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Anastacia Dillon Receives Certification from New Nation-wide CFAA Program

June 26, 2019

Associate Vice President for Financial Aid Anastacia Dillon is one of only 75 nationally who are recognized as Certified Financial Aid Administrators (CFAA) by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

“NASFAA had just launched a certification program (like CFP, SPHR, etc.) for the financial aid profession, and I was asked to participate in the beta testing of this program along with other financial aid professionals from across the country,” Dillon said. “As a result of that, I am in the inaugural class.”

The CFAA Program is a certification in financial aid administration that covers the wide range of skills and knowledge required to perform competently in Title IV financial aid administration at any type of college or university across the country. Compared to the NASFAA Professional Credential tests, which are specific to certain subject areas, the CFAA Exam assesses the broader knowledge required of a financial aid administrator across multiple subject areas. Credentials may serve as a pathway to the CFAA, as well as a means of maintaining the CFAA designation. Once certified, the CFAA must recertify every three years.