Graduate and Professional Concerns Committee

2020 GPCC Symposium

Friday, March 6, 2020

Link to 2020 GPCC Full Symposium Presentation

9:00AM to 4:30 PM
Raytheon Amphitheater – Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Location Details –

8:30 – 9:00 CHECK IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00 – 9:10 OPENING AND WELCOME
9:15 – 10:15 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: GETTING TO KNOW THE F1 VISA PROCESS AND FINANCING OPTIONS
10:30 – 12:00 FOOD SCARCITY ON CAMPUS
12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:30 – 1:40 SPONSOR SESSION – DISCOVER STUDENT LOANS
1:40 – 3:00 CAMPUS FINANCING TRENDS: INCOME SHARE AGREEMENTS
3:00 – 4:00 STUDENT LOAN OVER-BORROWING: A PROBLEM WORTH SOLVING!
4:00 – 4:15 CLOSING REMARKS

Purpose

The mission of the Graduate and Professional Concerns Committee (GPCC) is two-fold:

  1. Provide support to the graduate and professional financial aid community to assist them in serving students; and
  2. Build and strengthen the network of graduate and professional financial aid administrators in Massachusetts.

Composition

The Committee is comprised of one or two appointed chairpersons as well as a number of volunteer committee members. Designated AID members serve as active liaisons to and involved members of the Professional Development and Training, Conference, Communication, and other committees.

Goals & Objectives

  1. Make the GPCC a vital part of the professional life of members that serve graduate and professional students.
    • Update the GPCC section of the MASFAA website to provide valuable resources and reference tools for graduate and professional aid administrators
    • Write articles for the MASFAA newsletter concerning graduate and professional aid issues
    • Compile an all-encompassing list of financial literacy resources targeting graduate and professional students.
  2. Provide professional development and training opportunities that meet the needs of our graduate and professional aid officers.
    • Develop and deliver a one-day information session/symposium related to graduate and professional concerns
    • Organize and present at least two sessions related to graduate and professional concerns at the MASFAA annual conference
    • Explore spring training or networking opportunities
  3. Promote networking opportunities for graduate and professional aid administrators
    • Research the possibility of creating a MASFAA listserv for members serving graduate and professional students
    • Encourage networking during the MASFAA annual conference and the GPCC symposium

Resources

Graduate and Professional Concern Committee Links

Guide to Graduate and Professional Organizations

The following is a partial listing of professional organizations of interest to graduate/professional school financial aid administrators. Be sure to bookmark this page for future reference.

In addition to the resources below, many of MASFAA’s exhibitors also offer materials or financial aid conferences designed to meet the needs of the graduate aid administrator.

As this is a partial list, we welcome any corrections or additions to this list that others may find helpful. Please send an e-mail to one of the GPCC chairpersons.

Business/Management

Dentistry

Law

Medicine

Nursing

Optometry

Social Work

Veterinary

Graduate and Professional Committee Financial Literacy Links

The following is a partial listing of financial literacy links of interest to Graduate/Professional School Financial Aid Officers. As this is a partial list, we welcome any corrections or additions to this list that others may find helpful.
In addition to the resources below, many of MASFAA’s exhibitors offer financial literacy materials.

Committee Members

Maria Morelli
Northeastern University
Co-Chair

Robert Picariello
Northeastern University
Co-Chair

Brandyy Fernandes
Eastern Nazarene College

Janeen Greene
Northeastern University

Monique Howell
Brandeis University

Eric Krupski
New England Law | Boston

Darwin Morency
Sallie Mae

Ireni Rose
Merrimack College

Jasmine Samuels
Boston University

Elizabeth Stavrinos
Simmons University

Maegan Wright
Simmons University