Greetings from the President

Welcome to the Arizona Association of Student Financial Aid (AASFAA) web site. If this is your first time visiting our web site, I encourage you to explore the many opportunities you will have if the institution your represent chooses to become an AASFAA member. AASFAA is a professional association comprised of individuals, organizations and educational institutions with a mission to serve all student populations in Arizona.

If you are already an AAASFAA member, welcome to our newly created web site! We hope you will visit the site often to learn about training opportunities, connect with other members, or read the latest issue of “The AASFAA Advocate.” I also invite you to join the AASFAA Facebook community.

It is an honor to serve as AASFAA President, and I am looking forward to the year ahead working with the AASFAA 2014/15 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs who have been elected or appointed to serve you. I encourage you to read the “About AASFAA” section of our web site and choose an area of interest, such as a committee in which you would like to be involved, and then contact me at dmateer@uat.edu. I will put you in touch with the right folks to lead you down the volunteer path!

 We are often so busy just trying to maintain order in the midst of chaos that we forget WHY we do what we do—this year I want to focus on our own version of “the three Rs”—1) relaxing just long enough to remember what a difference we make to our institutions and our students; 2) renewing our commitment to our profession; and 3) rejuvenating our minds so that we can absorb the ever-changing and challenging information we receive daily. I am excited to share this focus with each of you in 2014/15,

Sincerely, 
Diana Mateer
AASFAA President