PacFAA (Pacific Financial Aid Association) is a non-profit organization that provides support to financial aid administrators and other agencies involved in the administration of financial aid programs in postsecondary educational institutions across the Pacifc. Originally started as the Hawaii Association of Student Financial Aid Adminstrators (HAFAA) in 1975, PacFAA has grown to approximately 120 members with representation from Hawaii, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas.
The mission of PacFAA is to promote and provide quality administration of financial aid programs in postsecondary institutions in the Pacific. In addition, it strives to ensure the availability of an ethical, equitable, and accessible financial aid delivery system for students attending public, private, technical and proprietary colleges and universities in the Pacific. PacFAA also provides professional development opportunities to financial aid administrators, high school counselors, and office professional staff.
CONFERENCE & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
2017 Spring ConferenceThe annual PacFAA Conference provides training and networking opportunities with other aid administrators from different types of educational institutions. The conference creates an environment in which participants can increase their professional growth by networking and collaborating with fellow participants.
Mark your calendar!! The conference will be held from March 13 - 14, 2017 at the Ala Moana Hotel. We are planning a range of training topics and will update the website with registration information and sessions topics. Please continue to check our website for details.
December 2016 Training
We are pleased to share web based training opportunities for financial aid administrators provided by our industry partners during the month of November. Topics range from verification, satisfactory academic progress, helping students manage debt and repayment, professional judgment, and personal/professional development. These training and informational sessions are available to you free of charge.
Please visit the Training page for more information.