Welcome to the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA) website!

IASFAA is made up of members with a variety of talents who are dedicated to advocating for students, financial aid and access to higher education.  IASFAA offers a number of services to the membership including an annual conference, training workshops and professional development opportunities.  These are just a few of the many benefits of being an IASFAA member.  If you are not a member, please consider joining.

IASFAA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Commitment

IASFAA is committed to actively integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into its communications and practices as a core piece of its mission to serve students and financial aid professionals.  It makes this commitment to all individuals and communities it serves regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, professional level, or institution type.  Our commitment includes: 1) Ensuring that diverse perspectives play an intentional role in discussions of financial aid administration and policymaking. 2) Offering and promoting professional development opportunities focused on empowering each and every student, family, and colleague we serve. 3) Actively promoting and modeling equal access to member involvement and resources at the state, regional, and national levels. 4) Fostering a safe and open space for dialogue to educate and support our membership as a central part of the organization's mission of service.

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From the President

 Welcome to IASFAA! I am excited you're here and honored to serve you as IASFAA's president for the 2024-2025 year. IASFAA is great community to help you learn more about financial aid, grow in your career, and build a lifelong network of colleagues and friends.

We begin the 2024-2025 year by looking back to the future! We are looking forward to implementing our newly updated strategic plan, including our mission, vision, and values.

We are also excited to begin the future of institutional membership pricing and we hope that it enables more staff at every institution to get involved and join the conversation and community at our professional development events and the spring conference. We have a lot in store for you this year to help you explore resources, engage in discussion, participate in trainings, and stay informed.

With so many new changes already, and hopefully more updates to come we want to help everyone move forward in their professional journey, regardless of their starting point. While some of you are new to financial aid, and some have more experience, everyone has something to offer each other, so please get involved!

Thank you for being a part of the IASFAA community as we move through this next year and get back to the future for our students and each other! You are the future of IASFAA, and the financial aid profession, and just like the Back to the Future movie series, our future depends on us building each other up and encouraging each other to be our best selves. In the words of Marty McFly, "If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.”


Sarah Freestone, M.Ed., FAAC
2024-25 IASFAA President



What's New

Congratulations to our newly elected officers for 2024-2025

  • President-Elect: Kelsey Ryder, University of Iowa
  • Vice President: Karna Hofmeyer, Northwest Iowa Community College
  • Treasurer-Elect: Abbie Steinberg, NIACC
  • Secretary: Isaac Ehlers, Iowa State University
  • Delegate: Tim Bakula, University of Northern Iowa