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49th Annual NYSFAAA Conference
October 10-12, 2017
Tarrytown, New York

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Training


SAVE THE DATE!!!!

Novice Training Program
June 4- June 8, 2017
Mount Saint Mary College
Newburgh, NY

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The New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association, Inc. will hold its 47th annual Novice Training Workshop from Sunday, June 4- Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Mount Saint Mary College.

This workshop has been primarily designed for financial aid personnel with less than one year of experience. We encourage admissions and enrollment management personnel, as well as others who would like to gain a complete, comprehensive understanding of financial aid administration to enroll.

The program provides five days of intensive training on the administration of financial aid. Training is structured in formal, large group presentations and informal small discussion groups. This gives participants a detailed overview of each topic, followed by the opportunity to discuss special points of interest and to apply their new knowledge through the use of case studies. All participants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity for professional growth through group and individual interaction. The training begins Sunday morning and ends on Thursday afternoon. Full-time participation including residing on campus is required of all attendees.

A certificate will be awarded on the final day of the workshop, acknowledging active and successful participation in the program. This participation includes attendance and written/oral interaction within each session (formal and informal groups). A written test will be administered and the results will be used in conjunction with staff critique to determine each participant's evaluation.


Mount Saint Mary College

Mount Saint Mary is in Newburgh in Orange County, New York, on a beautiful campus that overlooks the western banks of the Hudson River. It's less than a mile from the intersection of the New York State Thruway and Interstate 84, and just a few blocks from the entrance to the Newburgh side of the Beacon-Newburgh Bridge. It is also easily accessible by plane, with Stewart Airport just minutes from campus.


Registration and Fees

Registration will open from Monday, March 27 - May 12, 2017

The cost of the Workshop is $625, which includes NYSFAAA membership for the 2017-18 year. Vouchers will not be accepted. Full payment must be received by Friday, May 19, 2017. There will be no refunds after that date. Contact Lisa Simpson at (518) 473-0842 or Ajana Wilkinson at 718-368-6805 with any additional questions.

The infamous Novice Training Manual will be digitized this year! Registration will include the cost of a flash drive containing the manual. Should you prefer a paper copy, you may request one at registration for a $30 charge. This must be paid at the time of registration.


Housing and Meals

The conference fee includes three meals daily, coffee, tea, breaks and social hours. Please inform us of any special dietary needs. Participants will live in private dormitory rooms with linen and towel service provided. Informal attire is appropriate for the workshop.


Transportation

Please visit the Mt. St. Mary's College website for additional information at http://www.msmc.edu/About_MSMC/Our_Location/Transportation.be

By Car:

Directions from points north:
Take the New York State Thruway (I-87S). Follow the Thruway to Exit 17-Newburgh. Take I-84E to Exit 10. At the bottom of the ramp, take a right onto 9W South. At the first traffic light, take a left onto North Plank Road. (You'll see a Sunoco gas station at this intersection.) Stay on North Plank Road for 1/4 mile and turn right at the first traffic light onto Powell Avenue. The College is about 1/4 mile further on your left.

Directions from Long Island:
From the Whitestone Bridge, continue on to the Hutchinson River Parkway. Take a slight left onto 1-684 North (follow signs for Brewster). Take Exit 9W to merge onto 1-84 West, toward Newburgh. Take I-84W to the second exit after the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge (Exit 10S). At the bottom of the ramp, make a right onto Route 32, and then another right at the first traffic light onto 9W South. At the second traffic light, take a left onto North Plank Road. (You'll see a Sunoco gas station at this intersection.) Stay on North Plank Road for 1/4 mile, and turn right at the first traffic light onto Powell Avenue. The College is about 1/4 mile further on your left.

Directions from points west:
Take I-84E to Exit 10. At the bottom of the ramp, take a right onto 9W South. At the first traffic light, take a left onto North Plank Road. (You'll see a Sunoco gas station at this intersection.) Stay on North Plank Road 1/4 mile and turn right at the first traffic light onto Powell Avenue. The College is about 1/4 mile further on your left.

By Railroad:

Metro-North Railroad Station
Take Metro-North to:
1 Ferry Plaza and Beekman Street (off Route 9D), Beacon, NY 12508
845-565-7900
*** Visit http://www.mta.info/ for tickets, schedules, arrival, and departure as well as additional information.

Amtrak Railroad Station - Poughkeepsie (POU)
*** Visit https://www.amtrak.com/home for tickets and additional information.

Buffalo
Arrival
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Amtrak: 64 Maple Leaf Departs: Buffalo-Exchange St., NY (BFX) @ 12:45 PM
Arrives: Poughkeepsie, NY (POU) @ 8:15 PM
Depature
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Amtrak: 283 Empire Service Departs: Poughkeepsie, NY (POU) @ 2:45 PM
Arrives: Buffalo-Exchange St., NY (BFX) 9:23 PM

OR

Rochester
Arrival
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Amtrak: 64 Maple Leaf Departs: Rochester, NY (ROC) @ 1:53 PM
Arrives: Poughkeepsie, NY (POU) @ 8:15 PM
Depature
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Amtrak: 283 Empire Service Departs: Poughkeepsie, NY (POU) @ 2:45 PM
Arrives: Rochester, NY (ROC) @ 7:58 PM

OR

New York City
Arrival
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Amtrak: 63 Maple Leaf Departs: NY Penn Station (NYP) @ 7:15 AM
Arrives: Poughkeepsie, NY (POU) @ 8:45 AM
Amtrak: 69 Adirondack Departs: NY Penn Station (NYP) @ 8:15 AM
Arrives: Poughkeepsie, NY (POU) @ 9:45 AM
Depature
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Amtrak: 284 Empire Service Departs: Poughkeepsie, NY (POU) @ 2:10 PM
Arrives: NY Penn (NYP) @ 3:45 PM
Amtrak: 242 Empire Service Departs: Poughkeepsie, NY (POU) @ 4:15 PM
Arrives: NY Penn (NYP) @ 5:48 PM

Survival Techniques

Bring a note pad, pens, pencils and a calculator with you. All other materials will be provided at the time of registration, including the infamous NYSFAAA Training Manual.

Previous novice attendees suggest you bring sneakers, an umbrella, an extra towel or two, an extra blanket and your favorite pillow, flip flops, and an alarm clock.




Webinars
NOTE: To register for webinars, you MUST be a current member with an ending membership date of 11/15/2017. You can complete and pay for the membership application prior to registering by Clicking Here. Or, you will be taken to the membership application during the webinar registration process.

You will not be able to complete this registration until your membership is paid.


Unusual Eligibility Situations
Webinar - Thu, June 15, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Unfortunately it will be necessary to tentatively reschedule our NYSFAAA webinar, originally planned for March 23, to June 15, 2017 pending review by Department leadership.  As is consistent with prior Administration transitions, it takes a little time to bring new leadership up to speed on the issues of the Department, and the new Administration has just recently begun their review of issues. As soon as the briefing sessions are complete with the new Administration, we expect to have a full complement of federal student aid topics available for discussion, including enrollment issues as requested by the NYSFAAA membership.  If any members have questions that had been submitted for inclusion in the webinar that are time-sensitive, please don’t hesitate to forward them to me directly at zachary.goodwin@ed.gov, and I will respond as quickly as possible.  Many thanks for your flexibility and patience!


This presentation will address a number of ‘unusual’ scenarios that arise in the course of managing Title IV financial aid, including the aiding of minors and double majors, the treatment of intersessions and summers, resolution of Comment Code 399, and professional judgment.

Time will be allotted for questions and for attendees to share their own unusual financial aid stories.

We are encouraging members to send questions and/or situations to SWT ahead of time to be forward to Zack. Email your input to howard-leslie@berkeleycollege.edu or kristina.delbridge@esc.edu

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Non-NYSFAAA Training Activities


Registration/Refund Policy

POLICY: Under certain circumstances, established by Council, the registration fee is refundable.
PROCEDURES:
1. The refund policy must be stated on the registration form.
2. The policy is that normally refunds are granted if requested in writing and the request is received at least two weeks before the first day of the event.
3. Under extenuating circumstances, such as illness, the two-week deadline may be waived. Such refunds may be authorized either by the Committee Chair or by the Treasurer. They may request whatever documentation they deem appropriate on a document. It is important that these officials consult, however, so there is consistent treatment of members each year and so that one does not approve a member who might be rejected by another officer.
4. Other members of the Council are not authorized to approve refunds.
APPROVED: July 1993; April 1998




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