Check out these Conference Events!


The 2018 fall conference is 2 & ½ weeks away, are you ready?! Check out the Conference Events page and get excited!

  • Wednesday Evening: TASFAA Awards with Appetizers and Cash Bar, 5:15-6:15
  • Thursday Morning: 5K Fun Run/Walk through Moody Gardens, 6:30 (actual shirt color is different than the rendering pictured)
  • Thursday Dinner/Entertainment: Island themed dinner, featuring The Slags! Come dressed in your best island/Hawaiian/beach attire and be ready to DANCE!

If you’re at the store this weekend consider purchasing donation items for the Children’s Center of Galveston. Needed items can be found here.

Volunteers are still needed, so please complete the Google based volunteer interest form and play a part!

Haven’t registered yet? It’s not too late! Register now, and visit the conference mini site to see the conference agenda and hotel overflow information.

We’ll see you in Galveston soon! #itsislandtime

~Christina, Jael and the Fall Conference Committee

Hotel Options – Book Yours Today!

If you were unable to book a room at Moody Gardens these hotels have rooms! Please see the attached map which indicates where each hotel is located in comparison to Moody Gardens. Uber and Lyft are both available on the island for those who won’t have a car and don’t want to walk to Moody Gardens (I don’t blame you).

Galveston Hotel Map.docx

Comfort Inn & Suites Beachfront
Tuesday, 10/02, $84
Wednesday, 10/03, $96
Thursday, 10/04, $99
Free WiFi
Free parking
No shuttle

Courtyard Galveston Island
$119 per night (lower rates available for members or pre-pay options)
Free WiFi
Free parking
Shuttle available

Hilton Galveston Island
$112 per night, single room
$143 per night, double room
Free WiFi for Hilton members (free to join)
Self parking, $8 per day
No shuttle

Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront
$72.95 per night
Free WiFi
Free parking
No shuttle

We appreciate your flexibility with hotel accommodations and look forward to seeing you soon at the 2018 TASFAA conference in Galveston!

~Christina and Jael

Greetings from TASFAA’s President

Dear TASFAA Members,

Wow . . . it’s hard to believe that the fall semester is already in full swing and that the 2018 Fall Conference (October 3 – 5) is just around the corner.

I hope you will join me at the beautiful and relaxing Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas. There will be many opportunities for professional development and training, networking, recognition of our colleagues and friends, and so much more.

As if that were not enough, I’m excited to report that for the first time ever TASFAA is offering two NASFAA credential trainings–Verification and Needs Analysis. These concurrent sessions are being offered (for the inaugural event) FREE of charge to registered conference attendees on Wednesday, October 3rd from 8AM-12PM. Register now on our registration page under Pre-Conference Sessions.

Early bird registration ends this Friday (September 7) so be sure to visit the 2018 Fall Conference page and register today!

I look so forward to seeing you all in Galveston in just a few short weeks. TASFAA, it’s island time!

Christopher D. Murr, Ph.D.

TASFAA President


TASFAA Mentor/Protégé and What it Means to Me!

The TASFAA mentor/protégé program has been so valuable to me over the past several months. Our institution has faced so many challenges and having my mentor to draw experience from has been invaluable. The kind words of encouragement when I just needed an ear that understood will always be remembered fondly and I have built a friendship for life.  I am so thankful for this program and what it has meant to me. Please keep up the great work!


Kind Regards,


Melissa Jones
Financial Aid Advisor
Loan Officer and Hazlewood Official

Temple College
2600 South First Street
Temple, TX 76504-7435
P: 254-298-8323  F: 254-298-8252
1-800-460-4636 Ext 8323