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Congratulations to the 2018 PASFAA Award Winners!

President's Award: The Historian Committee
Team Award: The Government Relations Committee
Honorary Life Membership Award: Representative Charlie Dent, James Preston, Bonnie Lee Behm, and Gregory L. Gearhart
Distinguished Service Award: Marykay Klara
Leadership Award: Linda W. Ebel and Kelly Liocano
Emerging Leader Award: Regina M. Brinza and Rebecca Schreiber-Reis
Hero Award: Linda A Gaston

Congratulations to the 2018 PASFAA scholarship winners!!

  • Michael Schultze - The University of Scranton
  • Mariclaire Stearns - Great Lakes Institute of Technology
  • Paola Ramos Arroyo - Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Brittany Curry - Edinboro
  • Olivia Hippensteel - Penn State
  • Robet Pate - Villanova
  • Imani Franklin - Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing

Do you have special news you would like to share with the PASFAA membership? Contact Daniel Wray with all the details to have your news posted!

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Cognition FinancialHeidi Sisson – Manager, Business Development Cognition Financial, on behalf of SunTrust Bank

I am so pleased to work with all of the amazing people who make up PASFAA!  Like many of you, I started my financial aid journey as a work study student and after graduation began working full-time in the Office of Financial Aid in 1992.  I enjoyed a number of different roles and spent many happy years working with students.  In 2004, I was offered a position with Citibank and started my new adventure in student lending.  In 2010, I joined First Marblehead - which is now Cognition Financial - supporting the SunTrust Bank private loan programs. SunTrust offers the Custom Choice and Union Federal Private Loan programs as well as an In-School Refinance Option.   In addition to PA, I work with Colleges and Universities in MI, OH, WV, TN, MN, and KY.   Please don’t hesitate to contact me at or 734.476.9220.

Spring Training 2019 Update - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Learn about session topics  including a special opening speaker!

Spring Training 2019
March 12: Spring Training (East) at Kutztown University of PA
March 14: Spring Training (West) at Slippery Rock University of PA

Conference 2019
October 7-9 at the Hershey Convention Center, Hershey, PA

Conference 2020
October 26-28 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, PA

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA) Home Page! PASFAA is a dynamic organization representing over 300 Pennsylvania educational institutions, lenders, and organizations involved with higher education.

The Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA) is a dynamic, service association whose mission is:
  • To provide for the professional development of members and other constituencies
  • To advocate for access to post-secondary education, and
  • To educate the public on financial aid and funding opportunities.

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