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Darrin RookerWelcome to the NYSFAAA website. We are an organization of nearly 1500 members. Our association membership includes school financial aid administrators, student aid funding agencies, school support service providers, and other stakeholders with an interest in student access to higher education.

Much of our organization's work involves professional training for its members, community outreach activities that support higher education access, student scholarship assistance, and student aid advocacy efforts. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions and comments regarding our association or its activities.

Thanks for stopping by our website and I hope you come back often.
Darrin L. Rooker, NYSFAAA President

NYSFAAA Mission Statement

Adopted February 5, 2007

"NYSFAAA is a charitable, volunteer association of
financial aid professionals advocating for, and promoting
equal access to post-secondary education for all students.
NYSFAAA offers education, professional development,
and networking opportunities for its members and for
colleagues in related education, business,
and governmental profession."

Statement of Ethics and Guiding Principles

4.17 Cheryl Hunt's 2018-2019 Tax Transcript Decoder available now
4.5 Top 10 Mistakes Employees Make at Work Webinar Recording and Handout available now
3.15 Are Repayment Rates replacing Cohort Default Rates? Webinar Recording and Handout available now
3.8 Resolving C-Codes and understanding NSLDS Flags and requirements for LEU and UEH Webinar Recording and Handout available now
3.7 2018 NYSFAAA Novice Training Program Registration Open!
2.23 Statewide Training at Your Regional Meeting Webinar Recording and Handout available now
2.15 2018 Financial Aid Leadership Symposium Announced!
1.25 NYSFAAA 50th Annual Conference Announced!

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Novice Training Program
June 4- June 8, 2018
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JUNE 12TH, 13TH - Albany New York
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5/3 Registration - When Laws Intersect: Access and Use Restrictions for Student Financial Aid Data

4/24 Registration - When Disaster Hits at the Worst Possible Time

5/31 Registration - Be Prepared for the Impact of the New Tax Code

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NYSFAAA 50th Annual Conference
Syracuse, NY
October 23 25, 2018

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The information presented on the NYSFAAA Website is provided as a service from the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association to our constituents and represents our best efforts to assist students and their families in pursuing funding for higher education. NYSFAAA is a volunteer association of financial aid professionals representing the various institutions of higher education in New York State. We have collected information we believe to be important and reputable in finding and obtaining financial aid resources; however, we assume no liability for the use of this information. The New York State Financial Aid Administrator's Association, Inc (NYSFAAA) does not receive any money, gifts or compensation, related to educational lending activities, from any "lending institution" as defined in S620(8)a and S620(8)b of New York State Education Law. Hence, NYSFAAA does not meet the definition of "lending institution" as defined in S620(8)c of New York State Education Law. Therefore, institutions of higher education in New York and employees of those institutions are not subject to any potential conflicts of interest or legal restrictions under NYS Education Law in their interactions with NYSFAAA.*
* This statement does not constitute, and should not be construed as, legal advice.