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.

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

2017 PacFAA Spring Conference
Be Knowledgeable. Be Empowered. Be Credentialed.

Register today!

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. 

The conference will be held from March 13 - 14, 2017 at the Ala Moana Hotel. Please visit the Annual 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:

February 26, 2017: Ethnic Diversity EDAC Annual Conference Scholarship

April 9-11, 2017: Annual Conference (Seattle, WA)

June 5-9, 2017: Sister Dale Brown Summer Institute (Reno, NV)

February 2017 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

    • 13 Mar 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Mar 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Ala Moana Hotel

    Be Knowledgeable.
    Be Empowered.
    Be Credentialed.

    The annual PacFAA Conference provides essential training through relevant sessions to enhance participants' professional development. By attending training 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.

     

    CONFERENCE FEES & DEADLINES
    *Early Registration Period is January 13 – February 17, 2017
    2016-17 PacFAA Members, $235; Non-Members, $305
      
      **Regular Registration Period is February 18 - March 3, 2017
    2016-17 PacFAA Members, $285; Non-Members, $355
      
      *If you are registering during the Early Registration Period, please submit your payment no later than February 28, 2017 to complete your registration. If payment is not postmarked by February 28, 2017 you will be invoiced the Regular Registration Period Rate.

    **If you are registering during the Regular Registration Period, your payment must be received no later than March 7, 2017 to complete your registration.

    NOTE: Current PacFAA members must be logged in to pacfaa.org to receive the member rate.

    Included with Conference Fee:
    2017-18 PacFAA Membership (May 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018)
    Pre-conference training for Pacific Islanders, March 12, 2017

    Breakfast and Lunch (Click here for Conference Menu):
           Continental Breakfast, March 13, 2017
           Lunch Buffet, March 13, 2017
           Breakfast Buffet, March 14, 2017
           Lunch Buffet, March 14, 2017

    All General and breakout sessions

    Training Presentations (subject to change):
    5 Must-Haves for Modern Financial Aid, Administering Add, Drops, & Withdrawals, Campus Based Aid, Consumer Information, Developing an Office Calendar, E-App/Eligibility and Certification Approval Report (ECAR), FAFSA Application Process, Federal Update, FERPA/HEA, Gainful Employment, How to do a Presentation, Leading with the Heart, Mind, Soul, Packaging & Notification of Awards, Professional Judgment, Return to Title IV, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Student Eligibility, Verification, Yield & Retention.

    Conference Agenda is located in the Forms & Documents page.

    Conference Hotel Information
    Ala Moana Hotel

    401 Atkinson Drive

    Honolulu, HI  96814

    Tel: (808) 955-4811

    Fax: (808) 944-6839
     

    PacFAA Group Room Rates (Rates are per night)

    Category

    Single

    Double

    Triple

    * Kona Tower

    $159

    $159

    N/A

    ** Waikiki Tower

    $179

    $179

    $229

    * Queen Bed (triple occupancy not permitted)
    ** Choice of King or Two Double Beds/room. Existing bedding only, no rollaways.
    Rooms subject to general excise tax of 4.712% and transient accommodations tax of 9.25% (subject to change).

    Reservation rates are good for three (3) nights prior and three (3) nights after the conference dates of March 13, 2017 – March 14, 2017 (subject to availability). Last day to reserve at the group rate is February 09, 2017. Click here to make your hotel reservations.

    • 12 Apr 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu

    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

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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