The National Student Financial Aid Council — the precursor to NASFAA — was formed 55 years ago on October 24, 1966. Our organization was founded, just after the Higher Education Act of 1965 was signed into law, because financial aid administrators understood that access to higher education has the ability to change people's lives for the better and recognized the need for an entity to aid in those efforts.
NASFAA's operations and influence have grown and expanded over the years, largely due to the passion and commitment of financial aid administrators like you. What hasn't changed is our commitment to the students we serve. Each year practicing financial aid administrators guide our efforts, set out strategic plans, and partner with NASFAA staff to fulfill our vision to shape the future by promoting access and success.
Happy NASFAA Member Appreciation Day! Sunday, October 24, 2021 marked 55 years since the founding of our organization, and to celebrate we ran a contest on social media to reward some of our members for all the amazing, hard work they do each day. To enter, members liked our Member Appreciation Day contest post on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter and tagged two financial aid professionals who inspire them. Congratulations to our six randomly selected winners — Chuck Knepfle of Portland State; Kim Jenerette of Cedarville University; Gena Boling of Cornell University; Nick Prewett of Stony Brook University; Glendi Gaddis of Clark College; and Aurie Clifford of Pima Community College — who will each receive a credit worth $150 to order NASFAA-branded gear for themselves and their staff members and a complimentary registration to a NASFAA U course or webinar of their choosing. Thank you to all of our members who entered the raffle — we celebrate you today, and every day.
Below are some more ways to join the celebration:
Thank you for all that you do today, and every day, to help open doors to educational opportunity for students around the country.