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The conference housing cut-off has passed. Therefore, there are no more rooms at the conference hotels at the contracted conference rate.

If you require lodging for the conference, we suggest contacting the conference hotels about their prevailing rate, or using your preferred travel management tool to find area hotel rooms.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Official Conference Hotel

MGM Grand Conference Center ***SOLD OUT***
3799 South Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 877-880-0880

Hotel Website: http://www.mgmgrand.com/

Lodging Rates

Single/Double Occupancy Rate: $99
(plus state and local taxes of 12%, plus a $11.40 resort fee (includes applicable tax), for a total of $122.08)

*Your confirmation may list a resort fee of $22.40. However, you will only be charged $11.40 upon check out. We apologize for any confusion this may cause.

Government per diem rates were $93 through September 30, 2011. Government per diem rates for Las Vegas, NV increased to $99 through September 30, 2012. Government per diem rates are subject to change and will be based on published rates by the US General Services Administration website.

**PLEASE NOTE: The Resort fee will be charged upon checkout and includes:

  • Complimentary in-room high speed internet access
  • Daily newspaper available for pickup at bell desk or newsstand
  • $15 beverage credit per room per stay applicable at any MGM Grand owned beverage establishment, via room key
  • Complimentary printing of boarding passes, copies, and faxes up to five (5) pages (excluding color), notary services at the Business Center
  • Unlimited local and toll free calls
  • The cutoff date for the conference rate is Thursday, November 3, 2011.

    Reservation and Deposit Policy
    A deposit equal to the first night's rate will be charged to the credit card on file 30 days prior to arrival. Room reservations not guaranteed will be automatically canceled within 14 days of the reservation date.

    Check In Time: 3:00 pm
    Check Out Time: 11:00 am

    Hotel Cancellation Policy
    Refunds will be issued on reservations canceled at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the confirmed arrival date.

    Wireless Internet Information
    High speed internet is included in the resort fee for each room.

    Overflow Hotels

    Bally’s Las Vegas ***SOLD OUT***
    3545 Las Vegas Blvd, South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Lodging Rates
    Single/Double Occupancy Rate: $99 (plus state and local taxes of 12%, for a total of $110.88)

    The cutoff date for the conference rate is Thursday, November 3, 2011.

    Book by Phone
    To book by phone, please call 1-800-358-8777 and mention the U.S. Department of Education 2011 Federal Student Aid Conference.

    Reservation and Deposit Policy
    A deposit equal to the first night's rate will be charged to the credit card 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Check In Time: 4:00 pm
    Check Out Time: 11:00 am

    Hotel Cancellation Policy
    Refunds will be issued on reservations canceled up to seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the confirmed arrival date.

    Transportation to the Conference
    The MGM Grand is one stop south of Bally’s on the Monorail. Please click here for rates and tickets: http://www.lvmonorail.com/

    Parking
    Parking is complimentary.


    The Signature at MGM Grand***SOLD OUT***
    145 East Harmon Avenue
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Hotel Website: http://www.signaturemgmgrand.com/

    Lodging Rates
    Single/Double Occupancy Rate: $89 (plus state and local taxes of 12%, plus $20 resort fee, for a total of $122.08)

    Please note the resort fee includes:

  • Internet access (in-suite and public areas)
  • Two (2) bottles of water per room, per day
  • Local and 800 number phone calls
  • Access to The Signature Fitness Center
  • In-suite private label coffee
  • Valet Parking
  • The cutoff date for the conference rate is Thursday, November 3, 2011.

    Book by Phone
    To book by phone, please call 1-877-880-0880 and mention the 2011 Federal Student Aid Conference.

    Reservation and Deposit Policy
    A deposit equal to the first night's rate will be charged to the credit card on file 30 days prior to arrival. Room reservations not guaranteed will be automatically canceled within 14 days of the reservation date.

    Check In Time: 3:00 pm
    Check Out Time: 11:00 am

    Hotel Cancellation Policy
    Refunds will be issued on reservations canceled at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the confirmed arrival date.






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