KASFAA Fall Board Meeting

From Sara Vancil

The Board of Directors just had our fall board meeting.  I wanted to provide some key updates to the entire membership.  Our various committees have been working diligently to fulfill their missions as well as the goals laid out for them in our three-year Strategic Long Range Plan.

  • When we decided to stop having our on-site fall training, we convened an ad-hoc task force to look at “drive-in” trainings. This fall we are offering two NASFAA U credential trainings at five different sites.  We have over 80 KASFAA members registered!  At the winter board meeting, the board will be discussing if we should move from an ad-hoc task force to a permanent Professional Development committee, which would hold trainings of various types throughout the year separate from the spring conference.


  • Our Corporate Support committee along with our Associate Member representative have been meeting to discuss how we can make membership and conference attendance most impactful for our vendors. The consensus has been to not move toward a tiered sponsorship plan but rather to focus on equal exposure for all our associate members.  They will be looking for a la carte options to go along with the traditional sponsorship available during spring conference.  A big thank you to all of our associate members who help support KASFAA!

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Registration Deadline!

Hey everyone!

The deadline for registering to the Consumer Information Training on September 27th at Washburn University is tomorrow 9/20/18! Get in now before it’s too late, you won’t want to miss it!

Don't Miss Out

https://kasfaa.org/docs/toc_training.html  <<<<  Register Here

Wichita is full and there are only 9 spots left in Topeka. These are the only two Consumer Information training sites this fall!

All Verification sites have spaces available at this point in time!


  • $20 per attendee, per training
  • Lunch provided
  • Space is limited to 20 per site (if you aren’t one of the first 20, email djohns23@emporia.edu to get put on a waitlist!)
  • Check in at 8:30 for each site. Training will be 9:00- approx. 3:00



  • Allen Community College (Iola) October 11th
  • Garden City Community College (Garden City) October 18th
  • Fort Hays State University (Hays) November 1st

Consumer Information:

  • Washburn University (Topeka) September 27th
  • Wichita State University (Wichita) October 25th FULL




Jon SnowAttend the FAFSA & Financial Aid Training Workshops

Sponsored by KASFAA

The KASFAA Outreach Training Committee is pleased to announce the dates for our annual financial aid training workshops for 2018.  We would like to extend an invitation for any new (or old) financial aid administrators who would like to attend to learn about common FAFSA issues such as working with dependent vs. independent students, undocumented students, special circumstances/professional judgment, FAFSA updates, state aid programs, and much more.  The dates and training locations are:


Tuesday, September 25th

Salina, Kansas Wesleyan

Topeka, Washburn Institute of Technology

Wednesday, September 26th

Kansas City, Kansas City Kansas Technical Center

Pittsburg, Pittsburg State

Thursday, September 27th

Wichita, Wichita State University

Garden City, Garden City Community College

Hays, Fort Hays State University


Check-in begins at each site at 8:00 am with the workshops beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 12 noon.

The workshop is free of charge.

For registration information go to this link on the KASFAA website:


For questions contact Diane Lindeman, dlindeman@ksbor.org or 785-430-4254.

Johnson County’s Prescription for Fun!

From Debbie Brewer

It’s here! The beginning of the Fall semester is finally upon us. Don’t forget to show each other appreciation for all of the hard work we are about to do and/or are in the midst of!

An amazing, creative person in our office, Kelly Cole, made these for our staff.

They are a prescription of M&M’s for the busy August in financial aid!

Consumer Information PDT

From Darcy Johnson:

Now, who is ready to learn more about Consumer Information?


Upon completion of the training, participants should be able to:

  • Define consumer information
  • Discuss notice-to-enrolled-students requirements
  • Identify general notification and disclosure methods
  • Discuss availability of employees to disseminate consumer information
  • Discuss requirements related to each disclosure of information about the institution
  • Identify consumer information requirements for campus security and fire safety
  • Discuss reporting and disclosure requirements unique to campus security and fire safety
  • Identify the consumer information requirements related to completion and graduation rates and transfer out rates for first-time full-time undergraduate students and student athletes
  • Discuss consumer information requirements related to athletic program participation and financial support
  • Discuss applicable reporting and disclosure requirements

Verification PDT

From Darcy Johnson:

Registration is right around the corner for the inaugural KASFAA Professional Development Training. Curious to know more about the Verification training?


At the end of the training, participants should be able to:

  • Define the principles of verification
  • Determine when verification is needed and for which Title IV programs
  • Identify the data elements that must be verified
  • Identify verification documentation requirements for each data element
  • Determine when corrections must be reprocessed via Central Processing System
  • Identify what an update is and when it can be made
  • Define Professional Judgement and the authority to use it
  • Determine a school’s options for making interim disbursements
  • Identify other program-specific disbursement requirements
  • Identify timeframes and deadlines associated with verification
  • Discuss the consequences of verification tracking group changes
  • Define the policies and procedures a school should have in place regarding verification