STUDENT FINANCIAL AID RESEARCH NETWORK
30th Annual SFARN Conference
June 20-21, 2013
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The Student Financial Aid Research Network Conference (SFARN) is the prime venue for leading financial aid researchers to network, seek input, and share expertise with their colleagues. Sessions will focus on new and recently completed research on some of the most prominent issues in student aid today, such as merit-based scholarships, student loan debt, low-income and non-traditional access, trends in state aid programs, and the overarching theme of how students and their families are paying for college.
This year, SFARN will once again use the two-day format, with full days of plenary presentations starting at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 20th. The Conference will continue the morning of Friday, June 21st, and go all day, ending no later than 5:00 p.m. There will be no Saturday sessions, though our room block will carry over Friday night into Saturday.
Registration for this year's conference is $350 if you register by June 10th, and $400 after that date. The registration fee includes Thursday and Friday sessions, all conference materials, 2 lunches, 4 breaks and a reception on Thursday evening. Breakfast is provided for all attendees staying at the Embassy Suites. Online registration will close June 13th, registration after that date must be done onsite at the conference.
You can make your hotel reservations at the Embassy Suites Portland — Downtown [ 319 SW Pine Street, Portland, OR, 97204-2726, (503) 279-9000 ] by calling 1-800-643-7892 or by visiting (http://www.embassyportland.com/). The group code is OPP or request the Group Rate for the Council for Opportunity in Education. The conference room rate is $152 (plus tax). Please make your hotel reservations before May 29, 2013.
Registration for this year's conference will be done online using COE's conference registration system. To start, click on the register link above or click here. This will take you to an Events List. Select "Student Financial Aid Research Network Conference" from the list (Event Code — FAR2013). A Logon ID and Password are needed to continue past this point — if you have attended a SFARN Conference in the past 8 years, your record will be in the system. Click the "log on" link at the bottom of the Event page and follow the instructions in the "How to" guide to find your Logon, and reset your Password.
If you have not attended SFARN previously or you cannot locate your record in our system, you can "Create a new account" by following the same instructions in the aforementioned "How to" guide.
If you require assistance accessing the registration site, please contact Jesse Baker at the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). His e-mail address is (firstname.lastname@example.org). His phone number is (202) 347-7430, Ext. #350.
Thank you for your cooperation as we change the SFARN registration to this new system.
For questions about the conference, please contact Colleen O'Brien by e-mail at (email@example.com).
Colleen T. O'Brien
SFARN Conference Coordinator
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