The deadline for all award nominations is Friday, March 1, 2024.  

Rebekah Hoppel Salcedo Rising Star Award
This award is dedicated to the memory of our friend and past president, Rebekah Hoppel Salcedo. AASFAA honors her passion, professionalism, and dedication to student advocacy within the field of financial aid. Nominees for this award should be financial aid administrators, recognized as up-and-coming leaders in the field. The honoree will receive a complimentary conference registration and an invitation to serve on the AASFAA Board as either a Representative at Large or Committee Chairperson.

John Medley Financial Aid Advocacy Award
This award is given to a member who is a strong advocate for students and works to provide opportunities for education through the financial aid process.  This person demonstrates enthusiasm and never-ending support for the students we serve at every opportunity.

Robert Thompson Memorial Leadership Award
This award is given to a member of the Association who has best demonstrated, during the member's financial aid career, leadership qualities such as training and mentoring other association members. They must have demonstrated a commitment to the financial aid profession through mentoring, training, and support of financial aid colleagues over a sustained period of time.

Lifetime Membership
This honor is given to a long-time member of the Association who has served the financial aid community for many years, been a mentor to financial aid professionals, demonstrated extensive knowledge of aid issues, and exemplifies the very best of AASFAA.  Lifetime members receive complimentary membership to the Association in perpetuity, regardless of their association with a dues-paying institution.


AASFAA is pleased to offer limited scholarship opportunities for active members.  We encourage all members to apply as we want to support our members with professional development and networking opportunities.  

AASFAA Conference Scholarship - deadline Friday, March 1, 2024
The annual conference provides financial aid administrators an opportunity to learn and connect with other institutions of all types and sizes.  As a scholarship recipient, your conference registration will be provided by AASFAA.