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Professional Associations

National, regional and state professional organizations allow financial aid officials and educators to network, gather information and share ideas.

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Financial Aid National Professional Associations

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
NASFAA has two web pages. The NASFAA Public Page is aimed at students and parents and includes copies of NASFAA's Timely Information for Parents and Students (TIPS) and Cash for College publications. The NASFAA Information Page is aimed at association members and includes World Wide Web access to NASFAA's Postsecondary Education Network (PEN). NASFAA provides many tools of use to financial aid administrators, such as the staffing model, salary survey, membership directory, the Encyclopedia of Student Financial Aid, forms bank and several newsletters.

National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs (NASSGAP)
NASSGAP is a national association for state grant and loan programs. Their site provides information about their semi-annual NASSGAP conferences, a list of NASSGAP members and state web sites, links to legislative areas of interest and links to other financial aid web sites. For more information, send email to Dennis Obergfell at dobergfe@ssaci.state.in.us.

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
NACUBO is a nonprofit professional organization for college and university business officers and campus financial administrators. Their web site includes an article from Business Officer about their tuition discounting survey. For more information call 1-202-861-2500, fax 1-202-861-2583, write to National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, or send email to Pierce McManus at pmcmanus@nacubo.nche.edu.

National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA)
NAFA is a national professional organization for college personnel who advise students on applying for prestigious scholarships and fellowships like the Truman, Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships. For more information, write to info@nafadvisors.org.

Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC)
PESC is a non-profit umbrella organization established in 1997 to promote the adoption of data exchange standards in education. It publishes the Standard, a monthly newsletter, and holds an annual conference on technology and standards.

Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations (COHEAO)
COHEAO is a membership organization comprised of roughly 300 schools and commercial loan collectors. It is focused primarily on the Federal Perkins loan program and other campus-based student loan programs.

National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA)
NSPA is a national professional organization for scholarship sponsors.

568 Presidents' Group
The 568 Presidents' Group is named after Section 568 of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994, which allows colleges that admit students on a need-blind basis to discuss approaches to awarding non-federal student aid. The 568 group discusses common principles of institutional need analysis and common institutional need analysis forms. The 568 group does not and cannot discuss or share information about institutional aid for individual students. This antitrust exemption expires on September 30, 2008.

Coalition of State University Aid Administrators (COSUAA)
COSUAA is focused on the needs of financial aid administrators at large public universities.

The College Board
The College Board represents more than 5,200 colleges, universities and other higher education organizations.

American Council on Education (ACE)
The American Council on Education represents more than 1,800 accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities. It also represents other higher education-related associations and tries to act as a unifying voice for these organizations.

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
SCUP publishes a quarterly report about trends in higher education demographics, economy, environment, learning, politics and technology, Trends to Watch in Higher Education. For more information, write to Society of College and University Planning (SCUP), 339 East Liberty Street, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

Educause
Educause promotes the use of information technology in higher education.

National Association of Veterans' Program Administrators
NAVPA is a professional organization for college personnel who administer veterans programs, including the GI Bill and other veterans education aid programs.

National Institute of Certified College Planners
NICCP is a national organization for financial planners who are interested in college financial planning. They created a "Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS)" credential for their members who pass a relatively simple test of knowledge of student financial aid.

National Partnership for Educational Access
NPEA is a national organization for education professionals who are focused on eliminating barriers to access to and success in college.

Financial Aid Regional Professional Associations

Association of Black Admission and Financial Aid Officers of the Ivy League and Sister Schools, Inc. (ABAFAOILSS)
ABAFAOILSS is a group of admissions and financial aid professionals at Ivy League and similar schools who work to help students from historically underrepresented groups with the transition from high school to college. Their focus is on the policies and practices that affect students of color.

DE-DC-MD Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (Tristate)

Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (EASFAA)

Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA)

Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (RMASFAA)

Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA)

Southwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SWASFAA)

Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA)

Financial Aid State Professional Associations

Many of the state associations include links to the home pages of the state's postsecondary institutions.

Alabama Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA)

Alaska Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA)

Arizona Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA)

Arkansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA)

California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Colorado Association of Financial Aid Administrators (CAFAA)

Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA)

Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA)

Georgia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (GASFAA)

Hawaii Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PACFAA)

Idaho Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA)

Illinois Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (ILASFAA)

Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA)

Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA)

Kansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA)
This web site provides information for KASFAA members and also basic information for students, families and counselors. It includes links to various financial aid information resources. For more information about the site, contact Mike Weatherred by calling 1-316-341-5457, faxing 1-316-341-6088, writing to Mike Weatherred, Emporia State University, 1200 Commercial, Box 4038, Emporia, KS 66801, or sending email to weatherm@esumail.emporia.edu.

Kentucky Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA)

Louisiana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (LASFAA)

Maine Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA) (previously www.me-masfaa.org)

Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA)

Michigan Student Financial Aid Association (MSFAA)

Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators (MAFAA)

Mississippi Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA)

Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel (MASFAP)

Montana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA)

Nebraska Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NeASFAA)

Nevada Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NAFAA)

New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NHASFAA)

New Jersey Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJASFAA)

New Mexico Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NMASFAA)

New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA)

North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA)

North Dakota Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NDASFAA)

Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA)

Oklahoma Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA)

Oregon Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA)

Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA)

Puerto Rico Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PRASFAA)

Rhode Island Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (RIASFAA)

South Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SCASFAA)

South Dakota Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SDASFAA)

Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA)

Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA)
The TASFAA web page includes a membership directory and list of the board of directors, a TASFAA newsgroup, TASFAA news, a calendar of events, committee reports and back issues of the TASFAA newsletter.

Utah Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (UASFAA)

Vermont Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA)

Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA)
VASFAA's site includes a database of information about Virginia institutions of higher education.

Washington Financial Aid Association (WFAA)

West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WVASFAA)

Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA)
The WASFAA web page includes information for students and parents, such as early awareness and material for high school guidance counselors, such as a financial aid slide show, in addition to information of interest to financial aid administrators. Comments about the page should be sent to pgeorge@uwsp.edu.

Wyoming Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WYASFAA)

International Financial Aid Professional Associations

Australian and New Zealand Financial Aid Association (ANZFAA)
ANZFAA provides training and support to Australian and New Zealand financial aid administrators concerning financial aid for US citizens studying in Australian and New Zealand colleges and universities (both as regular students and participants in study abroad programs).

Student Loan Trade Associations

Guidance Counselor Professional Associations

American Counseling Association (ACA)
Founded in 1952, the American Counseling Association is a national nonprofit association for professional counselors. Professional counselors assist their clients in making decisions about personal, social and career issues. They also help their clients solve problems and adjust to change. For more information, call 1-703-823-9800 or 1-800-347-6647, fax 1-703-823-0252 or 1-800-473-2329, TDD 1-703-823-6862, or write to American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304.

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
ASCA is a national professional organization for school counselors employed in elementary school through postsecondary school. They currently have more than 11,000 members. Their web site includes a list of links to resources for guidance counselors. For more information, call 1-800-306-4SCA (4722) or 1-703-683-2722, fax 1-703-683-1619, write to ASCA, 801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 310, Alexandria, VA 22314, or send email to asca@erols.com.

National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC)
NACAC is a nonprofit professional organization for college admission counselors, including secondary school counselors and college and university admissions officers. NACAC sponsors the National College Fair for students and their families and has a mailing list. For more information call 1-703-836-2222, fax 1-703-836-8105, write to Kevin D. Keeley, Executive Director, National Association for College Admissions Counseling, 1631 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2818 or send email to kkeeley@nacac.com.

Organizations for Parents

College Parents of America
Founded 1998, College Parents of America (CPA) is a national membership organization for parents of college students. It is active in lobbying Congress on issues concerning higher education and of interest to parents. Membership fees are $36.50 for parents, $365 for high schools, and $495 for colleges. For more information, write to College Parents of America, 2000 N. 14th Street, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22201-2540, call 1-888-761-6702, or send email to information@collegeparents.org.

 

 
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