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    President's Highlights - June - Helen Faith

    Another month, another letter to my favorite regional association members! Here in Eugene, between bouts of torrential spring rain, summer has been giving us sporadic, glorious previews: clear blue skies, lush greenery, spectacular blooms, and temperatures in the 70s. With just a handful of days or weeks left until summer break at most quarter schools and spring term already but a memory at semester schools, we aid administrators forge ahead with our never-ending work for the summer. (Donít you find it hilarious when people ask if we get summers off? I know I do.) Speaking of which: how about that year-round Pell?


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  • WASFAA Talking Points for Hill Visits 2017

    The Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA), represents financial aid professionals in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and the Pacific Islands. As a professional association committed to the effective delivery of federal student aid to needy and eligible students, we are requesting your consideration of the following student financial aid issues. Read More.

  • WASFAA June 2017 Newsletter

    The newest WASFAA newsletter is now available to download and read!

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What's New WASFAA Training

2017 WASFAA Sister Dale Brown Summer Institute
June 5-9, 2017
University of Nevada, Reno

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WASFAA is pleased to pass along CASFAA's news announcing the ever popular "Tax Transcript Decoder©" courtesy of our esteemed colleague and lifetime member of CASFAA Cheryl Foster-Hunt.

2017-18 Tax Transcript Decoder

The tax transcript decoder assists financial aid administrators with completing the verification process for 2017-2018. This publication includes sample 2015 tax returns - Form 1040EZ, Form 1040A and Form 1040 - and related tax transcripts. In addition to these cross-referenced documents, the publication also includes appendix items helpful in the process of verification. Please feel free to share this useful tool with other schools.

A little bit about the Decoder's creator: Cheryl has worked in the financial aid industry for 27 years. For the past 11 years she has provided regulatory and compliance training to higher education professionals across the country. She is a versatile training professional who excels at taking complex information and presenting it in an easy-to-understand, interesting and entertaining way. Cheryl has an uncommon blend of hands-on experience in the financial aid office, strong public speaking skills and the ability to develop and deliver high quality training.

If you have any questions for Cheryl, please feel free to email her at or send her a message through LinkedIn at

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