Welcome to the Spring 2017 CAPFAA Newsletter

The Communications Committee welcomes your feedback and participation. Please contact Kelly Matera (kmmatera@albertus.edu), Stacey Musulin (musulins@ct.edu), 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

General Articles

  • By: Dan Dreves, Director of School Partnerships, FATV Are you concerned that your students are not reading their SAP emails?  With just a little effort, you may be able to increase how many students read and comprehend this content.    Here are some ...

  • By: Marie O’Malley, Senior Director, Consumer Research at Sallie Mae You might be surprised at the findings of Sallie Mae’s 2016 national study, Majoring in Money: How American College Students Manage Their Finances, published together with Ips...

  • By: Lynda McNair, Student Connections In an effort to help students and families assess the return on investment (ROI) of higher education, the U.S. Department of Education provides various measures it considers indicative of student success on the C...

  • By Lynda McNair, Student Connections If school, state and national goals related to college completion are to be met, higher education needs to do a better job with helping transfer students succeed. Like their full-time, first-time counterparts, tra...

Rules and Regulations

  • by Stacey Musulin, Assistant Director, CT State Colleges & Universities On April 17, 2017 Federal Student Aid (FSA) published a draft 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) Changes include allowing applicants who report filin...

  • by Stacey Musulin, CT State Colleges and Universities Announcements from Federal Student Aid on the subject of enrollment reporting came out in April. Please share these will your colleagues in the Registrar’s Offices: Summer Term Enrollment Reportin...

    Member News

    • Barbara Surowiec, Financial Aid Director at Housatonic Community College, has announced her retirement effective June 1, 2017. A financial aid veteran of 17 years, Barbara has been at HCC for over 11 years and was previously employed at Fairfield University. She will be missed!...

    Bulletin Board

    • 2017 CAPFAA Conference planning is underway. The first Conference Committee meeting will be held in May, so if you are interested in joining our team, be sure to reach out to Elizabeth Schumacher at eschumacher@usj.edu.  The Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury is SO excited to......

    • Registration is now open for CAPFAA’s Annual Business Meeting! Click here for online registration. Date: Thursday June 8th Time: 9:00 am to 2:30pm Location: The Glastonbury Boathouse...

    Resources

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