Welcome to NHASFAA!

The New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NHASFAA) represents an organization consisting of professionals engaged in the administration of student financial aid at New Hampshire institutions of higher education and businesses/community organizations that provide financial assistance programs, services, and/or support to post-secondary students.  

Our Mission: The New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators engages, educates, and empowers New Hampshire's financial aid professionals to encourage student access to, and completion of, post-secondary education.

Our Vision: Developing New Hampshire financial aid professionals to promote student access and success in post-secondary education.

Our Commitment to Diversity: In support of our mission, NHASFAA promotes diversity and inclusion regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, geographic location, professional level or institution type.

President’s Message

A hearty welcome to all – thank you for visiting our website!

The New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NHASFAA) serves the network of financial aid professionals in New Hampshire. Our mission:

“The New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NHASFAA) engages, educates, and empowers New Hampshire’s financial aid professionals to encourage student access to, and completion of, post-secondary education.”

I look forward to the good work we will accomplish together this year!

NHASFAA is successful each year, thanks to the time, energy and talents of the many volunteers who serve the Association. Whether as committee chairs or co-chairs, committee members, board members, or those who collaborate with all the above, our profession is strong thanks to the tireless work of every volunteer. I am humbled by your experience and dedication and look forward to a prosperous 2021.

If you are not already a 2021 NHASFAA member (and why not? In 2021, membership is free!), I encourage you to join us. Some of the benefits of a NHASFAA membership include:

• Professional development and robust training
• An annual conference
• Networking opportunities
• Leadership development
• Quarterly newsletter

Further, I encourage all NHASFAA members to become involved in your association. Whether you choose to volunteer on a committee or attend one of our training or networking events throughout the year, your involvement will pay dividends far beyond your investment! To get involved, please send an email to [email protected] for additional information.

Finally, I look forward to a strong and successful 2021! While we know our resolve will continue to be tested throughout the year, facing tests both personal and professional, I am confident the strength of our combined work and NHASFAA’s network will help us meet and overcome any challenge.

Take good care,
Joel Carstens
2021 NHASFAA President