Welcome to the WVASFAA website! I am truly honored to be the President of the West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WVASFAA) for the 2016-2017 year. Our Association is a volunteer organization devoted to enhancing professional competency, assisting in the development of effective programs throughout the state, and providing training opportunities to our amazing college representatives.

The Executive Committee met over the summer to plan and prepare for this year. Our goal this year is to enhance the training of all aid administrators in the state through several different training opportunities and partnerships with the Higher Education Policy Commission.

We will start the year with a FREE NASFAA Core Training in Bridgeport on October 17th and 18th - all are welcome to attend and earn your NASFAA credentials! Next we will gather for our annual Fall Conference at the Bridgeport Conference Center on October 19th through October 21st. Our Fall Conference theme this year is "Seasons of Change," which is more than fitting with all of the upcoming FAFSA changes. Finally, we'll wrap up a great year of training and opportunities with our annual Spring Conference in Canaan Valley from April 26th through the 28th. We are so excited for this year's Spring Conference, as we'll be celebrating our 50th year as an association. We are encouraging all - past and current administrators to attend - it'll be an event you'll never forget!

I'm really looking forward to working with our 2016-2017 WVASFAA Executive Committee on all of these initiatives and so many more. However, in order for WVASFAA to be successful in all of our endeavors and outreach - we need your help! Please consider becoming involved with a committee. We welcome and need your support no matter your interest or the amount of time you can commit!

I'm looking forward to meeting every one of you. If you have any questions about WVASFAA or getting involved, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Katie Cooper
WVASFAA 2016-2017 President
Director of Financial Aid, West Liberty University

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