Sponsors/partners are valuable members to our association who provide valuable services and/or financial assistance programs that promote student access to New Hampshire post-secondary schools, and financial support to the Association.

Become a 22/23 NHASFAA Sponsor

Sponsorship will included these benefits: 

  • One exhibitor table at the annual conferencein October
  • One complimentary registration
  • Recognition of support for NHASFAA during the conference; Each sponsor will have an opportunity to speak for one minute during the conference. During this time you may introduce yourself and tell a little about yourself, your company, and your product(s)
  • A highlight in one issue of the NHASFAA Newsletter during the 22/23 year
  • Recognition as a sponsor including logo and company write-up on the NHASFAA website (see below)
  • Rotating ad on the NHASFAA homepage linked back to your company

Sponsorship Cost: $600

A La Carte Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Sponsor with signage and ackowledgement at 1 of 3 general sessions ($200) - limited to 3 sponsors
  • Conference Notebook ($300) - limited to 1 sponsor

Deadline to sponsor: 10/5/2022

Conference Dates: 10/20/2022-10/21/2022

Sponsorship Agreement

Sponsors are required to maintain an active membership for that calendar year.

Note: All associate members that specifically represent a business organization that provides student financial assistance programs or services, are required to complete and submit a sponsor/exhibitor agreement to attend the annual conference. This requirement is established and enforced to protect the association’s sponsor/partner relationships. If this obligation is not met prior to the event date, then NHASFAA will cancel the conference registration and refund the conference fee to the member.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is a leading provider of student loans with over three decades of experience in the student loan industry. Citizens Bank offers competitive loans and rates to students and parents looking to finance an education or refinance federal and private student loans. As the only national lender with Multi-Year Approval, borrowers can simply secure funding for a student’s entire time enrolled, not just the first year. We are committed to educating and empowering our customers to make informed financial decisions with the help of our dedicated specialists, tailored products, and online tools and resources. Visit www.citizensbank.com/student-loans. 

Donna Shelby, Vice President
[email protected]


Cognition Financial is a leading provider of finance solutions for students and their families. With close to 30 years of experience in facilitating more than $23 billion in private student loans, we have helped more than 1 million families pay for college! For more than a decade, the Custom Choice and the Union Federal Private Student Loan programs Powered by Cognition Financial have become programs that your school and your families can trust. With new features like prequalification, no late fees and increased aggregate loan limits, your families are sure to customize the right loan program for their unique educational journey!

Your Relationship Manager, Julie Lawton is ready to assist you as you help families navigate their financing options.

Julie Lawton
Manager, Business Development
(774) 847-9443
[email protected]

Visit www.customchoice.com and www.unionfederalstudentloans.com today!
If you haven’t already done so, don’t miss the opportunity to add these programs to your lender list today!

College Ave Student Loans offers flexible and affordable private student loan products to help students bridge the gap between the total cost of attendance and available resources. Our products feature:

  • A comprehensive suite of loans including undergraduate, graduate, parent and refinancing.
  • Competitive fixed and variable interest rates, with no origination or application fees.
  • The fastest and easiest application process—averages 3 minutes to complete—along with an instant credit decision.
  • The most in-school repayment choices and the widest selection of repayment term lengths.

College Ave also offers powerful online tools that promote responsible borrowing:

  • Our pre-qualification tool allows students (and cosigners) to determine if their credit qualifies them for the loan, as well as the rate they could expect to receive, before they apply.
  • Our unique loan calculator presents students with applicable interest rates, estimated monthly payments, and the total loan cost under each customizable option.
  • Students can also see how much their loan would cost—under each repayment scenario—if they select a loan term of 5, 8, 10, or 15 years.
  • We clearly explain each repayment choice and how much money borrowers can save through in-school payments and shorter repayment terms.

College Ave Student Loans offers all of the loan features students want plus the personal attention they deserve. We’re committed to ensuring students thoroughly understand the loan before borrowing and to giving them the guidance and support they need to pay it back successfully. We want your students to be successful! To learn more you can visit our website at www.collegeavestudentloans.com.

Jennifer Trauman, Head of Campus Relations – Northeast
[email protected]

Discover Student Loans helps students cover costs at college and graduate schools across the country. We also provide loans for parents, post-graduate loans for law and health professions students, and private consolidation loans. Loans for college and graduate school feature fixed or variable interest rates, zero fees, a choice of deferred or in-school repayment options, and valuable rewards. We believe in responsible borrowing and encourage students to maximize scholarships, grants and other free financial aid before taking loans.

Heather Ward
Relationship Manager
[email protected]
(617) 752-4101

EDvestinU® is the private student loan and refinancing program of The NHHEAF Network. EDvestinUs mission is to provide affordable college funding options to students and borrowers nationwide. With industry-leading rates and nationally recognized loan servicing, students, parents and post-secondary schools can have every confidence that EDvestinU customers are provided with the tools needed to make educated financing decisions. 

As a nonprofit lender, proceeds are reinvested into borrower benefits which reduce the cost of borrowing, scholarship programs which reduce the need to borrow, and educational outreach which increases aspirations for higher education. Information about the EDvestinU private loan can be found at www.edvestinu.com/private and information about the refinance program can be found at www.edvestinu.com/refi.

Rich Neilsen, Lending Products and Partnerships Manager
[email protected]


Nelnet Student Loans provides private loan origination and servicing to help students make their educational dreams possible. We achieve this by providing simple, helpful student loan solutions with competitive borrower benefits, financial knowledge, and more.

Built on Nelnet’s 40-plus years of higher education and student loan expertise, we are committed to helping families chart a better financial path. Nelnet Student Loans creates undergraduate and graduate private student loans and student loan refinancing options that are simple, easy to understand, and accessible. Our borrowers have big dreams. That’s why we offer features like low interest rates, cosigner release options, and flexible payment terms to help them dream even bigger. Learn more at NelnetStudentLoans.com.

Joe Jovell, Regional Director
[email protected]


Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nations saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at www.salliemae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

Maureen Fagen 
[email protected]


VSAC, Vermont’s nonprofit higher education agency, was established by the Vermont Legislature in 1965 to help students of all ages save, plan, and pay for college and career training. VSAC offers a range of services to students attending Vermont institutions, as well as Vermont residents attending college in NH or anywhere in the U.S. and internationally. VSAC’s free services for students pursuing education after high school include education & career planning, admissions counseling, help with understanding and completing financial aid forms, low-cost, fixed-rate Vermont Advantage loans for students & parents, and 1-on-1 repayment counseling. VSAC also administers scholarships and grants for Vermont residents, in addition to the Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan, the official Vermont tax-advantaged 529 college savings program. Learn more at www.vsac.org/.

Melaney Wald
[email protected]

Linda Thatcher
[email protected]


ELM is the only lender-neutral, not-for-profit company, solely focused on the comparison, processing and disbursement of private education loans. We provide a single system for families to compare and choose the right loan product, as well as for your offices to certify and disburse that product, regardless of lender. With over 1,800 College and University partners and a customer satisfaction rating over 95% for 8 straight years, we are very proud of what we do. Please contact us for more information or to let us know how we can strengthen our involvement with our campus. Learn more: www.elmresources.com

Brendon Sanger
[email protected]


Ascent is committed to revolutionizing how students pay for higher education. Ascent offers a private student loan program that gives both undergraduate and graduate students more opportunities to qualify for a loan, with or without a cosigner. Ascent encourages transparency and financial wellness by incorporating financial education into the application process, preserving the notion that an education is an investment where students and families should understand the return on their investment relative to the cost. Ascent offers benefits (such as 1% cash back, scholarships, a Refer a Friend Program, a Rewards Program, and more) as well as free resources that set students and families up for financial success.

We are proud to share that Ascent Student Loans was recently named the Best Private Student Loan Lender of 2020 by Forbes Advisor and one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal.

To learn more about Ascent, please visit www.AscentStudentLoans.com.

Rick Gallagher
[email protected]


SoFi helps people achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions. Our products for borrowing, saving, spending, investing, and protecting give our million plus members fast access to tools to get their money right. SoFi membership comes with the key essentials for getting ahead, including career advisors and connection to a thriving community of like-minded, ambitious people.

Speed matters, which is why families can check their loan rates and get pre-approved in minutes with SoFi. We’re big fans of the phrase, “what you see is what you get”, so our in-school loans have no fees, not even the hidden ones. Our community-first approach means we offer products and services designed to put our members first, always. Learn more: www.sofi.com

Jason Kahn, Director, Campus Relationships
[email protected]


Credible is a unique marketplace of student loan lenders, providing personalized, prequalified rates from multiple lenders in under 2 minutes. With no fees or required agreements, they make it easy for schools to partner with them. The Credible marketplace does not interfere with schools current loan processes and is a great resource to help students make sense of their loan options. Learn more: www.credible.com/schools

Caroline Menendez, Senior Manager, School Partnerships
[email protected]


Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in verification, financial aid management, financial education, and repayment wellness. Our mission supports schools as they launch brilliant futures for students, armed with the knowledge to become financially responsible citizens.  Talk to us.

Tami Gilbeaux, Assistant Vice President
[email protected]


Iron Bridge Resources is a higher education consulting firm providing interim staffing, financial aid tax training, and other business services to colleges nationwide. We are experts in the fields of executive management, business development, marketing, and sales with more than 100 years of combined experience in the higher education industry. We are here to help you navigate today’s changing world. Let us know how we can help you.

For Interim Staffing:
Beth Ingle, Director of Business Development
[email protected] | (508) 769-4605

For Tax Training:
NHASFAA offers our tax training as a benefit for its members. For more information contact:
Robert Weinerman, Director of Training
[email protected] | (617) 733-0027


Earnest is an education financing company that empowers people with the capital they need to live better lives. Founded in 2013, Earnest was created to help grads control their financial future by refinancing their student debt.

Since then, Earnest has helped clients save thousands of dollars on interest rates, pay off their student loans, and take years off their student debt. Through underwriting that rewards responsible financial habits, Earnest is proud to offer personalized rates to each client. Our flexible student loans allow clients to pick their payment and loan term. Our application shows students the potential savings of in-school payments before they sign.

At Earnest, we believe in a world where borrowers are not weighed down by student debt. Visit www.earnest.com/for-schools to learn more.

Ben Loya, Senior Account Executive
[email protected]


KHEAA is a not-for-profit lender and third party servicer with services and products to assist students, families and the financial aid offices across the nation. 

Our products/services include:

  • Advantage Education Loan for students – low fixed rate, no fee option for students needing additional money.
  • Advantage Parent Loan – low fixed rate, not fee option for parents of college students.
  • Advantage Refinance Loan – low fixed rate, no fee option for borrowers with student loan debt.
  • Cohort Default Management Service – we contact your student loan borrowers to assist you in keeping your CDR down.
  • KHEAA Verify – full service FAFSA verification service.

Sean McGivney
[email protected]

MEFA’s mission since our founding in 1982 has been to help students and families access and afford higher education and reach financial goals through education programs, tax-advantaged savings plans, low-cost loans, and expert guidance. All of our work aligns with our ever-present goal to support the independence, growth, and success of students and families. As the authority on helping families plan, save, and pay for college, we aim to provide families with low-cost college financing solutions. The flagship MEFA Loan for undergraduate and graduate students remains one of the most affordable college financing options available. Our fixed interest rate loan allows families a predictable repayment and is accompanied by expert guidance and one-on-one service from the MEFA college planning team. MEFA Loans are available for families across the United States.

Our public service initiatives also serve as a significant resource for families, providing expert college planning guidance through community outreach programs, an extensive email curriculum designed to help families navigate the college planning timeline, personalized customer service, and online information and tools. Additionally, we offer annual training opportunities to hundreds of high school counselors and college admissions representatives on college financing and financial aid.

Stephanie Wells
[email protected]