Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA) is an anchor
for its membership. Professionals, both new and seasoned, from public and
private four-year colleges & universities, community colleges, graduate
& professional schools, career schools, student lending organizations,
guarantors, consulting groups, government agencies, and financial aid software
companies find value in SASFAA membership.
Benefits of SASFAA membership include networking with experienced
colleagues, up-to-date information on federal changes and new aid programs,
participation in important legislative advocacy efforts, nationally renowned training programs for all levels, an active listserv and Nine News blog that allow constant communication with your peers (including
financial aid announcements, relevant articles and job postings), volunteer
opportunities and leadership positions, and a 4-day annual conference that invites experts from the U.S. Department of Education and
financial aid organizations throughout the country to share knowledge and best
Membership dues are only $35.
If you haven’t already, consider joining SASFAA or renewing your membership today! We
look forward to serving you.
Our SASFAA long range plan is set
to be reviewed and updated in 2022. In
order to prepare for this review President Oliver has given me the opportunity
to chair the Legacy-Long Range Planning Committee. I am happy to have on the committee; Marian
Dill- Lee University, Amy Berrier-UNC Greensboro, and Heather Boutell-
Bellarmine. Our task is to ensure that
goals and objectives are being met within the time frame set.
President Oliver also has given
me the task of ensuring our Legacy (SASFAA’s) continues to serve the purpose as
to which it was created.
Why was SASFAA created you may
ask; because individuals had a vision and desire to provide an avenue for a
support and resource network which provides training opportunities that enable
and enhance the ethical delivery of educational resources to students, to
cultivate personal and professional leadership development among our members,
and to advocate for public policies that support financial aid programs.
What does legacy mean to
you? I am sure we all may have a
different idea of what legacy means, and I was surprised to find so many
different definitions, depending on the context in which used. I believe that legacy is something that is
passed on to us whether by family, culture or organizations. As a member of SASFAA I am proud of the
Legacy of SASFAA!
SASFAA’s Legacy, comes at us from
the past, and affects our present and also our future. We must as members of
our regional association remember that the life of SASFAA’s Legacy is in our
hands and it’s our responsibility to preserve and develop it into something
that we are proud to pass on to our future members. We must continue to provide training
opportunities to better serve our students and their families, and to ensure
that we cultivate future leaders within our association, in doing this SASFAA’S
Legacy will continue.
With this year’s theme: “Optimizing Student Success through Advocacy
Support and Outreach, SASFAA’s Legacy will live on”.