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I have heard it many times at conferences and training events when the wonderful people that make up the financial aid profession all gather, that no one knowingly sets out to become a financial aid professional. But once the profession takes you in, it is...

When I stumbled into the world of financial aid, there was so much to learn. Eleven years later, there’s still so much more to learn. The biggest challenge to overcome was the language barrier. Language barrier? Oh yes - financial aid has abbreviations, acronyms, and...

Wow, is it really over already? I can’t believe how fast this year went by and I can’t believe another CAFAA conference has come and gone. To everyone who attended – I sure hope you learned a lot and made new CAFAA friends. To everyone...

David Lucci and I had the honor of representing CAFAA at the NASFAA Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. We were joined by our esteemed Colorado colleagues, Barbara Marshall (CU Boulder) and Theresa Lavin (CCD). During this conference we were able to meet with the Legislative...

Did you take a personal finance course in college? Does your college or university currently offer financial literacy and wellness courses or workshops? Well, my college did and I am better for having taking the course. Perhaps that is where some of my passion to...

Hello CAFAA! Our 51st annual conference is taking place May 2 – 4, 2018 in beautiful Black Hawk, Colorado at the Ameristar Resort, & Spa. The Annual Conference Planning Committee has been doing some fantastic work creating an informative, productive, fun program. The sessions are...

If you are like me, then you feel yourself becoming more disconnected from the younger generation every year. After all, I was carrying around a flip phone when I was in school and the availability of Facebook had just arrived at most college campuses. A study...