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.

Department of Education Confirms Prior Guidance on Release of FAFSA Information: The Department of Education's (ED) Privacy and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has confirmed verbally to NASFAA its prior guidance that FAFSA data cannot be released by the institution unless the release is for one of the specific purposes permitted by law, even with the student's written authorization. (http://www.nasfaa.org/news-item/13123/ED_Confirms_Prior_Guidance_on_Release_of_FAFSA_Information)

Changes to the IRS Data Retrieval Tool Process for the 2018-19 FAFSA(R) Form: Detailed guidance regarding the solution and its impact on the important work done by postsecondary institutions. (https://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/080717ChangestoIRSDRT1819FAFSAForm.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:

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

Year: 2017

1January, 2017FebruaryMarch
Mar 13 2017 PacFAA Conference
2April
Apr 12 Financial Aid Night -- Leilehua High School
MayJune
3JulyAugust
Aug 23 Financial Aid Night -- Saint Francis School
September
Sep 06 Financial Aid Night -- Kalani High School
Sep 14 Financial Aid Night -- Trinity Christian School
Sep 18 Financial Aid Night -- Hawaii Baptist Academy
Sep 19 Financial Aid Night -- Honolulu Waldorf School
Sep 20 Financial Aid Night -- Damien Memorial School
Sep 20 Financial Aid Night -- Waialua High School
Sep 20 Financial Aid Night -- Leilehua High School
Sep 20 Financial Aid Night -- Maryknoll School
Sep 21 2017 PacFAA Fall Training
Sep 21 Financial Aid Night -- St. Andrew's Priory School
Sep 23 Financial Aid Night -- Ke Kula `o Samuel M. Kamakau
Sep 25 Financial Aid Night -- Christian Academy
Sep 26 Financial Aid Night -- Farrington High School
Sep 26 Financial Aid Night -- Le Jardin Academy
Sep 26 Financial Aid Night -- Kaiser High School
Sep 27 Financial Aid Night -- Radford High School
Sep 27 Financial Aid Night -- Kailua High School
Sep 27 Financial Aid Night -- Mililani High School
Sep 28 Financial Aid Night -- Moanalua High School
4October
Oct 02 Financial Aid Night -- PWH Foundation
Oct 03 Financial Aid Night -- Kamehameha School, Kapalama
Oct 04 Financial Aid Night -- Kamehameha School, Kapalama
Oct 04 Financial Aid Night -- Kealakehe High School
Oct 04 Financial Aid Night -- Kapolei High School
Oct 04 Financial Aid Night -- Roosevelt High School
Oct 05 Financial Aid Night - Aiea High School
Oct 05 Financial Aid Night -- Castle High School
Oct 05 Financial Aid Night -- Waimea Schools (Hawaii Prepatory Academy, Parker School, Kanu o ka `Aina)
Oct 17 Financial Aid Night -- University of Hawaii at Hilo
Oct 19 Financial Aid Night -- La Pietra
Oct 19 Financial Aid Night -- Ke kula Kaiapuni `o Anuenue
Oct 25 Financial Aid Night -- Keaau High School
Oct 26 Financial Aid Night -- Waipahu High School
Oct 26 Financial Aid Night -- Kalaheo High School
Oct 27 Financial Aid Night -- Pacific Buddhist Academy
November
Nov 02 Financial Aid Night -- Assets School
December

 
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