The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is the only national, nonprofit association with a primary focus on information dissemination, professional development, and legislative and regulatory analysis related to federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Our membership consists of more than 28,000 student financial assistance professionals at nearly 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. NASFAA member institutions serve nine out of every 10 undergraduates in the United States.

Our Mission

NASFAA's mission is to provide professional development and services for financial aid administrators, advocate for public policies that increase student access to and success in postsecondary education for our nation’s students, and serve as a forum on student financial aid issues. We are committed to diversity throughout all activities and pursue and promote, in principle and practice, the diversity and inclusion of our membership to represent the profession and the students we serve. 

Our Positions and Advocacy Efforts

As a nonpartisan organization, NASFAA works closely with lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle. Our advocacy efforts are guided by 10 core principles that reflect our belief that the purpose of student financial aid is to ensure everyone has equal access to postsecondary education. Most often, NASFAA advocates in two separate arenas: in the context of reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and in the budget and appropriations process. Learn more about our policy positions and our advocacy efforts.

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