Membership

AASFAA is a non-profit association of professionals from post-secondary institutions and other related

agencies and organizations interested in promoting the effective administration of student financial aid
in the state of Arizona.

  • Organized in Flagstaff
  • Founded in 1967
  • AASFAA has changed outwardly over the years, but the basic mission remains the same.

Mission Statement
The mission of AASFAA is to provide our members with the highest quality of personal and professional
growth opportunities.  We do this by providing ongoing training and access to a broad network of financial
aid professionals spanning all types of institutions.

What are the benefits of AASFAA membership?

  • Exchange of ideas/networking with your colleagues
  • A strong, well-respected voice with the NASFAA
  • Membership rates to our annual conference
  • Web access and inclusion in the AASFAA directory at www.AASFAA.org
  • Professional and personal growth
  • Involvement and training opportunities
  • AASFAA Newsletter which is posted quarterly on the web
  • Ability to post job vacancies on the AASFAA Career Center

About AASFAA membership?

 A.    Institutional Membership.

Shall be limited to postsecondary higher education institutions. People representing and voting for the
member institutions shall be financial aid, or other personnel who are responsible for duties in the direct
administration of financial aid, including title IV, state aid, institutional aid and scholarships, to students
at institutions of post-secondary education. Each member institution shall be entitled to one vote on all
matters brought before the Association. Examples of institutional membership may include financial aid,
admissions, enrollment management, registrar and business office employees. Individuals representing
this class of member may hold any Board position.

 B.    Associate Membership.

Shall be available to non-postsecondary organizations whose purpose relates to the administration of
Financial Aid and is consistent with the mission and purpose of the Association. People representing
the associate members shall be entitled to attend all activities, have a voice in meetings and sit on
committees and may vote as a member of the Association. Each associate membership shall be entitled
to one vote on all matters brought before the Association. The Board of Directors shall have within its
discretion to regulate Associate Membership. Examples of associate membership may include employees
of banks, lenders, educational services vendors, financial aid consultants and employees of secondary
schools and state agencies. Individuals representing this class of member may hold any Board positions
except for President-Elect and President.

 C.    Individual Membership.

Shall be available to individuals not meeting the definition of Active Membership or Associate Membership
whose purpose relates to the administration of Financial Aid and is consistent with the mission and purpose
of the Association. Individual Members shall be entitled to attend all activities, have a voice in meetings and
sit on committees, but may not vote as a Member of the Association, unless they hold a voting position on
the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have within its discretion to regulate Individual Membership.
Examples of individual membership may include accountants, lawyers, consultants and other individuals
whose profession is related in some way to financial aid. Individuals representing this class of member
may hold any Board position except for President-Elect and President.

 D.    Honorary Membership.

Shall include individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Association or in the area of
student financial aid and who are voted such by the Association. Honorary Membership includes all
Association privileges except dues, holding office and voting.