Registration is open for the 2019 OASFAA Conference!

Wednesday, February 6 - Friday, February 8

Salishan Resort, Gleneden Beach, OR

 Register Now: 2019 Annual Conference Registration

 Registration may be completed for yourself as well as others. If you are part of an institutional membership and would like to register others within your organization, we recommend using the "Register Linked Profile" option.



Registration Prices:
OASFAA Member Early Bird (register by 1/11/19) $300
Non-Member Early Bird (register by 1/11/19) $335
OASFAA Member Registration $325
Non-Member Registration $360
OASFAA Member On-Site Registration $350
Non-Member On-Site Registration $385









Registration Includes:
  • Access to all conference sessions, including a federal update - see a selection of our sessions below!
  • 5 full meals: Wednesday lunch, Thursday breakfast, Thursday lunch, Thursday dinner, and Friday breakfast
  • A President’s Reception with appetizers
  • Entertainment including Beach Party Bingo and our annual Karaoke Party!
  • Visiting with our corporate sponsors
  • And lots of fun!

Book your room at the Salishan Resort today! 

Reservations can be made through our group rates link or over the phone at 1-800-452-2300 - be sure to mention our even in order to receive the group rate!

Traditional King or Double Queen Room $125/night + tax
Deluxe North, North Bay View, or Forest View Room $145/night + tax
Premier Bay View or Forest View Room $165/night + tax



2019 OASFAA Conference Charity: Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW) 

YEBW was founded in 2006 with a simple vision: Educate and inspire youth to become our future business leaders! High school students spend a full week on a college campus with hands-on learning to explore industries, careers and a look into college life after high school. YEBW incorporates inspirational speakers, interactive learning exercises and other professional growth activities in their program utilizing volunteers from the community including educators, executives and professionals to guide, coach and mentor high school students through business curriculum and competitions.

Two avenues for supporting the charity will be provided at the conference: "Penny Wars" for cash donations, as well as supplies requested by YEBW. More details will be provided closer to the event!


Session Preview

Writing Dollars Into Sense: Simplifying Financial Aid Materials for Prospective Postsecondary Students

Presenter: Zachary Taylor, The University of Texas at Austin
Description: This hands-on session will inform financial aid practitioners of how to write simple financial aid materials. The presentation will discuss techniques of clear writing, how to publish web accessible websites, and how to provide polylingual materials for diverse audiences.


OnBoarding: Prepare Your New Employee for Success

Presenter: Ashley Munro, WASFAA President
Description: Filling a vacant position in the financial aid office is not an end point- it’s just the beginning. It can take a full cycle for a new employee to feel comfortable in the position. This session will explore tips for managers to make new employees feel welcome and prepared to tackle their responsibilities. We’ll discuss our experiences as new financial aid employees and review some thoughts of new staff in offices across the university to find out what keeps a new employee engaged and what gets them ready to flee.


Exhausted to Exuberant: 3 Keys to Break Free From Burnout

Presenter: Danielle Isaac
Description: Would you love to have more energy and vitality? Would you love to wake up feeling vibrant and ready for the day? During Danielle's talk you'll learn: 1 - The secret to feeling more vibrant and alive each day. 2 -The #1 reason why people struggle to feel energized and what you can do to overcome it. 3 -The simplest way for you to start feeling better quicker.


Pros and Cons from the Upgrade of Banner 9

Presenter: Jennifer Dumble
Description: Upgrade and implementation process from an IT and functional user perspective. Pros and cons for the new upgrade. Future ERP releases to be more interactive and cloud based.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • The last day to cancel your conference registration and request a refund of the registration fee is Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by contacting the OASFAA Treasurer at [email protected] No requests for a refund will be honored after close of business on this date. Please ensure that you provide the name of the registrant cancelling as well as the address to mail any refund check.
  •  If you register for the event and do not cancel by January 30, 2019 end of business day, you are responsible for the full payment of the registration fee, even if you do not attend. At that point in time, OASFAA will have included your participation in our headcount for food and incurred expenses on your behalf.
  • Payment questions can be addressed to Russell Seidelman, OASFAA Treasurer, at [email protected]



Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Sponsors!
Gold $2,500:
Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC)
Silver $1,750:
Silver $1,750:
Bronze $1,000:
College Ave Student Loans
Bronze $1,000:
Citizens One Student Loans
Bronze $1,000:
Great Lakes Educational
Loan Services
Bronze $1,000:
Bronze $1,000:
Cognition Financial / SunTrust Bank
Bronze $1,000:
Wells Fargo

Questions? Contact 2019 Conference Co-Chair Shauna Harper