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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."

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1.10 2017 NYSFAAA Annual Conference Photo Gallery Now Available!
12.12 2016-17 NYSFAAA Annual Report available now

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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.