Call for Proposals to Present at the 36th Annual Student Financial Aid Research Network (SFARN) Conference

January 30, 2019

The Student Financial Aid Research Network (SFARN) seeks proposals for presentations at the 36th Annual Conference to be held in Atlanta, GA. Proposals should be based on national, state or institutional level research or inquiries on student aid, college costs, student access, choice, and retention issues, or related matters.

Proposals may be for individual papers or panel discussions. The conference uses a plenary session format in which presentations are made to the entire audience (approximately 75-100 participants). Individual presentations are usually limited to 30 minutes, while panels may be up to one hour.

To submit a proposal for the 36th Annual Conference, please fill out the form located at (

More Information on SFARN —We are pleased to announce that the 36th Annual Student Financial Aid Research Network (SFARN) Conference registration is open and invite you to attend! This year’s conference will be held in Atlanta, GA during June 6-7, 2019 at the Hilton Atlanta. The SFARN Conference is the prime venue for leading financial aid researchers to network, seek input, and share expertise with their colleagues from colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, membership associations, and other non-profit organizations. Sessions will focus on new and recently completed research on some of the most prominent issues in student aid today, such as merit-based scholarships, student loan debt, low-income and non-traditional access, trends in state aid programs, and the overarching theme of how students and their families are paying for college. We have a great line-up of speakers committed to share their expertise, know-how, and lessons learned in all aspects of student financial aid and helping students to and through college.

The early rate for SFARN is $400 until May 17, 2019. After that date, the registration is $450. You can register using this link here. Call (404) 659-2000 or click here to make hotel reservations. Conference code is COE.

For more info, please contact SFARN Conference Coordinator Sureima Santillan at ( or visit the SFARN 2019 conference page. We hope you will join us for two days of learning, networking, and sharing.