Membership Information


The mission of the Association is to enhance student financial aid awareness, to promote student access to postsecondary education and to provide professional development opportunities for its members.

Membership Benefits

  • Network with other aid administrators
  • Attend conferences in various cities across the state
  • Web access to the MSFAA Directory & inclusion in the directory
  • Subscription to the MSFAA Listserv
  • Access to web posted Newsletter/Blog
  • Ability to post job vacancies on the web site
  • Opportunity to serve on the MSFAA board and/or MSFAA committees
  • Participate in training, outreach, federal and state issues, conference planning & other activities that develop both personal and professional skills
Membership Terms

  • Membership runs from January 1 until December 31
  • A person who accepts a position previously held by a MSFAA member does not automatically become a member
  • Individuals join MSFAA not their school, company, or agency. If a member changes employment the membership transfers with the individual
  • Members are responsible for ensuring the accurate entry of their name, title and institutions information.  
  • The MSFAA Executive Board reserves the right to approve, re-classify or deny membership to any individual. 
Membership Groups

  • Membership is reserved for professionals at institutions of post-secondary education who are engaged in the active administration of student financial aid and support staff who are actively involved in financial aid at institutions of post-secondary education in Michigan.
  • Associate membership is reserved for individuals representing agencies and organizations engaged in supporting the administration of student financial aid; including lenders, guaranty agency staff, loan servicers, secondary markets and other individuals who are not actively involved in the administration of student financial aid in Michigan at a post-secondary education institution.
  • Affiliate membership is reserved for any person representing a state government agency or any person representing a unit/agency/organization with a primary interest in college access and student success initiatives but who is not directly involved with administering student financial aid.   Examples might include staff in the offices of Registrars, Admissions, Bursars, Enrollment Management, Trio programs, College Access Network, and other similar student-serving roles.
  • Financial Aid administrators who have retired are given a complimentary membership should they desire to stay connected to the association and their colleagues through MSFAA.

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