Congratulations on your first Federal Student Aid Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals! You are about to venture into an exciting, learning experience. Annually, more than 5,000 financial aid professionals gather to learn federal financial aid regulations, learn from each other, network, and laugh! Last year, 24% of our attendees were first-timers! Once you attend the FSA Training Conference, you'll want to come back because it's that good. This Conference will help you:
Keep abreast of new federal financial aid regulations and legislation
Come face-to-face with federal subject matter experts
Enhance your knowledge, skill, and proficiency of financial aid
Network and create new relationships with others
Learn about new products and services
Meeting Other Attendees
The most valuable resources at the Conference are the people you meet!
The FSA Training Conference is truly an educational environment with people that like to talk and share their knowledge! Sharing meals, chatting in between sessions, or connecting in the Resource Center are just a few ways of meeting other attendees. In no time flat you'll meet new colleagues, gain new ideas and knowledge, and have plenty of new contacts to add to your address book! These are valuable resources for when you are back in your office.
Picking Interest Sessions
FSA strongly suggests you review session descriptions online before you attend the Conference. The session list is usually online by September of each year.
While it is impossible to attend every session, a little planning beforehand can help you maximize your time. When you get to the Conference, you'll receive a badge, program, and agenda. You can use your agenda as a scheduler by checking the box of the session you want to attend. The easiest way to do this is to read through the session list and pick at least one session in each time slot, then pick a back-up session in case the first session you wanted is full. Many times, popular sessions are repeated at different times or days. Refer to your conference program for session slot days/times for each session.
The FSA Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals is a unique professional learning opportunity that will provide you with an enhanced knowledge of financial aid that will empower you! Thanks for attending.