Important Message 

NJASFAA believes it is important to affirm both our mission and diversity statements. Our overarching mission of assisting students and families to obtain access to higher education goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to embrace and celebrate diversity and inclusion. We do so with a firm dedication that actively uplifts members, students and families from all backgrounds while equally condemning racism, bias activity, inequality and any actions that might stand to test our position as a service organization. We look forward to further strengthening and expanding our partnership with you - our valued membership, colleagues and friends.

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 A Note from Your President, Lucy Candal-Fernandez:

Greetings and Welcome to NJASFAA,

I am proud and honored to serve as a member and leader of one of New Jersey’s greatest assets in Higher Education; the financial aid community. We are a talented, diverse group of professionals who assist students in understanding, completing requirements and receiving funds to achieve their educational goals at a similarly diverse set of schools.

NJASFAA represents public, independent and proprietary schools. We collaborate with federal and state agencies, as well as with educational providers to deliver tools, training, professional development and networking to our members.

Although we have and continue to experience many challenges, I am confident that the future is bright. Visit this page often. Become familiar with our mission, find links to important news and information, meet colleagues, register for training, access educational materials, and volunteer to become an active participant by joining a committee.

I encourage you to expand your participation in the profession. Our efforts are rewarded and multiplied when we collaborate with each other and with other higher education partners. To those who have already accepted the challenge and are helping me lead this year, I am honored to be among you. To those who are new to NJASFAA, welcome! To all, I look forward to the work we will accomplish together and the year ahead.

Lucy Candal-Fernandez
NJASFAA President
Montclair State University

The Benefits of Membership

NJASFAA's mission is to promote financial aid awareness and educational opportunities for students by providing professional development opportunities for its members.

Individual Membership Dues are $55 annually. NJASFAA’s Membership year is June 1st through May 31st.

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NJASFAA is working on more ways to engage our members and the financial aid community in New Jersey. Our public relations committee maintains the NJASFAA Facebook page. 

You can look there for commentary on current events, event information and Save the Dates, as well as updates on informal member gatherings. Like us, Follow us!
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