Annual Conference

SUBJECT: RESCHEDULING NOTICE | 2020 All Directors + CCCSFAAA Conference regarding Coronavirus

TO: All Director + CCCSFAAA Attendees

FROM: Vice Chancellor Rhonda Mohr and CCCSFAAA President Michael Dear

Dear 2020 All Directors + CCCSFAAA Training Conference Attendees,

Thank you for your planned participation at our upcoming 2020 All Directors + CCCSFAAA Training Conference scheduled to take place from March 23-26, 2020 in Monterey. Many of you have been in touch with questions regarding the status of the event in relation to COVID-19, so we wanted to provide an update: the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators Association have made the difficult decision to reschedule the upcoming conference. The 2020 All Directors + CCCSFAAA Training Conference will now take place on November 2-5, 2020 at the same venue, the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa. 

We have been closely monitoring statewide updates and responses to COVID-19, as well as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health officials, and epidemiology experts. Through evaluation of the current circumstances, the conference committee, our sponsors, and our major partners have decided that rescheduling is the appropriate step to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our community members and staff. 

Immediate information on rescheduling can be found below.

Hotel Room Refund Information:

  • Hotel rooms will be cancelled directly by the hotel.
  • If you prepaid by check, a refund will be issued to you by the hotel. Please contact the Hyatt Regency’s Finance department (Michael Gomes [email protected] or Jen Giles [email protected]) and reference CCCSFAAA and the guest names.

Registration Information:

  • Registration information and fees for all events (All Directors, FA101, FA Literacy & CCCSFAAA) will be carried forward and applied to the November event.
  • If you are unable to attend in November, please contact the CCCSFAAA Treasurer Elect Melissa Guess at [email protected] for a refund.
  • The Chancellor’s Office has approved the rollover of 2019-20 SFAA/BFAP funds to be spent in 2020-21 fiscal year due to the circumstances that caused the rescheduling of this event. More details to follow via CFAO-all listserv.

Non-Refundable and Late Cancellation Fees:

  • For those who were attending the All Directors and the Financial Wellness training: If you incur late cancellation fees for your transportation or will receive no refunds from your airline, please contact Ruby Nieto at [email protected] for additional information.

Sponsorship Information:

  • Exhibitor and sponsorship fees will also be applied to the November event unless otherwise requested (via email to Dennis Schroeder at [email protected]).
  • We appreciate our partners and hope to see you in November.

Presenter Information:

  • Presenters and moderators will remain the same to the extent possible pending your availability for the new November dates.
  • Event schedule co-coordinators Tina Lent and Tammera Shinar will be in contact with presenters and moderators between now and mid-summer.
  • Any training presentations that were already prepared will be made available to members via the CCCSFAAA website.

We understand this news may come as a disappointment to many of you and express our sincerest apologies, though we appreciate your understanding and flexibility in supporting the safety of all attendees. Should you have any questions, please refer to the Chancellor’s Office website on COVID-19

Thank you,


Rhonda Mohr, Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Special Programs

Michael Dear, CCCSFAAA President

Past Conference Session Handouts

2019 Annual Conference Presentations

Title Presenter(s) Handout
Administering Adds, Drops, and Withdrawals Virginia W Hagins Download
Best Practices to Support the New College Funding Tim Bonnel & Kathy (Linzmeyer) Medina Download
Cal Grant 101   Download
Cal Grant Audits   Download
College Affordability in California: The Need for Greater Investment Laura Szabo-Kubitz Download
Disaster Strikes Jana Cox & Becky McCall Download
Federal Update - NASFAA Stephen Payne Download
How to Make Student Communications Stick Campus Logic Download
Increasing Budgeting and Credit IQ: The Pathway to Increasing Student Success & Retention John Pierson & CJ Juleff Download
Professional Judgment   Download
Resources to Make You a Financial Expert   Download
Return of Title IV Funds: Essential Concepts Virgina W Hagins Download
Round Table Discussion - Secrets to Success from Experienced Directors Mike Dear, Tim Bonnel & Elizabeth Hilton Download
Sierra College's Path to Guided Pathways Dr. Linda Williams Download
The Insides of Financial Aid That Can Work at Your School Racquel Crisp, Brian Heinemann, John Muskavitch Download
Understanding ED Program Review Process Virgina W Hagins Download
Using Data to Inform Financial Literacy Efforts John Pierson & CJ Juleff Download
Verification 2019-2020 Virgina W Hagins Download
What College Costs for Low-Income Californians   Download
What Can We Learn from Greel Light, Red Tape & The Wheelhouse Report Tim Bonnel & Elizabeth Hilton Download

2018 Annual Conference Presentations

Title Presenter(s) Handout
2018-19 Tax Transcript Decoder Cheryl Hunt Download
2018-19 Verification Bruce Honer Download
Be a Better Presenter, Make Better Presentations Wendy Russell Download
Bill Language and Bill Processes Bryan Dickason Download
Creating Engaging Social Media Ernesto Rivera Download
Federal Update Bruce Honer Download
Financial Aid and Immigration Issues   Download
Food and Housing Insecurities Deborah Pruitt
Jessica Smith
R2T4 Modules Bruce Honer Download
Year Round Pell Bruce Honer Download


2018 Financial Aid 101 Pre-Conference Training Presentations

Title Presenter(s) Handout
1040 Case Study - Worksheet   Download
1040 Case Study - Worksheet with Answers   Download
2017-2018 Tax Transcript Decoder   Download
Calculating the EFC   Download
EFC Case Study Details   Download
EFC Resource Sheet   Download
FA Common Acronyms   Download
FA Common Acronyms - With Answers   Download
Professional Judgment: Finding a Reasonable Solution   Download
Tax Returns and Transcripts   Download
Tax Returns and Transcripts - Handout   Download