WASFAA Representative, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nicole McMillin, MPA, FAAC®, is the director of financial aid at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, Idaho. She received her MPA from the University of Idaho, her bachelor’s degree in political and public communication from Northwest Nazarene University, and a diversity and inclusion certificate from Cornell University. With over 20 years of higher education experience, Nicole learned early on that continual change and challenge are part of what she loves most about being a financial aid professional.
Nicole gives back to the profession by volunteering at the state, regional, and national levels. She has held the position of Idaho Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA) president. She is currently the past president of the Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA) and has held the positions of president, vice president, secretary, training committee chair, and conference committee chair. She has also participated as a reviewer for NASFAA's Editorial Board, a member of the Test Development Volunteers, and assisted with developing training materials and presenting content online. Nicole continues to be involved in these volunteer organizations because of the opportunities they provide to support and collaborate with other financial aid professionals. As a first-generation college student herself, she strongly believes in the avenues they provide to advocate for access, affordability, and equity for all students.