Annual Financial Aid Celebrations

Financial Aid Awareness Month

Date: The whole month of February each year

Throughout the month of February, the higher education community, including NASFAA, celebrates Financial Aid Awareness Month, in an effort to provide crucial information to students and families about access to federal, state, and institutional student aid.


National Financial Literacy Month

Date: The whole month of April each year

Throughout the month of April, organizations across the country conduct events and initiatives designed to boost financial literacy, particularly among the nation's youth.

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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Date: September 17 each year

Under the statutory requirement, any postsecondary institution receiving federal funds must hold an educational program pertaining to the U.S. Constitution on September 17 of each year. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is an American federal observance recognizing the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens by birth or naturalization. It is normally observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia.

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Financial Aid Day

Date: The third Wednesday in October each year

Celebrated each year on the third Wednesday in October, Financial Aid Day (FAD) is a special day set aside to celebrate and recognize the contribution of all financial aid professionals across the United States for helping students make their college-going dreams a reality. On FAD colleagues are encouraged to do something special — have an office party, a potluck, a toast, etc. — to celebrate financial aid administrators' contributions to the profession. See how some of our members celebrated in 2022.

Financial Aid Day
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Ideas for celebrating Financial Aid Day | Financial Aid Day (PDF)

NASFAA Member Appreciation Day

Date: October 24 each year

The National Student Financial Aid Council — the precursor to NASFAA — was formed on Oct. 24, 1966. Each year, in honor of its founding, NASFAA celebrates its members. From juggling several jobs and providing emotional support to students, to acting as regulatory experts and Capitol Hill advocates, NASFAA members truly are the lifeblood of the association.

Member Appreciation Day

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