President's Welcome


Greetings Members,


With much gratitude, I am both pleased and honored to serve FASFAA as your President for the 2017-18 year.  Our organization is one of the largest throughout the country and continues to be successful.  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 Executive Board and I are proud to serve this purpose and are excited for the upcoming year. 


The financial aid realm is an ever-changing landscape with new regulations created or revised constantly.  As such, there is a critical need for advocacy.  Along with training and support, we are planning for increased advocacy both nationally and within the state of Florida.  Our association is comprised of over 700 financial aid professionals. These individuals represent all sectors of the financial aid community, including postsecondary institutions in Florida, lending institutions, state governmental agencies, loan servicing agencies, and other organizations that support financial aid administration.  I truly believe that there is “strength in numbers.”  As one of the largest state associations in the country, we have the ability to influence federal and state financial aid regulations.  In order to do so, we need to continue to grow our membership and have active members involved in various endeavors.  There will be many opportunities for each of you to get involved.  Such opportunities will offer personal and professional growth as well as valuable networking opportunities.  I encourage you to participate and get involved. Complete the volunteer form as volunteers are needed throughout the year.


This past year, FASFAA turned 50!  It is such a great honor to be a part of an organization that has a rich history and heritage.  As we look towards the next 50 years and build upon our success, we will look to our membership and the need to foster future volunteers and leaders. We do so while drawing upon the wealth of knowledge and support from our current members, past executive board members and Presidents to preserve our culture. 


Please visit the website and various social media sites to remain current on all association activities, training opportunities and schedules, committee reports, as well as other updates throughout the year.





The Executive Board and I look forward to serving you throughout this year in support of our conference theme “Cruising Into The Future By Strengthening our Bond”.  Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or needs this upcoming year.



Thank you again for your support and please get involved!





Thomas Vo

2017-18 FASFAA President

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