Who We Are

Our Mission

The Kansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA) is a nonprofit association of post-secondary institutions and agencies who are interested in promoting the effective administration of student financial aid in the State of Kansas.  The Association has sought to ensure access to post-secondary education for the many students of this state through a variety of efforts in professional development, information dissemination, legislative and regulatory analysis.  KASFAA believes that competent and well informed agencies and institutional financial aid administrators are vitally important if students are to receive the financial assistance to which they are entitled as they pursue post-secondary education.

Our Vision

KASFAA recognizes the need to form a strong alliance of professionals committed to the understanding of federal regulations, professional development and growth, and inform the public of the changes in the delivery of Title IV and State of Kansas funding.  The Association is concerned with the application process, congressional methodology and fair and equitable treatment of all professional judgment decisions.  We are reminded of our charge to provide resources and services to all students attending post-secondary education, recognizing that college costs are rising while state and federal funding levels remain constant or decline.  The Association is committed to providing training to its members to ensure that financial aid is properly administered to students.

What does KASFAA do?

For Students and Families

  • Help guidance counselors, students, and families navigate the financial aid process
  • Provide annual financial aid training for high school guidance counselors
  • Present Financial Aid Nights at high schools for students and families
  • Advocate for access to education through financial aid programs

For Institutions/Organizations

  • Provide professional development opportunities for financial aid and fiscal offices, including training and an annual conference
  • Maintain a blog and listservs to share information with colleagues from other institutions
  • Advocate for access to education through financial aid programs
  • Provide resources and tools to help communicate with state and federal legislators

For Members

  • Engage in leadership opportunities on the Executive Board and committees
  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Apply for a scholarship to attend the regional association's Summer Institute
  • Network with other financial aid colleagues, fiscal officers, and associate members
  • Advocate for improved processes to meet Title IV federal aid compliance requirements

Our Sponsors