NDASFAA Conference 2024

April 10-12, 2024

Location | Philanthropy | Committee Meetings|Schedule | Corporate Support


ClubHouse Hotel and Suites

4400 15th Avenue S, Fargo, ND 58103


Matthew’s Voice Project (MVP) is a nonprofit that assists unaccompanied, homeless and at-risk youth by providing basic needs to help them stay in school and ultimately graduate. MVP works with each school district’s Homeless Liaison to identify the most critical and personalized needs for students living in cars, shelters, couch-surfing or sharing space with multiple families.

MVP has identified their most critical needs as:

  • Monetary donations – Click the link and donate today! Please indicate that the donation is for NDASFAA for tracking purposes. You can add “NDASFAA” to the “add a note to your donation” section if paying by PayPal, the “what’s it for?” section if paying by Venmo or the “write a note (optional)” section if paying by debit/credit card.
  • Cash or check also accepted at the conference.
  • Hoodies or leggings in any adult size. A donation box will be available at the conference. Gently used hoodies and leggings in styles that teens will wear are accepted!
  • Gift cards (gas, restaurants, Target, Walmart, etc.)  will be accepted at the conference.
  • Cash, check, gift cards, and clothing donations accepted at the philanthropy table during the conference.

Items most of us take for granted would not be available to students experiencing homelessness without the help of the community. NDASFAA is proud to partner with MVP to lift these students up and help them build a stronger future!


Printable Schedule

*Green text indicates links to presentation materials

Wednesday, April 10

8:30 – 10:00NDASFAA Board Meeting
10:00 – 12:00NDUS Pre-Conference Session
FAFSA Simplification in Campus Connection
Crystal Tangsrud & Sherry Bisek
FA Business Analysts, CTS
11:00 – 12:45Corporate Support Setup
12:00 – 1:00Registration 
1:00 – 1:30Welcome
Matt Sanchez, NDASFAA President
Dr. David Cook, President, North Dakota State University
1:30 – 2:30Mobile Security Presentation
Brad Miller, Director, Information Security, CTS, NDUS
Script/Walk Through Instructions
2:30 – 2:45Philanthropy Project: Matthew’s Voice Project
Kristie Myers, Senior Financial Aid Administrator,
North Dakota State University
2:45 – 3:00Break/Exhibitors
3:00 – 3:30Corporate Support Update
Jennifer Bickel, Education Market Manager,
Bank of North Dakota
3:30Dinner on your own/Drive Home

Thursday, April 11

8:30 – 9:15Breakfast
9:15 – 10:15Burnout and Self-Preservation: Finding Your Balance
Kristine Paranica, Ombudsperson, North Dakota State University
10:15 – 10:45ND University System Update
Brenda Zastoupil, Director of Financial Aid, NDUS
10:45 – 11:00Break/Exhibitors
11:00 – 11:45Moderated FAAC Panel
Crystal Tangsrud, Financial Aid Business Analyst, CTS
Laurie Weber, Director of Financial Aid, Minot State University
Judy Hager, Director of Financial Aid, University of Jamestown
11:45 – 1:15Lunch/NDASFAA Business Meeting
1:15 – 2:00Smart Spending and Saving: What I’ve Learned from Students on How to Financially Survive and Thrive During the College Years
Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald, Dr. Anne Steiger, Endowed Professor,
North Dakota State University
2:00 – 3:00Birds of a Feather
Susan Cordahl, Director of Financial Aid,
Mayville State University
Karrie Huber, Director of Student Financial Services,
University of Mary
3:00 – 3:15Break/Exhibitors
3:15 – 4:00Financial Literacy
Lance Hill, Leader of Education Outreach & Financial Literacy,
Bank of North Dakota
Kyle Patterson, Education Outreach Coordinator, Bank of North Dakota
4:00 – 4:15RMASFAA Update
Matt Sanchez, Director Financial Aid and Scholarships, North Dakota University System
4:15 – 5:00Social

Friday, April 12

8:15 – 8:30Philanthropy Partnership: Matthew’s Voice Project
Kristie Myers, Senior Financial Aid Administrator,
North Dakota State University
8:30 – 9:15How to Survive 24-25
Crystal Tangsrud, FA Business Analyst, CTS
9:15 – 10:00Financial Aid: Voted Off the SEM Island
Matt Sanchez, Director Financial Aid and Scholarships, North Dakota University System
10:00Conference Wrap Up

Corporate Support