2018 Sister Dale Brown Summer Institute: Financial Aid Fundamentals


2018 WASFAA Sister Dale Brown Summer Institute
June 4-8, 2018
University of Nevada, Reno

NEW this year! Advance Track
Beginner Track - 0-2 years experience
Intermediate Track - 2-5 years experience
Advanced Track - 5+ years experience

Please refer to the information posted below about the training schedule to help determine which track is right for you. If you still need help, please contact the chair, Kelley Christianson (Kelley.C@cwu.edu).

Registration Fees:
 On Campus Double Occupancy* - $775
 Commuter - $525
 2018-2019 Membership - $50

All meals from dinner Monday to breakfast on Friday are provided. For on campus participants, housing is provided in UNR Residence Halls. All rooms are double occupancy. A small selection of single occupancy rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional $150.

Please register by May 9 to ensure full access to materials and giveaways. Registration will be available until capacity has been reached. Each track has limited space, so register early. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Laura Hughes, SDBSI Registrar at lhughes@lcsc.edu.

If the Registration website has issues, please contact support@wasfaa.org

All other questions should be directed to WASFAA SDBSI Chair:
Kelley Christianson,
Kelley.C@cwu.edu or 509-963-3044


About Sister Dale Brown Summer Institute

Summer Institute is a 5 day training on financial aid administration. Three tracks are available: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Each track will receive specialized training from NASFAA University/WASFAA created curriculum. Using the NASFAA University materials allow each participate that graduates from SDBSI to credential in provided topics at no additional cost. In addition to training sessions, participate will work on case studies and network in small groups lead by our experienced faculty.


Laura Hughes, Co-Chair
Director of Financial Aid
Lewis-Clark State College

Kelley Christianson, Co-Chair
Associate Director of Student Financial Services
Central Washington University

Kay Soltis
Title IV Compliance Officer
Pacific Lutheran University

Nick Valdivia
Director of Financial Aid
California State University - Long Beach

Kaleo Domingo
Financial Aid Manager
Hawai'i Community College

Shellee Kilbride
Director of Student Finance
Prospect Education

Calvin Black
Financial Aid Advisor
University of Nevada Reno

Sarah Everitt
Director of Financial Aid Operations
Gonzaga University

Ryan West
Director of Financial Aid & Veterans
Chemeketa Community College

Dwight Berreth
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Northwest Nazarene University

Jose Quiroga
Financial Aid Advisor
University of Nevada Reno