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  • Conference 2020
    Save the Date!

    WASFAA Conference 2020 will be in HAWAII.
    Join us on the beautiful island of O’ahu
    April 6-8, 2020 at the
    Hilton Hawaiian Village
    Waikiki Beach Resort
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    President's Highlights - October - Scott Cline

    Fall is certainly in the air, as campuses start filling up with students both new and returning. Here in California anyway, the summer weather seems to be intensifying, if anything. It’s hot! And busy! Although maybe the same can’t be said for our neighbors up north,


  • 2019 Jerry R. Sims Management & Leadership Institute

    The Jerry R. Sims WASFAA Management & Leadership Institute (MLI) is WASFAA’s premier professional development event for financial aid directors, associate or assistant directors, and other student financial aid professionals in management and leadership roles. MLI offers attendees a unique opportunity to network with their peers in a collaborative and engaging cohort setting, led by experienced faculty who are themselves accomplished leaders within their institutions and in the financial aid community Click Here for More Information and to register.

  • WASFAA October 2019 Newsletter

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

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What's New WASFAA Training

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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