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This year's conference will continue a tradition of great training opportunities provided by ILASFAA to financial aid administrators in Illinois. Check back for a more detailed schedule as we get closer to the conference!

Monday, March 18

PreConference Sessions

  • NASFAA Credential Session:  R2T4
  • Policies and Procedures Manual Mini Workshop
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Newcomer’s Welcome Session

General Sessions

  • Opening Ceremony
  • ISAC Update

Interest Session Topics

  • NASFAA Credential Sessions:  Need Analysis
  • NASFAA Credential Sessions:  Verification
  • Tips and Tricks for Using Excel
  • Developing a Policies & Procedures Manual
  • Maintaining a Policies & Procedures Manual
  • Funding Gen Z and Millennials
  • Financial Literacy
  • How to Retain Students and Support College Success
  • Legislative Panel
  • State Agency Panel


  • Dinner on Your Own
  • Anniversary Reception (snacks and cash bar) – Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Tuesday, March 19

General Sessions

  • NASFAA Update
  • ILASFAA Business Meeting
  • MASFAA Update
  • Funding the Gap – Outside Scholarships and Other Aid

Interest Session Topics

  • NASFAA Credential Sessions:  Packaging & Notification
  • NASFAA Credential Sessions:  Administrative Capability
  • Job Burnout, Stress and Time Management
  • Consumer Information
  • Veteran Programs/Benefits
  • Verification in the Real World
  • Award Notifications – Best & Worst Practices
  • ISAC Programs
  • Top 10 Audit Findings
  • Default Prevention Best Practices
  • Managing Up – How to Have a Positive Relationship with Your Boss
  • Enrollment Management
  • How Students Use Credit and What You Need to Know
  • Tax Training for Financial Aid Professionals
  • Unique FAFSA Scenarios


  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Wednesday, March 20

General Sessions

  • Federal Update
  • Closing Ceremonies

Interest Sessions

  • NASFAA Credential Session: Cost of Attendance
  • NASFAA Credential Session: Cash Management
  • Serving Diverse Student Populations
  • Professional Judgment
  • R2T4 Introduction/Roundtable Discussion
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Building Future Leaders
  • MAP Verification and Acceptable Documentation
  • Serving Student Veterans
  • Building Future Leaders with the ISACorps