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Darrin RookerWelcome to the NYSFAAA website. We are an organization of nearly 1500 members. Our association membership includes school financial aid administrators, student aid funding agencies, school support service providers, and other stakeholders with an interest in student access to higher education.

Much of our organization's work involves professional training for its members, community outreach activities that support higher education access, student scholarship assistance, and student aid advocacy efforts. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions and comments regarding our association or its activities.

Thanks for stopping by our website and I hope you come back often.
Darrin L. Rooker, NYSFAAA President

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10.4 2019-20 FAFSA and TAP Application Training Webinar Recording available now
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9.7 2018 NYSFAAA Scholarship Information now available
8.31 Conference Registration now open
Exhibitor Form now online
8.16 New Regulations: The Sequel - Borrower Defense to Repayment Part II and Gainful Employment Part III Webinar Recording available now

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NYSFAAA Mission Statement

Adopted February 5, 2007

"NYSFAAA is a charitable, volunteer association of financial aid professionals advocating for, and promoting equal access to post-secondary education for all students.
NYSFAAA offers education, professional development, and networking opportunities for its members and for colleagues in related education, business, and governmental profession."

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2019-2020 Verification, Dependency Overrides, and Special Circumstances
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  • 11/08 - Statewide Training Comes To YOUR Region Meeting: New Technology Initiatives - With A Focus On Mobile Technology
  • 12/06 - Having Fun With Taxes, Part 1: Back To Basics
  • 12/13 - Having Fun With Taxes, Part 2: Advanced Topics

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NYSFAAA 50th Annual Conference
Syracuse, NY
October 23 25, 2018


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The information presented on the NYSFAAA Website is provided as a service from the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association to our constituents and represents our best efforts to assist students and their families in pursuing funding for higher education. NYSFAAA is a volunteer association of financial aid professionals representing the various institutions of higher education in New York State. We have collected information we believe to be important and reputable in finding and obtaining financial aid resources; however, we assume no liability for the use of this information. The New York State Financial Aid Administrator's Association, Inc (NYSFAAA) does not receive any money, gifts or compensation, related to educational lending activities, from any "lending institution" as defined in S620(8)a and S620(8)b of New York State Education Law. Hence, NYSFAAA does not meet the definition of "lending institution" as defined in S620(8)c of New York State Education Law. Therefore, institutions of higher education in New York and employees of those institutions are not subject to any potential conflicts of interest or legal restrictions under NYS Education Law in their interactions with NYSFAAA.*
* This statement does not constitute, and should not be construed as, legal advice.