one conference! Our 2017 conference will be held on......

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