Hello PASFAA Members,
I want to start off by saying what a wonderful conference we had this year! A huge shout-out to Colleen Coudriet and the conference committee for putting together this experience on such short notice and for facing and overcoming all the challenges with such grace. Magnificent job, everyone! The conference this year was so desperately needed. I think we are all “Zoomed out” from the pandemic and getting back to in-person events made our gathering that much better…
Next, I want to thank all of you for the opportunity to be your PASFAA president. Since my first PASFAA conference back in 1999 I knew I wanted to continue to be involved in this organization. I have held many positions over the years and am so excited to have this honor.
As I always say, the only constant we have in financial aid is change. This year is certainly adding up to be no exception. FAFSA simplification, debt relief plans, and Fresh Start for Student Loan Borrowers are going to change the aid landscape. Add the uncertainty of the lasting effects of the pandemic, along with the political landscape, and it adds up to a lot of anxiety for all of us. As an organization, I want to make sure PASFAA is on top of all the changes and get you the information you need as soon as it becomes available.
PASFAA is a well-known and well-respected organization. Our leadership will continue to build on these notions and move our mission forward. To move PASFAA forward, I am asking something you: PLEASE GET INVOLVED, as it is the people that make PASFAA great! As we move from virtual to in-person events, WE NEED YOU!
Get out of your comfort zone – help with college fairs, PASFAA activities, or try a new committee!
Please always feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions, comments, suggestions for the good of the order… In this organization, everyone matters!
Mr. Jamie Kosh, MA. MBA.