Fall Training

WASFAA is excited to announce our 2021 Fall Webinar Training Series!
Join us for a variety of virtual learning experiences covering a range of topics. 

The best news? We have created a pricing model that is super budget friendly! 
A WASFAA member only need register for one $45.00 session and will receive a discount waiver for all other sessions.  Additionally, the discount waiver can be shared with anyone on the institutional roster to enjoy attending sessions at no cost.  For $45 you and your team get access to each of the sessions available this fall. Non-member pricing available at $45.00 per session. 

Cost to attend: $45 (includes all members on your institutional roster)
Registration Details:
1) Review the information on our sessions listed below (be sure to register for each session you are interested in attending!)
2) To register,
 click the linked session title of those that you are interested in attending (only 1 member from your institution will pay the $45)
3) You will then receive an email with a waiver to share with your colleagues on your institutional roster so they can join you (those on your roster do not need to register for the same sessions you do! The waiver works for each of our sessions)


Managing Expectations: Exploring the Interview & Selection Process for Student Employment
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
11:00-12:30 PST

Do you run a college work study or a federal work study program?  Are you frustrated with it?  Maybe you want to take a moment to evaluate the program to make changes. 

This session will help you explore stakeholder expectations. As a hiring manager you are expecting to find talent. As a student employment facilitator you are expecting to help hiring managers find talent and students find employment. As a student you are expecting to find a job to pay the bills. Managing expectations for each stakeholder is the easiest and most equitable way to evaluate students for employment. Learn how to evaluate interview expectations to help close the gap between students and hiring managers.

Session Facilitator:
Aurie Clifford, Pima Community College

FREE TO EVERYONE, AGAIN! Federal Student Aid Session: R2T4 In Modules 
Friday, December 10, 2021
10:00-11:30 PST


When courses in a program do not span the entire length of the payment period or period of enrollment, you have modules! In this session, we will start by defining both modules and withdrawals before giving details on how module situations impact the R2T4 process. A number of example withdrawal scenarios will be reviewed in detail. The new R2T4 regulations effective July 1, 2021 will be discussed.

After the FSA Session, WASFAA trainers will engage participants with interactive scenarios and activities.  

Session Facilitators:

FSA Trainer: Virginia Haggins
WASFAA facilitators: Anafe Robinson and Thalassa Naylor


Financial Wellness, Loan Reduction and Student Retention All in ONE Program - Earn to Learn!
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
11:00-12:00 PST

Are you wondering how you can incorporate financial wellness?  How to reduce loan debt?  How to retain your students? 

One program can help you achieve all three goals. Earn to Learn is a collaborative effort between some of the higher education institutions in the state of Arizona (Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, Maricopa Community Colleges and Pima Community College). Eligible students who save up to $500 and are admitted to one of these schools are eligible for a match up to $4,000.  Learn how you can bring this program to your state now!

Session Facilitators:

Kate Hoffman, CEO & Founder, Earn to Learn
Brandy Rowland Smith, Program Director, Retention & Completion, Earn to Learn
Roxanne Murphy, Director of Community Engagement, Earn to Learn
David Rodriguez, Program Director, Earn to Learn
Karla Gonzalez, Assistant Director of Scholarships and Outreach, Pima Community College