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Meet Brian Drabik, FAAC®, director of financial aid operations at Northwestern University. Brian got his start in the profession as a financial aid counselor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For Brian, the financial aid profession is the "family business" — his mom was also a financial aid administrator.
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. As a big thank you for being a NASFAA Member, we have two promo codes for you. COURSESPC2324 will give you 25% off any future NASFAA U Online Course registration, and BOOKSPC2324 will give you 25% off any NASFAA Book. (Please note that these promo codes are only valid today, October 24, and not eligible for previous purchases.)
We need your great ideas for engaging, relevant, and interesting conference sessions. All types of session proposals are welcome, from those focused on advocacy, training, and professional development, to sessions structured as open-forum discussions. We urge you to construct your session proposal with an eye toward inclusion, ensuring speakers from different backgrounds — particularly those from marginalized groups — are represented. All proposals must be received by October 27, 2023. Visit our Presenters and Moderators page to submit a proposal.
Please join us in giving NASFAA's newest members, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences; and Grand River Technical School a warm welcome. This month we also have the pleasure of welcoming back the following institutions as NASFAA members: Johnson C. Smith University; and Santa Fe Community College. We are glad to have all of you as NASFAA members. We encourage you to check out our Events Calendar for a look at upcoming professional development opportunities and to utilize NASFAA's Membership Directory, Speaker and Mentor Professional Directory, and Volunteer and Leadership Directory to help you better engage and connect with your financial aid peers across the country.