Training Events

All of AASFAA's events will be virtual for the 2020-2021 year and free-of-charge for our members.  We are pleased to partner with our sponsors and other state associations to offer additional trainings throughout the year. 

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Topic Description Date Time (all sessions in AZ time)
How to Support Native American Students through the Financial Journey to College

In this session you will get a broad overview of our Native communities in Arizona and our students.  After there will be a panel of experts who will talk about the process, challenges, initiatives, and best practices related to how they support our students.  Time will be left for questions.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

1:00 - 2:30pm

Injustice in the U.S.: How Higher Education Responds As a result of the Capital Insurrection on January 6, the nation witnessed the disruption of democracy.  As higher education practitioners who work in the U.S., how are we responding and coping to the aftermath of racial violence, incivility, and discrimination? 
Join Dr. Daisy Rodriguez Pitel for a conversation on injustice in the U.S.  Your voice and experience is valued.
Friday, January 29, 2021 1:00 - 2:00pm
Future-Proofing Financial Aid: How to Transition to a 100% Virtual Office

Join us for a conversation with CampusLogic & several of your peers as we discuss how institutions can shift to a virtual FinAid office through the use of technology. We’ll explore how COVID-19 has forced institutions to adapt to a new “virtual” normal, and unpack ways in which your peers have stayed ahead of the pandemic disruption by using technology without sacrificing a personalized student experience. Walk away with an action plan for how you can begin to build a case internally to secure the funding for essential Financial Aid technology.


  • Wendy Papkoff, CampusLogic
  • Lindsey Ohls, Campus Logic
  • Karla Gonzalez, Pima Community College
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:00 - 2:30pm 
FAFSA Completion in the Virtual World Join AASFAA as they welcome the Arizona FAFSA Challenge, the Be a Leader Foundation, and College Success Arizona to discuss the resources and initiatives happening around the state to promote FAFSA completion . The webinar will include a progress update on the state's FAFSA completion goal and take a deep dive into the resources that are assisting thousands of Arizona students and families with completing the FAFSA, including FAFSA Drive Thru, Arizona FAFSA hotline, and Ask Benji, the FAFSA chatbot. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:00 - 2:30pm


Trainings Across the Web:

January 2021 - free!

  • Undercover Mindfulness for a Resilient New Year
  • Uploading 2021-22 High School GPAs
  • Programs for Foster Youth
  • Making It Easy to Collect Needed Documents from Students
  • RFI and Lender List Best Practices
  • Understanding (or Decoding) the ISIR - Guidance and Best Practices
  • Celebrating National Financial Capability Month on Your Campus
  • ScholarNet Features and Functionality
  • Understanding Your Cohort Default Rate
  • FastChoice Features and Functionality
  • Paying Down Debt (repayment methods)
  • Thriving in Change
  • Retooling Your Time Management to Work for You
  • Give Your Students Financial Peace of Mind - Credible's Student Loan Comparison Tool
  • Preparing Student Employees for Workplace Success
  • Winning the Race to Achieve Your Goals
  • Delivering an Exceptional Customer Experience
  • Let's Talk: Look Back on Fall, Looking Ahead to Spring
  • Maximizing Your Financial Wellness Initiatives with GradReady
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • StrengthsFinder Workshop - Discover and Build Your Strengths with Ascent
  • Getting Ready for Student Loan Repayment
  • CA Dream Act Application: Avoiding Common Pitfalls
  • Cal Grant 101

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