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.

Status of the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT): To address both privacy and security concerns related to the IRS DRT, the IRS and Federal Student Aid (FSA) have agreed to implement a solution that will reinstate the use of the IRS DRT beginning with the 2018–19 FAFSA cycle. (https://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/050317StatusoftheFAFSAIRSDataRetrievalTool.html)

GEN-17-04: Changes to 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Verification Requirements: In response to concerns about the impact of the suspension of the IRS DRT on students and families who have been selected for verification of their FAFSA/ISIR information, the Department of Education  is providing institutions with flexibilities they may choose to use as part of their verification procedures. These flexibilities begin immediately and apply to both the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 FAFSA processing and verification cycles. (https://ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN1704.html)

PacFAA Needs You! As a strictly volunteer organization, the vitality and overall success of PacFAA is dependent upon the willingness of its members to serve the organization. Your participation benefits your colleagues, students and parents, as well as providing an opportunity for personal and professional development. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Form.

CONFERENCE & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
2018 PacFAA Spring Conference
March 27-28, 2018

Spring Conference is a unique training and professional development opportunity that will equip Financial Aid Administrators with the tools necessary to better serve students and families. The Conference Committee is hard at work planning next year's conference - more details to come! Please visit the Spring Conference webpage for further information.

WASFAA Training Opportunities

PacFAA is pleased to share with you the Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA) Training Opportunities. Please visit the WASFAA Training  page for further information.

Upcoming Events:

November 7-9, 2017: Jerry R. Sims Management & Leadership Institute.

April 22-24, 2018: WASFAA Annual Conference at the Grove Hotel in beautiful Boise, ID.

Financial Aid Administrator
Web Based Training

We are pleased to share web based training opportunities for financial aid administrators provided by our industry partners. Topics range from verification, satisfactory academic progress, helping students manage debt and repayment, professional judgment, and personal/professional development. These training and informational sessions are available to you free of charge.

Please visit the Training page for more information. 

Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Keaau High School Cafeteria

    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 types 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.

     

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Waipahu High School Library

    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 types 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.

     

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Kalaheo High School Library

    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 types 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. 

    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Pacific Buddhist Academy

    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 types 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.

     

    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Assets High School (Alewa Heights Campus), Damon Hall

    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 types 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. 

Past events

19 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Ke kula Kaiapuni `o Anuenue
19 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- La Pietra
17 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- University of Hawaii at Hilo
05 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Waimea Schools (Hawaii Prepatory Academy, Parker School, Kanu o ka `Aina)
05 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Castle High School
05 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night - Aiea High School
04 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Roosevelt High School
04 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kapolei High School
04 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kealakehe High School
04 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kamehameha School, Kapalama
03 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kamehameha School, Kapalama
02 Oct 2017 Financial Aid Night -- PWH Foundation
28 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Moanalua High School
27 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Mililani High School
27 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kailua High School
27 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Radford High School
26 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kaiser High School
26 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Le Jardin Academy
26 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Farrington High School
25 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Christian Academy
23 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Ke Kula `o Samuel M. Kamakau
21 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- St. Andrew's Priory School
21 Sep 2017 2017 PacFAA Fall Training
20 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Maryknoll School
20 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Leilehua High School
20 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Damien Memorial School
20 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Waialua High School
19 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Honolulu Waldorf School
18 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Hawaii Baptist Academy
14 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Trinity Christian School
06 Sep 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Kalani High School
23 Aug 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Saint Francis School
12 Apr 2017 Financial Aid Night -- Leilehua High School
13 Mar 2017 2017 PacFAA Conference
01 Dec 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Waipahu High School
04 Nov 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Bank of Hawaii
04 Nov 2016 2016 WASFAA Fall Training -- Moving Through the Maze: Early FAFSA and Prior-Prior Year
03 Nov 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Henry Perrine Baldwin High School
19 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Keaau High School
19 Oct 2016 Maui College Fair -- Henry Perrine Baldwin High School
18 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- King Kekaulike High School
18 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- University of Hawaii at Hilo
17 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Bank of Hawaii
12 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Seabury Hall
11 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Assets School
11 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Sacred Hearts Academy
06 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Waimea Schools at Hawaii Preparatory Academy
06 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kailua High School
06 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kihei Charter School
05 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Maui High School
05 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- McKinley High School
05 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kealakehe High School
05 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kauai High School
05 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kamehameha School - Kapalama
04 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Island School
04 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night - Kamehameha Schools Maui
04 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kamehameha School - Kapalama
03 Oct 2016 Financial Aid Night -- St. Anthony High School
29 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Castle High School
28 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Mililani High School
27 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kapolei High School
25 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- St. Andrew's Priory School
23 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Pacific Buddhist Academy
23 Sep 2016 2016 PacFAA Fall Training
22 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kalaheo High School
21 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Farrington High School
20 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Maryknoll School
20 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Moanalua High School
20 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Trinity Christian School
19 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Saint Francis School
15 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Damien High School
14 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Roosevelt High School
14 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Le Jardin Academy
13 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Honolulu Waldorf School
12 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Hawaii Baptist Academy
08 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kalani High School
08 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kaiser High School
07 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Island Pacific Academy
07 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Leilehua High School
07 Sep 2016 Financial Aid Night - Waialua High School
30 Aug 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kahuku High School
25 Aug 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Saint Louis School
23 Aug 2016 Financial Aid Night -- La Pietra
16 May 2016 Financial Aid Night -- La Pietra
19 Apr 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Waipahu High School
10 Apr 2016 WASFAA 2016 Conference
14 Mar 2016 2016 PacFAA Conference
13 Mar 2016 PacFAA Conference -- Pacific Islands Pre-Conference Workshop
11 Mar 2016 WASFAA Mini Hawaii Summer Institute
22 Feb 2016 NASFAA Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo
11 Feb 2016 Scholarship 'Aha -- Kealakekua
30 Jan 2016 College Goal 808 -- Kealakehe HS
28 Jan 2016 Scholarship 'Aha -- Hana
27 Jan 2016 Scholarship 'Aha -- Moloka'i
26 Jan 2016 Scholarship 'Aha -- Lana'i
24 Jan 2016 College Goal 808 -- Kauai
24 Jan 2016 College Goal 808 -- Hilo
24 Jan 2016 College Goal 808 -- Oahu
24 Jan 2016 College Goal 808 -- Maui
20 Jan 2016 College Goal 808 -- Oahu
14 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Baldwin HS
14 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Radford High School
13 Jan 2016 Scholarship 'Aha -- Wai'anae
13 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Maui HS
12 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kalaheo
12 Jan 2016 Scholarship 'Aha -- Kahuku
12 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Kamehameha Schools Maui
12 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Assets
12 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- St. Anthony
11 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- King Kekaulike HS
07 Jan 2016 Financial Aid Night -- Seabury
18 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Day -- Bank of Hawaii
16 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Waimea HS
15 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Maryknoll
15 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- HAAS
15 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Kauai HS
14 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Bank of Hawaii
10 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Kalani
10 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Kailua HS
10 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- St. Louis
10 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Farrington
10 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Hilo HS
10 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Waipahu
09 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Roosevelt
09 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Parker School
09 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- HPA
09 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Kanu O Kaaina
08 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Sacred Hearts
08 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Kapaa HS
08 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- MidPac
08 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Konawaena HS
07 Dec 2015 Scholarship 'Aha -- Maui
07 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- HBA
06 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- St. Andrews Priory
05 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Day -- Kamehameha Schools Keaau
05 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Day -- Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus
03 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night - Kohala HS
03 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night - St. Francis
03 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- UH Lab School
02 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- Kealakehe HS
02 Dec 2015 Financial Aid Night -- La Pietra
01 Dec 2015 Scholarship 'Aha
29 Oct 2015 PacFAA Fall Training
26 Oct 2015 Financial Aid Night
22 Oct 2015 Financial Aid Night
31 Mar 2015 PacFAA 2015 Annual Business Meeting
30 Mar 2015 2015 PacFAA Conference
08 Feb 2015 College Goal 808 (Kona)
08 Feb 2015 College Goal 808 (Maui)
04 Feb 2015 College Goal 808 (Oahu)
25 Jan 2015 College Goal 808 (Hilo)
25 Jan 2015 College Goal 808 (Kauai)
25 Jan 2015 College Goal 808 (Oahu)
06 Dec 2014 Native Hawaiian Scholarship 'Aha
30 Oct 2014 PacFAA Fall Training 2014
30 Oct 2014 Hawaii Island High School Counselor Workshop
30 Oct 2014 Kauai High School Counselor Workshop
30 Oct 2014 Oahu High School Counselor Workshop
13 Apr 2014 WASFAA 2014 Annual Conference
31 Mar 2014 PacFAA 2014 Annual Conference

 
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