Training and Workshops

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COVID Professional Judgement and American Rescue Plan Requirements

April 20, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m. ET

Professional Judgements are on the rise. Our presenters, Sage Stachowiak and Vanessa Richmond will review Professional Judgement case studies and the requirements of the American Rescue Plan.

Sage Crary Stachowiak has worked as a Financial Aid Director, New Start Program Director, and Financial aid consultant for the better part of 15 years. In her current role as the Director of Financial Aid for Southern CT State University, she is part of a strong network of financial aid and enrollment management leaders moving higher education into a new frontier. Having served nearly every type of institution, from four year private, to four year public, graduate and professional only and for profit, she brings a wealth of experience and perspective. She is also serving as the President-Elect for CAPFAA, and was recently interviewed by General Mark Brown, Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid and was featured in the 2020 Federal Student Aid Conference opening remarks for innovation in higher education during these trying times.

Vanessa Richmond has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Aid. She is currently VP, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at Porter and Chester Institute; formerly she served as Director of Financial Aid and Compliance at the CT Center for Massage Therapy. She is a Past President of CAPFAA and recipient of CAPFAA’s P. Jerome Cunningham Award, Lifetime Member Award and Magic of Mentoring Award. She currently is serving CAPFAA as Constitution and By-laws Chair. Over the years, Vanessa has worked on many CAPFAA committees and presented a variety of sessions at CAPFAA workshops and conferences. Vanessa graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a double major in Psychology and Linguistics.

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Trends in Higher Education: A Year Like No Other!

April 27, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m. ET

Join this session to discuss the latest findings of higher education trends, including enrollment changes, the cost of going to college, and financial aid changes over time. This session also includes the influence of degree attainment on unemployment rate. Short-term trends will be discussed, based on the past year of constant changes, including coverage of 2021 trends so far.

Katrina Delgrosso is the Head of Mid Atlantic Campus & Event Development at College Ave Student Loans and is responsible for campus development in the states of PA, MD, DE and DC, also serving in a national role with high school outreach efforts. Kat has been in the financial aid industry for over 27 years and was previously at The College Board, Syracuse University, University of Rochester, and in student loans for many years. She is currently the EASFAA Membership Chair, on the EASFAA conference committee, and also volunteers within PASFAA extensively. Kat earned a B.S. in Economics from Penn State University.

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EASFAA LEADS is a division of the Training Committee with the explicit goal of Leadership Development for members of the EASFAA Community. We are not talking Financial Aid “nuts & bolts” here! Our goal is to set you on the path to advance your career through leadership training opportunities, which will build the confidence and skills that you need to move towards that next step – be it within EASFAA itself, your current organization, or beyond. Come join us at the table and learn how to build your Executive Presence. 

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