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35th Annual SFARN Conference
Austin, TX
June 7-8, 2018

Call for Proposals | Hotel | Register

The Student Financial Aid Research Network (SFARN) seeks proposals for presentations at the 35th Annual Conference to be held in Austin, Texas. The Annual SFARN conference brings together some of the nation's leading researchers in the financial aid field and related areas to present and discuss current and upcoming research.

Proposals should be based on national, state or institutional level research or inquiries on student aid, college costs & affordability, access, retention, and completion, or related issues. Proposals may be for individual papers or panel discussions. Young scholars and those new to field are encouraged to attend AND present.

Proposal forms (.pdf) should be submitted via e-mail to ( by 5:00 p.m. EST, Thursday, February 8, 2018. Questions should be sent to SFARN Conference Coordinator Sureima Santillan at (

SFARN participants come from faculties, staff and students of postsecondary institutions, federal agencies, education associations, think tanks, and state grant and loan agencies. The Network was created by members of NASSGAP and NCHELP in the 1980's to encourage and disseminate research to inform public policies at the state and federal levels.

Sureima I. Santillan
SFARN Conference Coordinator