About NASFAA

Opening DoorsWho We Are

Nearly 20,000 student financial assistance professionals at approximately 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. NASFAA member institutions serve nine out of every ten undergraduates in the U.S.


Our Vision

NASFAA: Shaping the future by promoting student access and success in higher education. 


Our Mission

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)  provides professional development for financial aid administrators; advocates for public policies that increase student access and success; serves as a forum on student financial aid issues, and is committed to diversity throughout all activities.


Our Roles

  • Removing Barriers: Advocacy for access, research, and effective delivery of financial assistance to our nation's students.
  • Providing Education: Providing exceptional professional support, development, and technical assistance through member-driven services.
  • Enhancing Communication: Building an engaged and diverse community through accurate and responsive information sharing.

NASFAA is the largest postsecondary education association with institutional membership in Washington, D.C., and the only national association with a primary focus on student aid legislation, regulatory analysis, and training for financial aid administrators in all sectors of post-secondary education. No other national association serves the needs of the financial aid community better or more effectively.