Recognition and Benefits

FAAC LogoTo recognize the achievement of those who earn the FAAC® designation, NASFAA created a multitude of opportunities for FAACs to share their accomplishment and benefit from being part of a strong community.

Individual Benefits

  • Inclusion on the Certified Financial Aid Administrator® Program Registry.
  • Use the “FAAC®” acronym  in professional settings, on resumes, email signatures, etc.
  • Display your certificate and wear the lapel pin provided by NASFAA.
  • Share your accomplishment by posting your digital badge on social media, in an email signature, or embed it within a website.
  •  Use the customizable announcement letter and press release template to share your achievement with employers, professional associations, and on social media platforms. 
  • Promote your accomplishment on social media, making sure to tag @nasfaa and use hashtags #NASFAA and #NASFAAcertified.
    • Search the hashtags and visit the #WhyCertify campaign page to hear from FAACs why they became certified.

FAAC Community Opportunities

  • Join the FAAC Slack channel, a shared community space for connecting with other FAACs and reflecting on the present and future condition of the financial aid profession.
  • Connect with fellow FAACs on LinkedIn.
  • Qualify to attend the FAAC Forum held in conjunction with NASFAA’s Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo, to network and explore important issues facing the financial aid community.
  • Participate in coffee chats (coming soon!) and other virtual events available only to FAACs.

Recertification Benefits For All FAACs 

  • 15 percent discount on first recertification
  • Updated certificate and digital badge
  • Updated listing on the Registry 

Recertification Benefits For The 100+ Club 

  • 40 percent discount on recertification
  • Special digital badge
  • New 100+ lapel pin
  • Inclusion on the 100+ Club Registry

Keep an eye out for news and additional opportunities for the FAAC® community in Certification News.

Already certified? Visit the FAAC® Benefits Hub and help us spread the word with our #WhyCertify campaign.

Not certified yet? Get certified and join this growing community of FAACs across the country.

Read the Certification Insider to see what current FAACs® have to say about their experiences with the program.  

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