Hello Prospective WASFAA Partners:
The Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA) is a professional organization of dedicated individuals in the eight states occupying the western United States, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. We exist to administer or advance access and choice to higher education through the administration of student financial assistance programs. WASFAA's mission is to promote student financial aid and educational opportunities for students by providing personal and professional development to its members.
Despite the constant change in our industry, WASFAA continues to survive and prosper for our membership and partners. We are proud to provide you with many opportunities for consideration in support of WASFAA and the many benefits we offer to our membership. We are extremely proud of the opportunities available at many levels.
Partnerships of WASFAA offer marketing, branding, networking, and knowledge gathering opportunities.
- Strong regional promotion
- Engagement of financial aid professionals at horizontal and vertical levels
- A vehicle for understanding your competition's future direction
- Minimum investment for maximum exposure
- An opportunity to present your message to a highly qualified audience
- Educate the marketplace
- Generate leads
- Gain leading edge exposure for your product or service
- Establish new marketing partnerships
Here are brief descriptions of our partnership choices below:
Jerry R. Sims Management and Leadership Institute: This three-day intensive training provides a higher level management learning experience for financial aid administrators. Some of the topics that may be covered are: resources for staying current in the profession; managing staff; reporting and reconciling data; managing funds; positioning yourself at the table; and decision making. Those in attendance could be directors, associate directors, assistant directors, or any staff member with the desire to become director. The trainers are those who have been directors or leaders for numerous years.
Sister Dale Brown Summer Institute (SDBSI): Held annually in June, this is week-long training for new financial aid professionals or those wanting a refresher course on the Financial Aid A-Z's. Typically those in attendance have less than two years of financial aid experience. The trainers are well versed professionals in our industry, often times from managerial positions. The SDBSI is usually held in June. More details will follow.
Training: Each year WASFAA offers training opportunities to its states constituents by providing sessions either in-person or via webinar. Training is typically held each fall and spring. Fall and spring training dates vary and, once set, are listed on the WASFAA Calendar.
WASFAA Annual Conference: This major event is in held at various locations within our beautiful region during the spring. WASFAA Conference agendas are filled with sessions of training and discussion on timely issues providing Financial Aid Administrators a wonderful opportunity for learning, problem solving, and networking. It also provides vendor representatives an occasion to display company materials and to meet to discuss timely issues with colleagues and financial aid personnel in a setting away from the day-to-day distractions of the office.
Your partnership and advertising are essential to continuing these training opportunities. We ask that you review the links below regarding participation choices and advertising opportunities. Help us maintain our high standard of training and community involvement.
If you can think of an advertising opportunity you are interested in but do not see available, please contact us as we are open to meeting all of your needs.
In addition, WASFAA is open to receiving financial support for partnership and advertising without displaying your company name if desired. Please contact us to discuss this option.
We look forward to your involvement. Thank you in advance for your generous participation.
Fund Development Co-Chair