The annual WASFAA conference is a unique training and professional development opportunity that will equip Financial Aid Administrators (FAA) with the tools necessary to better serve students and families.
Each year, more than 300 student aid professionals from across the Western region attend the conference to learn, network, and share best practices.
Keeping up with the ever-changing laws and regulations that govern the Title IV student financial aid programs has become increasingly difficult.
With a new Administration it will be important for FAAs to know what the new President and Congress has in store for student financial aid administration. FAAs will need to determine how it will affect our students and institutions. It is crucial that we stay up-to-date and how to implement any required changes to remain in compliance.
Conference attendees will benefit from individual guidance from U.S. Department of Education trainers, networking with our NASFAA colleagues and learning about support programs and software innovations from our partner exhibitors.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Deadline is March 10, 2017 at 5 p.m. PST. Refunds will be processed automatically for registration cancellation by this deadline. All request for refunds after the March 10, 2017, 5 p.m. PST refund deadline must be submitted in writing. Please include the name of the participant who is canceling, the reason for the request and the address to which a refund check, if the request is approved, should be mailed. Send your request to WASFAA Treasurer, Mindy Bergeron at E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX: (925) 969-3390, and copy Laura Hughes, Registrar at email@example.com.
If you have any questions about this, please email: Kay W. Soltis, Conference Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year the WASFAA organization will be supporting the following charitable organization - Youth Care, learn more about this outstanding organization http://www.youthcare.org/ and how you can help.
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The Westin Seattle
The Westin Seattle raises the bar when it comes to offering the grandest accommodations in downtown Seattle. Views of the cityscape, Cascade Mountains, and Space Needle are all generously provided in rooms that have floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies. The hotel’s cylindrical design is a standout against Seattle’s famous destinations such as Century Link and Pike Place Market.
In and Around
The hotel conference rate is $169 for a traditional single or double plus taxes and charges. A deluxe water view rate is $199 plus taxes and chares for a single or double. The rates are available until March 9 or our room block is filled.
Reservations may be made online at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/WASFAA2017
Note: An early departure fee of $50.00 will apply if an attendee checks out prior to the confirmed checkout date.
Make your reservations soon as the Westin Seattle is a very popular hotel and rooms will go quickly.
Airport – Seattle Tacoma (SEA) International Airport
Round trip transportation to/from the SeaTac airport is easy and accessible by car, shuttle, taxi, Light rail and of course Uber.
Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA) Travel Distance to the Westin Seattle: Approximately 24.14 km/15.0 miles.
Downtown Airporter by Shuttle Express
Uber is another great way to get around the city. Download the app and get a driver to come directly to you. Learn More.
More information can be obtained and arranged by contacting the Westin http://www.westinseattle.com/transportation.
Available inside Westin Seattle
Exit Westin Seattle through valet entrance, 1 level below Lobby
Exit Westin Seattle on 5th Avenue, Lobby Level-
Local Catholic Churches
Christ of Hope - 206-448-8826
Plymouth Congregational Church - 206-622-4865
Saint James Cathedral - 206-622-3559
Sacred Heart of Jesus - 206-284-4680
Synagogues near the Seattle Westin
Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue
Temple De Hirsch Sinai