The purpose of FASFAA is to develop and maintain professional standards of financial aid administration, to promote cooperation and communication among its members, and to promote and endorse student financial aid programs that are consistent with good professional practice.
The programs and services that support the purpose of FASFAA are designed to:
- Enhance the professional competency of financial aid administrators, high school guidance counselors, and others concerned with the support and administration of financial aid through regular publications, workshops, conferences, research and training materials.
- Facilitate communication between educational institutions and sponsors of student financial aid funds through an exchange of ideas, information and experience.
- Promote an awareness of financial aid to students, parents, the secondary and post-secondary education community, and to other groups that may be identified.
We acknowledge the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is inclusive and respects diversity. We will continue to do our utmost to be an organization that is represented by individuals from a variety of ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.
Persons associated with the administration of student financial assistance programs in post-secondary institutions of educational or government agencies are eligible for regular membership. Persons who are working for lending institutions, secondary school systems, or private, community, or civic organizations may be associate members.
Training & Conferences
Training is essential to the financial aid profession. Members are provided with many opportunities to learn and understand the rules and regulations that govern the profession. Training is conducted at semi-annual conferences and workshops. The conferences and workshops serve as forums for the discussion of developments and issues related to financial aid and post-secondary education funding.
An employment exchange is available to individuals seeking employment in the financial aid field. Names and addresses of job seekers and available positions are kept on file and information is exchanged in a timely, confidential fashion.
The FASFAA Brochure provides general information on our organization.
The FASFAA Newsletter is published to keep members in touch with issues affecting financial aid, legislative concerns, management tips and member news. Members are encouraged to submit articles and news items for publication.
The Membership Directory is available online to all members. It includes names, addresses, and phone numbers of FASFAA members. You may search members individually and by institution. In addition, members' names are cross-indexed by region.
Awards for outstanding service to FASFAA and the financial aid community, including Distinguished Service, Lifetime Membership, and Certificates of Appreciation, are presented by the Executive Board.
FASFAA is affiliated with the Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA) and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), with numerous FASFAA members actively involved with both organizations.