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The mission of the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators shall be to ensure access to higher education through the promotion of financial aid awareness.
Further, the mission of the Association is to affect public policy initiatives, to promote ethical administration of student aid programs, and to encourage an environment of cooperation among individuals, agencies, organizations and educational institutions to better serve all student populations.
Dear OASFAA Family,
Welcome to the OASFAA website! OASFAA is a dynamic organization and I am excited to be able to serve as your 2016-2017 President. I am looking forward to seeing what good things take place in our state this year. With a new year comes a renewed sense of energy and ideas. The 2016-17 Executive Committee is hard at work getting organized and setting goals for the year ahead. I sincerely appreciate their willingness to serve and look forward to working with each of them in the coming year. With that being said, I want to encourage each of you to volunteer in OASFAA. Volunteers are what holds OASFAA together. People volunteer for many reasons - learning a new skill, stepping out of their comfort zone, or simply making a difference in their professional and personal life. Getting involved in OASFAA allows you to develop strong connections with colleagues and creates memories and lifelong friendships. I promise when volunteering for OASFAA you will receive a return on your investment much greater than the time given. OASFAA cannot accomplish all that we do without you.
During 2016-17 we will focus on creating new training opportunities such as providing more drive-in trainings to include NASFAA Credentials. We will be discussing the future of College Goal Sunday, moving to one conference a year, and aligning our membership year with our fiscal year. None of these discussions and decisions are to be taken lightly and I promise to do my best to lead OASFAA in the right direction. We will work on all of this while not losing sight of who we are, why we were formed and the history and core values of our association. In addition, I will be helping to set the stage as we prepare to host MASFAA in Ohio in 2017 and to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2018.
Mark your calendars now to attend the 2016 Fall Conference in Columbus on November 2 - 4, 2016 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest. The conference theme is People, Purpose, Passion: Creating Quality Connections. The conference planning committee is hard at work putting together a robust agenda.
Thank you for this honor to serve as the President of OASFAA and to my family and work family for their tremendous support. I believe in the OASFAA mission and will do my best to represent the OASFAA membership. Please feel free to contact me or any member of the Executive Committee if you have suggestions, questions, or concerns about how OASFAA can better serve you and your institution.
2016-2017 OASFAA President
What is OASFAA?
OASFAA stands for the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. OASFAA is a non-profit, professional organization for individuals actively engaged in the administration of financial aid within the State of Ohio for higher education.
As an educational organization, OASFAA strives to offer resources to students, families and high school advisors to promote higher education and increase awareness of financial aid opportunities.
As a professional development organization, OASFAA offers state-wide opportunities for training, through state conferences held twice a year and regional meetings and individuals sessions conducted throughout the year. These opportunities cover current topics, research and many other areas ranging from counseling techniques to the fundamentals of student aid delivery. As an organization representing over 600 members from over 200 institutions operating within the State of Ohio, OASFAA serves a diverse group of practitioners. As a unified voice for these individuals, OASFAA strives work to work with organizations across the State to address concerns relating to its mission and to promote the use of financial assistance to students and families facing the expenses of higher education.