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NASFAA is pleased to announce the appointment of Christina Tangalakis, Ed.D., M.A., M.Ed., CFAA to the Certified Financial Aid Administrator™ (CFAA) Commission as one of two commissioners-at-large. Christina is the associate dean of student financial aid services at Glendale Community College in California, and currently serves CASFAA members as the segmental representative for community colleges. With more than 16 years of experience in financial aid administration at several public and private colleges and universities, Christina's commitment to standards of excellence and lifelong learning will lend valuable perspective to the work of the CFAA Commission on behalf of the financial aid community.
Are you interested in becoming a CFAA, or do you know someone who would be a good candidate? The CFAA designation helps validate the professionalism, competency, and credibility that are demonstrated by financial aid administrators across the country every day. To begin your path toward certification, first use the CFAA Interactive Tool to determine your eligibility. Next, get your supervisor and/or senior leadership on board by downloading and customizing our CFAA Justification Letter. Then, apply to sit for the CFAA exam! Have more questions? Check out the CFAA FAQs webpage for answers.
Are you wondering whether you qualify to become a Certified Financial Aid Administrator™ (CFAA)? Without paying a fee and without obligation, you can check your eligibility to take the CFAA Exam during an upcoming testing window. If you decide you are ready to apply, simply proceed to the application. As an introductory benefit for those who apply during the first year of the program, NASFAA is waiving the $50 application fee. Check your eligibility today and keep an eye on Today’s News for more information about the CFAA Program!
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ launch of the new Certified Financial Aid Administrator™ (CFAA) Program is already making waves as a boost to the financial aid profession, with 75 individuals recently earning their professional certification in the last several months.
June 25, 2019 - Certification Is Here!
NASFAA is excited to announce the opening of the 2019-20 application cycle for the new Certified Financial Aid Administrator™ (CFAA) Program. Check your eligibility and then apply online. Once approved, you will be able to schedule your CFAA Exam for a date and time of your choosing during an upcoming testing window. Prepare for the CFAA Exam using the Exam Content Outline and the resources listed in the Candidate Handbook. As an introductory benefit, NASFAA is waiving the $50 application fee for those who apply during the first year of the program. Apply today to become a CFAA!
June 24, 2019 - NASFAA Launches Certified Financial Aid Administrator™ Program
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) today officially launched its new Certified Financial Aid Administrator™ (CFAA) Program, a first-in-the-industry effort that validates the skills and knowledge of financial aid professionals at postsecondary institutions across state, regional, and national levels.
The Certified Financial Aid Administrator™ (CFAA) Program Commission—an independent certifying body of NASFAA—conferred the new designation of CFAA for the first time in May 2019. The inaugural group of qualified financial aid administrators passed the CFAA Exam and earned their place on the new Certified Financial Aid Administrator™ (CFAA) Registry. Join your peers! Learn more about the CFAA Program by reviewing the Candidate Handbook.
NASFAA now offers topic-focused credentials and general certification as a Certified Financial Aid Administrator (CFAA) to help you demonstrate the specialized knowledge you've gained through training and experience. At the NASFAA National Conference, join us in the Learning Lounge on June 26 at 11:50 a.m. to learn more about these programs and explore what the future could hold for you.
June 12, 2019 - Learning Lounge Spotlight: Lead the Way! Become a CFAA!
Wondering what NASFAA's new Certified Financial Aid Administrator (CFAA) program is all about? At the NASFAA National Conference, join us in the Learning Lounge on June 25 at 11:40 a.m. or June 26 at 10:00 a.m. to learn what it takes to earn and maintain the CFAA designation. Get ready to take the next step on your own career path as a financial aid professional.
June 6, 2019 - You Could Become a Certified Financial Aid Administrator!
As a financial aid administrator with knowledge and experience, you contribute to your institution's success and make a difference in your students' lives. You work diligently to protect the integrity of student aid programs as a steward of both taxpayer dollars and your institution's limited resources. You demonstrate your commitment to the highest standards of ethical behavior in all you do. These are hallmarks of the financial aid profession! NASFAA designed the new Certified Financial Aid Administrator (CFAA) designation to help you gain the public recognition you deserve. Learn more about how you can become a CFAA.