Conference [return to event section index ]
50th Annual NYSFAAA Conference
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Training [return to event section index ]
Webinars [return to event section index ]
NOTE: To register for webinars, you MUST be a current member. 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.
When Laws Intersect: Access and Use Restrictions for Student Financial Aid Data
Webinar - Wed, June 20, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
This webinar will provide a high level overview of the various laws that may be implicated in the use of Federal student financial aid information.
Attendees will learn which laws and restrictions cover which types of student financial aid data, along with best practices for protecting student privacy when using these data for program evaluation and research.
The presenter will discuss answers to frequently asked financial aid data use questions and highlight PTAC’s other technical assistance resources on privacy and security.
Be Prepared for the Impact of the New Tax Code
Webinar - Thu, May 31, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
On December 20th, 2017, everything changed. Well, not quite everything, but on that day Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, changing the federal income tax code in significant ways. Most of the changes are being implemented now for the current (2018 tax year), which will be the base year for the 2020-2021 academic year. But don't wait October of 2019 to start thinking about this: we are likely to see impacts when 2017 is the base year that we will need to understand too.
This webinar will take a speculative look at how the changes to the tax code might impact our work as financial aid officers and how they might change EFCs. Have you considered that because the amount of income tax many people will have to pay will go down, their EFCs will go up? Are you prepared to ask your returning students to accept a smaller aid package solely because their parents paid less in income taxes in 2018 than 2017? What if a parent appeals an award on that basis? Or that taxpayers in states like New York who are losing the unlimited state and local tax deduction may change their spending behavior to minimize the impact of the tax code on their likely-to-increase tax obligations, creating new cash flow issues.
This discussion will include a fairly rigorous dive into the need analysis related issues the new tax law creates, and may touch on some advanced tax concepts, including
- How some taxpayers may have temporarily reduced their 2017 taxable income in anticipation of the pending changes, temporarily reducing their AGIs and therefore their 2019-2020 EFCs
- The impact of the higher standard deduction on taxpayers who no longer need to itemize their tax returns every year
- The new "Qualified Business Income Deduction" and how this may encourage wage earners to become self-employed and landlords to become real estate business owners
- Tactics that financial planners are already suggesting to their clients that may cause their children's EFCs to go up and down every other year.
Non-NYSFAAA Training Activities [return to event section index ]
- Department of Education
- HESC – Visit the HESC Web Site for all NYSHESC sponsored training.
- SUNYFAP – State University of New York Financial Aid Professions
Registration/Refund Policy [return to event section index ]
POLICY: Under certain circumstances, established by Council, the registration fee is refundable.
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