Sample Institute Schedule

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Below is the schedule for the Institute on Financial Aid. 

Monday, October 16th
7:30–8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:30–8:45 a.m. Welcome
8:45–9:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote - Joe Garcia, President, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

9:45–10:15 a.m. Faculty Introductions
10:15–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.–12:00 Financial Aid Forms and Applications
12:00–12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45–1:15 p.m. Small Group: Getting to Know You
1:30–2:30 p.m. Security and Confidentiality
2:30–3:30 p.m. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
3:30–3:45 p.m. Break
3:45–4:30 p.m. Determining Cost of Attendance and Need  
4:30–5:00 p.m. Small Group: Monday Recap
5:00–6:30 p.m. Reception
Tuesday, October 17th
7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30–9:30 a.m. Types of Aid: Gift Aid/ Types of Aid: Self Help & Loans
9:30–10:15 a.m. Federal Methodology
10:15–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30–11:30 a.m. Small Group: FM Case Studies
11:30–12:00 p.m. FM Debrief
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. Verification
2:00–2:15 p.m. Break
2:15–3:15 p.m. Loans Origination, Processing, and PELL
3:15–3:30 p.m. Break
3:30–5:00 p.m. Communicating with Families  
Wednesday, October 18th
7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30–9:30 a.m. Ethics and Stewardship  
9:35–10:35 a.m. Veterans
9:35–10:35 a.m. Policy Engagement 
10:35–10:45 a.m. Break
10:45–11:45 a.m. Toolbox for Managing a Financial Aid Office
10:45–11:45 a.m. Registration for Experienced Institute
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:45–1:00 p.m. Welcome
1:00–2:30 p.m. Taxes-NEW
1:00–2:30 p.m. Taxes-Experienced 
2:30–2:45 p.m. Break
2:45–3:45 p.m. Packaging Strategies  
3:45–5:00 p.m. Small Group: Packaging Strategies
5:00–6:30 p.m. Reception
Thursday, October 19
7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30–9:00 a.m. Intro to Institutional Methodology (IM)
9:00–10:00 a.m. IM-New
9:00–10:00 a.m. IM-Experienced
10:00–10:15 a.m. Break
10:15–11:45 a.m. IM Case Studies
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45–2:15 p.m. Professional Judgment
2:15–2:30 p.m. Break
2:30–3:30 p.m. Non-traditional students
3:30–3:45 p.m. Break
3:45–5:00 p.m. Enrollment Management
Friday, October 20th
7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30–9:30 a.m. Financial Literacy and Debt Management
9:30–10:45 a.m. Counseling Strategies
10:45–11:00 a.m. Break
11:00–12:15 p.m. Getting from Here to There
12:15–12:30 p.m. Closing & Evaluations
12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch & Departure