October 12, 2017

A Note from Your President, Mark Diestler:

Greetings OASFAA Constituents!

Wow!  I hope everyone enjoys the new look and feel of our website, I know that I certainly do.  I would like to thank Abril Hunt and the Technology committee for all their hard work in building this site from scratch.  Our team is still working out some of the nuances and adding content all the time, so please bear with us during this transition. 

I look forward to seeing many of you at our FA 101/201 Training on October 20.  That event will be held at the Yamhill Chemeketa Community College Campus in McMinnville.  If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so right away.


Some recent items to note for our community: 

  • DRT is back online (for 18-19 only) with new, more secure features and the data is ‘masked’ for applicants.
  • Year-Round Pell was reinstated beginning 17-18, but we still don’t have a Q&A from FSA yet for needed additional guidance.
  • PTAC (ED) has confirmed previous guidance that the HEA does not allow schools to share data from the FAFSA with a private outside agencies (such as scholarship providers), even with written authorization by the student.
  • 18-19 FAFSAs are available and being filed, using 2016 tax data.
  • Corrections are closed down for 16-17, which makes 399s a bit easier to handle.

Our 50th Anniversary Annual Conference will be held January 31 — February 2, 2018 at the Salishan Resort, so please save the dates now, you are not going to want to miss this one! LOTS more to come on that.

The EC plans to meet next on October 24 at Chemeketa Community College.

Have you liked our OASFAA Facebook page yet?



OASFAA's mission is to promote financial aid awareness and educational opportunities for students by providing professional development opportunities for its members. Training opportunities

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In addition to our new and improved website, OASFAA is working on more ways to engage our members and the financial aid community in Oregon.

Our communications committee maintains the OASFAA Facebook page.  You can look there for commentary on current events, event information and Save the Dates, as well as updates on informal member gatherings. Like us, Follow us!


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