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 PacFAA Conference

The annual 2016 PacFAA Conference will be held on March 13-15, 2016 at the Ala Moana Hotel on Oahu, Hawaii.  The March 13 session is a pre-conference workshop ONLY for our friends from the Pacific Islands.  The general conference will begin on March 14.  Register today!!

WASFAA Mini Hawaii Summer Institute

WASFAA and PacFAA are partnering to bring PacFAA members a wonderful training opportunity.  We are offering a condensed version of the WASFAA Sister Dale Brown Summer Institute providing an A-Z comprehensive training on the administration of financial aid.  Summer Institute Faculty will be on site to teach the modules, provide hands-on experience using case studies and lead in-depth discussions.  Please join us for this special training since this is the first time we have had anything like this in Hawaii.  The training will take place right before the PacFAA Conference on March 11 and March 12, 2016 at Windward Community College.  Please see the flyer for this training under the "Forms & Documents" tab.  Registration for the training is required at the website listed below.  The cost will be $250 -- $200 for the training and $50 for WASFAA membership that will carry into the 2016 year.

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