President's Welcome

Hello AASFAA Members!!

I have learned so much the last couple of years being on the AASFAA Board, first as Rep-at-Large and then as President-Elect and now the day has come to transition into AASFAA President. I appreciate the opportunity to work towards supporting this organization that provides such a valuable service to financial aid professionals.

AASFAA has gained so much momentum from the last couple of years as we all get back to “normal”! I am so excited to continue in that positive trajectory serving our financial aid community and make this year even better! I am equally excited to collaborate with the AASFAA Board and Committees. They are a FANTASTIC group of people from various sectors in education that are committed to providing value-add events from training, networking and most definitely another successful conference!

As such, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work! Please keep an eye out for postings on our social media, website and emails on upcoming events. One of the highlights for training this year will be the training for NASFAA Credentials on Verification, an AASFAA Mixer to provide some networking and of course, the culminating event – the AASFAA Conference in May 2024 that will feature a NASFAA Trainer!

Also, are you looking for some professional development? How about volunteering for one of our many committees? Check out the Volunteer Form and sign up to work with colleagues towards not only meeting committee goals, but to also have some fun getting to know each other and being a part of this rewarding organization.

We have a lot of challenges in financial aid this year, but together we can build a supportive community to share ideas, knowledge and experience. Be sure to let us know of training, conference sessions and any other ideas that can help us all through the pending changes!

Can’t wait to see you all at our AASFAA events!!

Be well and Kind to yourself and others!

Claudia Rodriguez
University of Phoenix
2023 – 2024 President