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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.

2017-18 Commitee Members


Borr Vang - Chair- St. Catherine University
Jill Anderson - Chair- University of Minnesota - Duluth
Scott Roelke
- DCTC / Inver Hills CC
Susan Ant- Normandale Community College
Thomas Lorendo- Saint Paul College
Julia Speikers- The College of St. Scholastica
Alisha Samaroo- Herzing Univserity
Carolyn Chesebrough- Rasmussen College
Steve Powell - MSU - Mankato 
Meng James Heu- Anoka-Ramsey Community College 

What are we up to?

In this committee, our main event is participating in the National College Fair. Our role is to be a financial aid resource at the counseling center booth and to provide presentations on financial aid basic. This year the NCF was held on September 27-28. We also coordinate volunteers for FAFSA completion and information events. High school counselors, prospective students, and their parents rely on the MAFAA community to help them navigate through the complicated financial aid process. After the college fair, we brainstorm and tackle projects that promote early financial aid/literacy awareness. You'll have an opportunity to work on what you are passionate about regarding outreach and early awareness, so come with ideas!

The general commitment is 1.5 hours in monthly meetings. We may have one in-person meeting but all will be available via conference call. We also highly recommend the ability to volunteer at the National College Fair for at least one shift/presentation.

Financial Aid Nights

We are always seeking volunteers for financial aid nights. Please consider helping students understand and complete the FAFSA. These events occur all around the state so you can always find one close to you. Priority requests for volunteers are regularly sent to the MAFAA listserve or you can click below for more information. 

Learn More about Financial Aid Nights

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 Borr or Jill with any questions you may have.
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