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Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators 

Outreach and Early Awareness

This committee is responsible for establishing financial aid awareness throughout the state. We do this by organizing and volunteering at the National College Fair as well as work together with MOHE and high school counselors to coordinate volunteers for FAFSA completion/information events.

2018-19 Commitee Members


Susan Brady - Chair- University of St. Thomas
Jill Anderson - Chair- University of Minnesota - Duluth

Carolyn Chesebrough

- Rasmussen College-Eagan

Taleya Hamilton

- Wallin Education Partners

Meng Heu

- Anoka Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids

Steve Powell

- Minnesota State University, Mankato 

Scott Roelke

- Dakota County Technical College

Anna Smith

- Anoka Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids

Julie Speikers

- College of St. Scholastica


What Are We Up To? 

If you are passionate about financial aid outreach and early awareness, the Outreach Committee is the place for you!

FAFSA Completion Event/Financial Aid Nights

One of the primary ways that MAFAA members serve our communities is to provide a professional presence at FAFSA completion events and financial aid nights.

High school counselors, prospective students, and their parents rely on the MAFAA community to help them navigate through the complicated financial aid process.

School counselors from around the state can use our website to request presenters for FAFSA completion events or financial aid nights.

Statewide College Knowledge and College Goal programs rely on volunteer efforts to college-going campaigns.

MAFAA members, please consider volunteering to serve at these events!

National College Fair

The Outreach committee coordinates the financial aid presence at the National College Fair. MAFAA members serve as financial aid resources at the counseling center booth and provide presentations on financial aid basics.

2018 National College Fair
October 24-25
Minneapolis Convention Center

Resources for members

We provide materials on the website to assist MAFAA members give presentations on financial aid awareness and financial literacy. We welcome MAFAA members to share ideas for projects.

Financial Aid Nights

One of the primary ways that MAFAA members serve our communities is to provide a professional presence at financial aid nights and FAFSA completion events.

Volunteer for a College Goal Event


Volunteer for a request from a high school counselor. Requests for volunteers are regularly sent to the MAFAA listserve.

High School Counselors:

Host a Minnesota Goes to College Event

Request a MAFAA volunteer to present
at your school

Additional Resources

Volunteers are welcome to use the following PowerPoint resources when presenting on behalf of MAFAA or Financial Aid Nights. 

2017-18 MAFAA Outreach PowerPoint


2017-18 Financial Wellness PowerPoint

Join today!

If our committee sounds interesting to you we would love to have you join us for the 2018-2019 year! Please contact Jill or Susan with any questions you may have.
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