Promoting quality administration of financial aid programs in postsecondary institutions across the pacific since 1975!


Welcome to PacFAA

PacFAA (Pacific Financial Aid Association) is a non-profit organization that provides support to financial aid administrators and other agencies involved in the administration of financial aid programs in postsecondary educational institutions across the Pacifc.  Originally started as the Hawaii Association of Student Financial Aid Adminstrators (HAFAA) in 1975, PacFAA has grown to approximately 120 members with representation from Hawaii, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas.

The mission of PacFAA is to promote and provide quality administration of financial aid programs in postsecondary institutions in the Pacific. In addition, it strives to ensure the availability of an ethical, equitable, and accessible financial aid delivery system for students attending public, private, technical and proprietary colleges and universities in the Pacific. PacFAA also provides professional development opportunities to financial aid administrators, high school counselors, and office professional staff.

2016 Fall Training

Our annual PacFAA Fall training event provides essential training through relevant sessions to enhance participants' professional development.

Training will be held on September 23, 2016 at the University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu. Click here for more information and to register today!

2017 Spring Conference

The annual PacFAA Conference provides training and networking opportunities with other aid administrators from different types of educational institutions. The conference creates an environment in which participants can increase their professional growth by networking and collaborating with fellow participants.


Mark your calendar!! The conference will be held from March 13 - 14, 2017 at the Ala Moana Hotel. We are planning a range of training topics and will update the website with registration information and sessions topics. Please continue to check our website for details.

Financial Aid Nights

Financial Aid Nights are free workshops presented by various financial aid counselors from local colleges and universities. The goal is to educate students and their families about the Federal Student Aid Program -- what type of financial aid programs are available, when to apply, and how to apply. Please check with your school's College and Career Counselor for more information.

Please view our Calendar of Events for the dates and times of the confirmed Financial Aid Nights at the various schools. 

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