Greetings from the President

Welcome to the web site for the Arizona Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA). Please visit regularly to learn about training opportunities, connect with AASFAA members, and participate in the Arizona financial aid community.

Each fall AASFAA holds its annual conference. The 2014/15 Conference Committee is busy making final arrangements for events that are sure to refresh, renew and rejuvenate!  

Plan to join us in Sedona for the fall 2014 AASFAA Conference on November 6th & 7th.

altYour Conference Committee is busy scheduling the speakers and the sessions….a tentative agenda has been posted on our Conference page.

The conference will kick off with our Keynote speaker, Dr. Brenda Combs. Dr. Combs has been listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers and featured in Reader's Digest, and has appeared on CNN News and The Today Show. She is sure to inspire you with her journey from homeless to educator.

We are also pleased to offer an entire “D.C. Day” featuring updates from some of the true Washington insiders who will provide their national perspectives on the policies, regulations, and Congressional priorities that are affecting Arizona institutions and our students.  

Poco Diablo Resort is accepting reservations now! Please make your hotel reservations through the AASFAA web site to ensure you get the AASFAA room rate!

...Visit our conference page...

This year AASFAA is offering Fall Conference Scholarships for our members.  You are invited to complete an application at Scholarship page.  The deadline for submission in September 15, so don’t delay in taking advantage of this opportunity to refresh, renew, and rejuvenate with us!  The Awards and Scholarships Committee is hoping to receive many applications, especially from folks who might not otherwise be able to attend.

My own school cannot afford to send more than one or two staff persons to conferences, and I am usually the “appointed” one to attend. To all of my colleagues in similar situations, the Fall Conference Scholarship is your chance to enhance the professional development and experience of your staff, and maybe even introduce someone to our wonderful association!  Make me proud and encourage someone to apply (even yourself!).

See you in November!


Diana Mateer
AASFAA President