President's Welcome

Happy New Year AASFAA Members!!

I can’t believe that it’s already January and I am just writing my welcome letter!  Like the past few years, this one seems to be quickly flying by – the academic year is half over but that doesn’t mean things are slowing up in Financial Aid.  I don’t know about you, but this has been one of the busiest Januarys I remember.

As professionals and an association, we have many changes and challenges on the horizon.  We are stronger when we work together, share our perspectives and experiences, and help one another.  This is why we put into place “Ask AASFAA”.  Once a month our members can meet to discuss a variety of topics – from CARES reporting, to updated regulations, to FAFSA Simplification.  The topics are open and decided upon by the folks who attend. 

Our upcoming annual conference will be held in Laveen, Arizona at the Vee Quiva Resort and Casino on May 17-18, so please save the date and watch for more information to come.  We will be celebrating our 55th anniversary and our theme this year will be 55 Years of Connection.

AASFAA’s greatest strength is our membership, to continue to maintain our association, please consider volunteering for the many areas we have available throughout the year; you can find our volunteer form on our website. 

I hope you have a fantastic year, and I hope to see your smiling faces at the upcoming conference!!

Kelly O’Brien
Yavapai College
2022-2023 AASFAA President