For more than fifty years MASFAA has been a leader in promoting training, networking, and professional development in the financial aid world. Advocating for students and understanding financial aid rules is as important as ever.
MASFAA membership provides you and your office important resources and networks, whether you come from an office of one or an office of eighty. Membership in our organization benefits administrators from all institutional types and sizes by keeping abreast of updates to policies and procedures, as well as providing training in our constantly changing field of financial aid.
MASFAA provides opportunities to financial aid professionals from our nine member states FROM financial aid professionals from our nine member states. As a way to remember the states, just remember this: Three I’s, Three M’s, and a WOW! That’s Indiana, Iowa, Illinois (three I’s); Michigan, Missouri, and Minnesota (three M’s); and Wisconsin, Ohio, and West Virginia (WOW)!
One of the ways MASFAA supports newer administrators is offering training through our traditional summer institute program the first week of June. For more seasoned MASFAA members, during that same timeframe and location, MASFAA offers a leadership workshop designed to train them to become association and office leaders.
Our mission is to promote and provide quality training and professional development opportunities, to advocate and support financial aid programs, and to facilitate effective communication and coordination among interrelated professional associations, thereby serving the needs and interests of students and post-secondary institutions.
MASFAA DIVERSITY STATEMENT
MASFAA fosters a transformative experience for its members that honors diversity, inclusion and social justice. We recognize a common unity that anchors and enlivens our commitment to inclusion and creates brave spaces for dialogue to happen, through initiatives that promote professional development. We hold ourselves accountable to this intentional vision through fostering an integrated community, and recognizing that each member of our organization brings their own unique perspectives, strengths, and critical inquiries to serve our mission. We will continuously evaluate our commitment to diversity through conscious engagement within the communities we serve, and will promote a culture of diversity and inclusion by encouraging involvement and access regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, professional level or institution type.