Greetings Fellow Region II Colleagues,
"Unity is strength...When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."
-Mattie J. T. Stepanek
FASFAA is your resource for success, providing the teamwork and collaboration necessary for achievement. The 2013-2014 year was an amazing year full of accomplishments, changes and challenges for the Financial Aid community. For the 2014-2015 year, we continue to see a major shift in financial aid policies and perception on a national, state and institutional level. As a result, the way Financial Aid is allocated, processed and monitored is undergoing major changes which have very real impact to the financial aid profession.
Regions provide FASFAA members with outreach and training on current Financial Aid issues. The main goal of this year's Region II activities will be to arm members with the knowledge, tools and network necessary to navigate and excel in the midst of these forthcoming changes.
What an exciting time to be a part of Region II! I encourage everyone to get involved in whatever way you can. Volunteer, host or present at an event. Volunteering as a resource for FASFAA events is a great professional development path for members, and a wonderful way to network with peers.
Be sure to join our Region's financial aid colleagues at the fall workshop held in October, and at the spring workshop held in February. Please feel free to contact me. As your Region II Representative I look forward to serving, and I hope to hear from each one of you this year!
Kamia "Mia" Mwango
Region II Representative
Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL
What's new in Region 2?
The Region II Fall 2014 Workshop will be on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 9:00am-4:00pm at:
Santa Fe College
NW Campus, Room S29/S30
3000 NW 83rd St
Gainesville, FL 32606
To register, please click here.
Click here to download the agenda.
Topics and Presenters for this workshop include:
- Federal / State Updates - w/ Pedro "Pete" Hernandez
- Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) - w/ Lori Auxier
- Deciphering DD214s - w/ Richard Anderson
- Financial Literacy Programs & Financial Aid Outreach - w/ Deborah Mills & Rabecca Hall
- Assessing Selective Service Registration - w/ Richard Anderson
- Ask the Audience / Open Forum (includes V4 & V5 Results Reporting Requirements)
Campus Map: http://www.sfcollege.edu/centers/locations/content/media/maps/nwmap_info.pdf
Parking: Lot 18, 19 or 20 (for Room S29/S30)