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Our 45th Anniversary "Finding Your Voice" Conference registration is now open! Conference dates are October 29th-31st with pre-conference sessions on Saturday, October 28th. Full agenda will be coming soon, but you can expect a Federal Update and sessions from the Department of Education; an update from CSAC and what’s new with our state programs; as well as many professional development and timely financial aid topics.  Register Now!

The Conference hotel block has now closed. Research additional local Hotel Options.

Session Descriptions Updated 10.18

(And in case you don’t want to leave your pooch at home, for a fee she/he can stay with you at the Portola!!)


CASFAA Statement Regarding Recent Changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Program
Passed 9/7/17 by the 2016-2017 Executive Council

The California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA) disagrees with the recent decision by President Trump’s administration to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  The program has been a beacon of hope and unprecedented educational opportunities for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, most of whom have never known another country other than the United States.  Their potential for positive, dedicated service to their adopted country is severely jeopardized by the decision to strip away benefits enacted by this widely accepted and popular program.

Full Statement and Resources

 


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Look out for #CASFAA2017 to follow along with the upcoming conference.

 


 

Statement passed unanimously by the Executive Council on 6/5/17:
The California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA) opposes the elimination of any post-secondary institution from participation in the CalGrant program based solely on its segment or tax status (i.e. Independent or Private non-Profit schools, Proprietary or for-Profit schools, the University of California, the California State University, or the Community Colleges). In an effort to protect students, we oppose reducing CalGrant funds to students because of their choice of school when that school is compliant with Federal and State regulations. We support student success, and access to CalGrant funding is essential for producing an educated, diverse population in the great State of California.

2016 Updated CASFAA By Laws

At the 2016 CASFAA Conference in Anaheim, CA, on November 8, 2016, the CASFAA membership approved changes to the CASFAA By Laws. To view the updated by laws, please click here.


 

Valuable Resources:

Tax Transcript Decoder© - We are pleased to offer the ever popular Tax Transcript Decoder© courtesy of our esteemed colleague and lifetime member of CASFAA, Cheryl Foster-Hunt for you to use.

CASFAA Newsletters - Be sure to catch-up on the CASFAA newsletter, including our most recent issue from November 2016.

NASFAA PPY/Early FAFSA ToolKit - This resource helps institutions begin to plan for the upcoming change to PPY/Early FAFSA and offers valuable tools for administrators, high school counselors, and students/families to use.