NDASFAA Conference 2023


Radisson Hotel, Bismarck

605 E Broadway Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501

Philanthropy Project

A ministry of serving the poor and needy with dignity and respect. They receive no government funding and rely solely on the hearts of others to provide for the needs of the Soup Café.

They offer a free all you can eat hot meal Monday – Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturdays from 11am to 5 pm. Each day, two homemade soups, two sandwiches, salad bar, dessert, and a beverage are provided free of charge. Patrons can eat as much as they want as long as they don’t waste food. No one goes away hungry!

Every dollar counts! Please consider donating any amount to this year’s philanthropy project!

Donate here! Or bring your donation with you to the conference.


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Wednesday, March 29

Session Details

8:30 – 10:00NDASFAA Board Meeting
10:00 – 12:00NDUS Pre-Conference Session
Catching Up With Campus Connection
Excel Power Query – Hands On
Crystal Tangsrud & Sherry Bisek
FA Business Analysts, CTS
11:00 – 12:45Corporate Support Setup
12:00 – 1:00Registration 
1:00 – 1:30Welcome
Sheila Dolan, NDASFAA President
Monsignor Shea, President, University of Mary
1:30 – 2:30NASFAA Update/ A Journey From Poverty…
Helped By A Financial Aid Officer

Brad Barnett, NASFAA National Chair
2:30 – 2:45Break/Exhibitors
2:45 – 3:30SAP Appeals vs. Workshops
Christopher Simpson, Senior Director of Financial Aid Bellevue University
3:30 – 3:45Philanthropy Project:
Heaven’s Helpers Soup Kitchen
Brenda Zastoupil, DEI Committee Co-Chair
3:45 – 4:45How One School Estimated the Impact of the New
FAFSA, and How You Can Too

Brad Barnett, NASFAA National Chair
4:45Dinner on your own

Thursday, March 30

7:30 – 8:15Breakfast 
8:15 – 9:15FAFSA Simplification
Cathy Mueller, Executive Director, Mapping Your Future
9:15 – 9:45State Grant Awarding/ NDUS Update
Brenda Zastoupil, Director of Financial Aid, NDUS
9:45 – 10:15RMASFAA Update
Lindsey Benson, RMASFAA Treasurer
10:15 – 10:30Break/Exhibitors
10:30 – 11:30When Your “Business” Impacts Your “Business”
(A Mental Health Discussion)
Lou Murray, Sr., Account Executive, Earnest Student Loans
11:30 – 11:45Corporate Support Update
Kelvin Hullet, Chief Business Development Office,
Bank of North Dakota
11:45 – 1:15Lunch/NDASFAA Business Meeting
Business Meeting Agenda
Business Meeting Minutes – 04/07/22 UNAPPROVED
Treasurer’s Report & Balance Sheet
Awareness Committee Annual Report
Conference Committee Annual Report
DEI Annual Report
Electronics Initiatives Committee Annual Report
Professional Development Committee Annual Report
1:15 – 2:45Student Panel Discussion –
Issues Facing College Students
2:45 – 3:00Break/Exhibitors
3:00 – 3:45Things will be great (well, maybe) when you
go ChatGPTChatGPT

Cathy Mueller, Executive Director, Mapping Your Future
3:45 – 4:30Birds of a Feather
5:30 – 6:30Social

Friday, March 31

7:30 – 8:15Breakfast 
8:15 – 8:30Philanthropy Project:
Heaven’s Helpers Soup Kitchen

Brenda Zastoupil, DEI Committee Co-Chair
8:30 – 9:30GLBA Compliance and the Safeguards Rule
Brad Miller, Director, Information Security, CTS, NDUS
10:30 Conference Wrap Up