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    Why Join WASFAA?
    WASFAA's mission is to promote financial aid awareness and educational opportunities for students by providing professional development opportunities for its members. WASFAA's eight states and territories are comprised of Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Islands.

    Training opportunities, Networking and Developing Friendships, Professional Development that Helps Members Grow Outside their Current Position... And More!

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    President's Highlights - November - Ashley Munro

    October was a very busy month. As president, I had the opportunity to attend and present at four state conferences: IASFAA in Boise, WFAA in Yakima, NAFAA in Reno and CASFAA in Palm Desert. I am grateful for the chance to talk with many of you in person and to learn from you. My favorite speaker was Idaho state representative Melissa Wintrow, who spoke about civility. (Since Iím writing this message on Election Day, it seems fitting to ponder her words today.)


  • 2018 WASFAA Talking Points

    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 that were included in the House PROSPER Higher Education Act (HEA). Read More of the Talking Points.

  • WASFAA November 2018 Newsletter

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

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What's New WASFAA Training

2018 WASFAA Jerry R. Sims Management & Leadership Institute
November 7-9, 2018
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe, Arizona

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WASFAA is pleased to present our Fall 2018 Regional Training events

"You Said What?!  Effective Communication Tools A-SAP." 

Spend a day with our NASFAA Credentialed Trainers. Learn and practice new skills to assertively communicate and negotiate in critical situations.  Session includes Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) NASFAA-U credential preparation, study guide and credential test voucher. This is over $600 value if purchased directly through NASFAA but WASFAA is offering this for the bargain rate of $55 for current WASFAA members, $105 includes a 2018-19 WASFAA membership, or $105 for non-members. You will also receive a copy of the book “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High”

Click here to find a location, date and register for WASFAA Fall Training near you.

We are also offering a limited number of condensed version pre or post conference sessions on the same topic.  Click here to see and register for the available conference events.

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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.

2019-20 Tax Transcript Decoder

The tax transcript decoder assists financial aid administrators with completing the verification process for 2018-2020. This publication includes sample 2016 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 28 years. For the past 12 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

Prior Year Tax Transcript Decoder©:

2018-19 Tax Transcript Decoder

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