Promoting quality administration of financial aid programs in postsecondary institutions across the pacific since 1975!


Welcome to PacFAA

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.

Changes to the IRS Data Retrieval Tool Process for the 2018-19 FAFSA(R) Form: Detailed guidance regarding the solution and its impact on the important work done by postsecondary institutions. (https://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/080717ChangestoIRSDRT1819FAFSAForm.html)

Tax Transcript DecoderĀ©: PacFAA is pleased to pass along CASFAA's news announcing the ever popular "Tax Transcript DecoderĀ©" courtesy of our esteemed colleague and lifetime member of CASFAA Cheryl Foster-Hunt. The tax transcript decoder assists financial aid administrators with completing the verification process for 2018-2019. This publication includes sample 2016 tax returns - Form 1040EZ, Form 1040A and Form 1040 - and related tax transcripts. In addition to these cross-referenced documents, the publication also includes appendix items helpful in the process of verification. Please feel free to share this useful tool with other schools.

PacFAA Needs You! As a strictly volunteer organization, the vitality and overall success of PacFAA is dependent upon the willingness of its members to serve the organization. Your participation benefits your colleagues, students and parents, as well as providing an opportunity for personal and professional development. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Form.

CONFERENCE & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
2019 PacFAA Spring Conference

The annual PacFAA Conference provides essential training through relevant sessions to enhance participants' professional development. By attending training 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.

Our conference committee is gearing up to hit the ground running! Stay tuned for further information on when, where, and the wide range of topics that will engage, inspire, and challenge you to take the next step in your career in higher education.

WASFAA Training Opportunities

PacFAA is pleased to share with you the Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA) Training Opportunities. Please visit the WASFAA Training  page for further information.

Upcoming Events:
November 7-9, 2018: Jerry R. Sims Leadership & Management Institute in Tempe, AZ.

December 03, 2018: Deadline for WASFAA 2019 Conference Session Proposal. Submit your proposal for review using the Session Proposal link.

December 12, 2018: Deadline for NASFAA Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo Scholarship. Apply for the scholarship using the WASFAA Scholarship Application link.

May 20-23, 2019: WASFAA Conference, 50th Anniversary celebration in Tempe, AZ.

Financial Aid Administrator
Web Based Training

We are pleased to share web based training opportunities for financial aid administrators provided by our industry partners. 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. 

Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa


    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilo, HI

    Tentative Meeting Schedule
    Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Hilo, HI
    Meeting: Executive Council

    • 29 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Nanakuli High School

    Financial Aid Nights are free workshops presented by various financial aid counselors from local colleges and universities. The goal is to educate students and their families about the Federal Student Aid Program -- what type of financial aid programs are available, when to apply, and how to apply.  This will also include a workshop to assist with completion of the financial aid application.  Please check with your school's College and Career Counselor for more information.

    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Kroc Center Hawaii, Kapolei

    The annual PacFAA Conference provides essential training through relevant sessions to enhance participants' professional development. By attending training 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.

    CONFERENCE FEES & DEADLINES

    To be announced.

Past events

14 Nov 2018 Nanakuli High School FAFSA Night
14 Nov 2018 Waianae High School FAFSA Night
08 Nov 2018 Financial Aid Night - Kea`au High School
01 Nov 2018 Financial Aid Night - Kohala High School
24 Oct 2018 Financial Aid Night - Kealakehe High School
23 Oct 2018 Financial Aid Night: Roosevelt High School
23 Oct 2018 Saint Francis FAFSA Completion
22 Oct 2018 Scholarship 'Aha in Maui
22 Oct 2018 KS Scholars Financial Aid Workshop
19 Oct 2018 HBA FAFSA Completion
18 Oct 2018 King Kekaulike Financial Aid Night
18 Oct 2018 FAFSA Completion at Pearl City High School
18 Oct 2018 Financial Aid Night - Honoka`a High School
18 Oct 2018 Campbell High School FAFSA Completion Workshop
17 Oct 2018 Baldwin High School Financial Aid Night
17 Oct 2018 FAFSA Completion at Waipahu High School
16 Oct 2018 Maui High School Financial Aid Night
16 Oct 2018 Financial Aid Night - University of Hawaii`i at Hilo
10 Oct 2018 Seabury Hall Financial Aid Night
10 Oct 2018 Scholarship 'Aha at Kapiolani Community College
09 Oct 2018 Financial Aid Night/ FAFSA completion - Sacred Hearts Academy
09 Oct 2018 Financial Aid Night - Hawai`i Preparatory Academy (HPA)
05 Oct 2018 St. Anthony Financial Aid Night
04 Oct 2018 Financial Aid Night: Le Jardin High School
04 Oct 2018 Molokai Financial Aid Night
03 Oct 2018 Financial Aid Night - Aiea High School
03 Oct 2018 Financial Aid Night: McKinley High School
03 Oct 2018 Financial Aid Night/ FAFSA completion - Kamehameha Maui
03 Oct 2018 La Pietra Financial Aid Presentation
02 Oct 2018 Financial Aid Night: St. Andrews Priory
02 Oct 2018 Financial Aid Night/ FAFSA completion - Maui High School/ Kihei Charter
01 Oct 2018 Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center
01 Oct 2018 UH West Oahu FAFSA Completion
27 Sep 2018 Kalani High School Financial Aid Night
27 Sep 2018 Pearl City High School FAN Night
27 Sep 2018 Mililani High School Financial Aid Night
25 Sep 2018 PacFAA Executive Council Meeting
19 Sep 2018 Maryknoll High School Financial Aid Night
18 Sep 2018 Waialua High School FAN Night
14 Sep 2018 2018 PacFAA Fall Training
13 Sep 2018 Waianae High School FAN Night
27 Mar 2018 2018 PacFAA Conference
02 Nov 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Assets School
27 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Pacific Buddhist Academy
26 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kalaheo High School
26 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Waipahu High School
25 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Keaau High School
19 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Ke kula Kaiapuni `o Anuenue
19 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- La Pietra
17 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- University of Hawaii at Hilo
05 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Waimea Schools (Hawaii Prepatory Academy, Parker School, Kanu o ka `Aina)
05 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Castle High School
05 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night - Aiea High School
04 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Roosevelt High School
04 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kapolei High School
04 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kealakehe High School
04 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kamehameha School, Kapalama
03 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kamehameha School, Kapalama
02 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- PWH Foundation
28 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Moanalua High School
27 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Mililani High School
27 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kailua High School
27 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Radford High School
26 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kaiser High School
26 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Le Jardin Academy
26 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Farrington High School
25 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Christian Academy
23 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Ke Kula `o Samuel M. Kamakau
21 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- St. Andrew's Priory School
21 Sep 2017 2017 PacFAA Fall Training
20 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Maryknoll School
20 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Leilehua High School
20 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Damien Memorial School
20 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Waialua High School
19 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Honolulu Waldorf School
18 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Hawaii Baptist Academy
14 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Trinity Christian School
06 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kalani High School
23 Aug 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Saint Francis School
12 Apr 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Leilehua High School
13 Mar 2017 2017 PacFAA Conference
01 Dec 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Waipahu High School
04 Nov 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Bank of Hawaii
04 Nov 2016 2016 WASFAA Fall Training -- Moving Through the Maze: Early FAFSA and Prior-Prior Year
03 Nov 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Henry Perrine Baldwin High School
19 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Keaau High School
19 Oct 2016 Maui College Fair -- Henry Perrine Baldwin High School
18 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- King Kekaulike High School
18 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- University of Hawaii at Hilo
17 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Bank of Hawaii
12 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Seabury Hall
11 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Assets School
11 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Sacred Hearts Academy
06 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Waimea Schools at Hawaii Preparatory Academy
06 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kailua High School
06 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kihei Charter School
05 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Maui High School
05 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- McKinley High School
05 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kealakehe High School
05 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kauai High School
05 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kamehameha School - Kapalama
04 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Island School
04 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night - Kamehameha Schools Maui
04 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kamehameha School - Kapalama
03 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- St. Anthony High School
29 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Castle High School
28 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Mililani High School
27 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kapolei High School
25 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- St. Andrew's Priory School
23 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Pacific Buddhist Academy
23 Sep 2016 2016 PacFAA Fall Training
22 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kalaheo High School
21 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Farrington High School
20 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Maryknoll School
20 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Moanalua High School
20 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Trinity Christian School
19 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Saint Francis School
15 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Damien High School
14 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Roosevelt High School
14 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Le Jardin Academy
13 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Honolulu Waldorf School
12 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Hawaii Baptist Academy
08 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kalani High School
08 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kaiser High School
07 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Island Pacific Academy
07 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Leilehua High School
07 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night - Waialua High School
30 Aug 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kahuku High School
25 Aug 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Saint Louis School
23 Aug 2016 Financial Aid Night -- La Pietra
16 May 2016 Financial Aid Night -- La Pietra
19 Apr 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Waipahu High School
10 Apr 2016 WASFAA 2016 Conference
14 Mar 2016 2016 PacFAA Conference
13 Mar 2016 PacFAA Conference -- Pacific Islands Pre-Conference Workshop
11 Mar 2016 WASFAA Mini Hawaii Summer Institute
22 Feb 2016 NASFAA Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo
11 Feb 2016 Scholarship 'Aha -- Kealakekua
30 Jan 2016 College Goal 808 -- Kealakehe HS
28 Jan 2016 Scholarship 'Aha -- Hana
27 Jan 2016 Scholarship 'Aha -- Moloka'i
26 Jan 2016 Scholarship 'Aha -- Lana'i
24 Jan 2016 College Goal 808 -- Kauai
24 Jan 2016 College Goal 808 -- Hilo
24 Jan 2016 College Goal 808 -- Oahu
24 Jan 2016 College Goal 808 -- Maui
20 Jan 2016 College Goal 808 -- Oahu
14 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Baldwin HS
14 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Radford High School
13 Jan 2016 Scholarship 'Aha -- Wai'anae
13 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Maui HS
12 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kalaheo
12 Jan 2016 Scholarship 'Aha -- Kahuku
12 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kamehameha Schools Maui
12 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Assets
12 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- St. Anthony
11 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- King Kekaulike HS
07 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Seabury
18 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Day -- Bank of Hawaii
16 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Waimea HS
15 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Maryknoll
15 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- HAAS
15 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Kauai HS
14 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Bank of Hawaii
10 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Kalani
10 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Kailua HS
10 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- St. Louis
10 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Farrington
10 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Hilo HS
10 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Waipahu
09 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Roosevelt
09 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Parker School
09 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- HPA
09 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Kanu O Kaaina
08 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Sacred Hearts
08 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Kapaa HS
08 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- MidPac
08 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Konawaena HS
07 Dec 2015 Scholarship 'Aha -- Maui
07 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- HBA
06 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- St. Andrews Priory
05 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Day -- Kamehameha Schools Keaau
05 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Day -- Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus
03 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night - Kohala HS
03 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night - St. Francis
03 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- UH Lab School
02 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Kealakehe HS
02 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- La Pietra
01 Dec 2015 Scholarship 'Aha
29 Oct 2015 PacFAA Fall Training
26 Oct 2015 Financial Aid Night
22 Oct 2015 Financial Aid Night
31 Mar 2015 PacFAA 2015 Annual Business Meeting
30 Mar 2015 2015 PacFAA Conference
08 Feb 2015 College Goal 808 (Kona)
08 Feb 2015 College Goal 808 (Maui)
04 Feb 2015 College Goal 808 (Oahu)
25 Jan 2015 College Goal 808 (Hilo)
25 Jan 2015 College Goal 808 (Kauai)
25 Jan 2015 College Goal 808 (Oahu)
06 Dec 2014 Native Hawaiian Scholarship 'Aha
30 Oct 2014 PacFAA Fall Training 2014
30 Oct 2014 Hawaii Island High School Counselor Workshop
30 Oct 2014 Kauai High School Counselor Workshop
30 Oct 2014 Oahu High School Counselor Workshop
13 Apr 2014 WASFAA 2014 Annual Conference
31 Mar 2014 PacFAA 2014 Annual Conference

 
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