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Welcome to NeASFAA

Welcome to NeASFAA!

NeASFAA History

The Nebraska Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators had its beginning at Kearney State College (now University of Nebraska-Kearney) in the spring of 1967. Dr. Jean Harvey, Financial Aid Administrator at Creighton University, foresaw the need to have an organized professional association of financial aid officers in the state, and personally contacted all of the higher Education schools which were administering financial aid programs. Dr. Harvey invited them to an organizational discussion meeting in Kearney. This meeting was hosted by Donald Tewell who was, at the time, Director of Financial Aid at Kearney State.

At this meeting, it was decided that an organization was needed to accomplish the following:

  •         develop professionalism among aid officers of Nebraska
  •         provide a means to bring together aid officers for the discussion of common problems
  •         influence federal and state legislation dealing with student financial aid programs and to provide an avenue for dissemination of ideas and concerns of students and administrators to financial aid problems
  •         provide training for newly appointed aid officers
  •         assist secondary school counselors in their work with students in planning their future by providing timely and updated information concerning financial aid
  •         provide a means of affiliation with the Midwest Regional Student Financial Aid Organization.

With these goals and objectives in mind, an organizational and constitutional committee was selected, with G. Heinicke of Concordia College as Chairman. The first organizational association meeting was held in September of 1967. The association requested and received acceptance for affiliation with the Midwest Regional Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

At the Spring Meeting in 1978, the Association voted to sever affiliation with the Midwest Region and join the Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Nebraska Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NeASFAA) exists primarily to promote the professional preparation, effectiveness and mutual support of persons involved in student financial aid administration. In addition, NeASFAA exists to bring about the implementation of programs that will have a positive impact on students' ability to pay for programs of higher education.

In order to effectively serve the needs of its members, NeASFAA shall strive to serve in a leadership role within the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

The Association shall serve as a forum for its members and act as a focus for the expression of views on matters relating to the development, funding and administration of student financial aid.

While the Association's primary goal is to provide an avenue for preparation to those members who are directly responsible for the administration of student aid programs, NeASFAA shall strive to expand its training services to include other individuals who play a major role in assisting students in completing and paying for programs of higher education.

In order to effectively meet the goals of its mission and the diverse and changing needs of the post-secondary education community, NeASFAA seeks to maintain a spirit of cooperation and an approach which is flexible, equitable and innovative.

PURPOSE
NeASFAA exists to:

  •         develop professionalism among aid officers of Nebraska
  •         provide a means to bring together aid officers for the discussion of common problems
  •         influence federal and state legislation dealing with student financial aid programs and to provide an avenue for dissemination of ideas and concerns of students and administrators in financial aid problems
  •         provide training for newly appointed aid officers
  •         assist secondary school counselors in their work with students in planning their future by providing timely and updated information concerning financial aid
  •         provide a means of affiliation with the Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (RMASFAA) and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The NeASFAA Board of Directors is comprised of 10 members: President, President-elect, Past President, Treasurer, Secretary, Four-year Public Sector Representative, Four-year Private Sector Representative, Two-year Public Sector Representative and Associate Sector Representative. Click here for a list of the current Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors usually meets 3 to 4 times per year. 

COMMITTEES

Have you ever wondered who plans the great trainings NeASFAA offers?  What committee updates neasfaa.org? What committee works with the Board to set the NeASFAA budget?  For a complete listing of all the committees, committee chairs/co-chairs and members see the Committee Information section.  Have you ever wondered what the Board and committee chairs are up to?  Check out the Timeline for more information!

LIST SERVE

As a current NeASFAA member you are subscribed to the NeASFAA List Serve and may post a message to the list.  However, if you need to update your email address or leave the list you may do so in the Resources section.  The List Serve is a great way to ask a question of your fellow colleagues, post information about an open position on your campus and receive information about relevant financial aid training. 

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

The membership directory is a complete listing of all NeASFAA members.  The directory is password protected with a generic login and password.  This is the only section of the website your will need a login and password to access.   If you need to make a change to the information reported for you or your institution you may submit a change once you are logged into the directory or contact the Membership Connection Chair

Membership Directory login information

Login: member@neasfaa.org

Password: nebraska (lowercase “n”)

ARE YOUR READY TO VOLUNTEER?

NeASFAA is made up exclusively of volunteers!  It takes many volunteers to make our organization successful!  There are many ways to get involved.  Is planning your “thing”?  Then you might make a great addition to the Professional Development and Recognition committee.  Are you more of a “numbers” person?  Then you might want to check out the Finance and Audit committee.  For a complete listing of the committees and the duties of each, check out the Committee Information Section.  When you are ready to volunteer you may complete and submit the Volunteer Form online.  Not sure where you’d like to volunteer? There’s a box for that on the Volunteer Form too.  No experience necessary!