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National Associations | Regional Associations | State Associations
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National Professional Associations
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
NASFAA, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
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NAFSA: Association of International Educators
NAFSA, Association of International Educators (previously known as the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs) is the national professional association for international educators. NAFSA promotes international educational exchange between the United States and the rest of the world. In addition to providing information about Financial Aid For International Students, NAFSA's web site provides Information About The Organization, Electronic News for international educators, and Back Issues of their quarterly magazine (International Educator). International students who are interested on studying in the US and US students who are interested in studying abroad can also call 202-462-4811 and ask for the "Recording on Financial Aid."

NAFSA does not provide any grants to international students, with the exception of a small grant program for students from the Soviet Union (202-462-4811 x3077). (There was previously a program for students from East Central Europe (202-462-4811 x3081) and the Baltic States (202-462-4811 x3081), but this program is no longer accepting new applications.) Information about these programs should be available from the international student advisor at most colleges and universities.

For more information, call 202-462-4811, fax 202-667-3419, write to NAFSA: Association of International Educators, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20009-5728, or send email to To order NAFSA publications, call 800-836-4994, fax 412-741-0609, or write to NAFSA Publications, PO Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143.
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National Association for College Admissions Counseling
NACAC is a nonprofit professional organization for college admission counselors, including secondary school counselors and college and university admissions officers. NACAC sponsors the National College Fair for students and their families. For more information call 703-836-2222, fax 703-836-8105, write to Kevin D. Keeley, Executive Director, National Association for College Admissions Counseling, 1631 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2818 or send email to
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National Association of College and University Business Officers
NACUBO is a nonprofit professional organization for college and university business officers and campus financial administrators. For more information call 202-861-2500, fax 202-861-2583, write to National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, or send email to Pierce McManus at
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American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers
AACRAO is a nonprofit, voluntary professional association for more than 9,000 higher education administrators who represent more than 2,300 institutions and agencies in the United States and in 39 other countries. Its goal is to advance higher education and promote the professional development of its members.
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American Association of Universities
AAU, the American Association of Universities is the institutional membership association focusing on advancing the aims of liberal education. AAU forges links between presidents, academic administrators, and faculty leaders to plan and implement effective educational programs as the means to strengthen their institutions.
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American Council on Education
ACE, the American Council on Education is the nation's umbrella higher education association. ACE is dedicated to the belief that equal educational opportunity and a strong higher education system are cornerstones of a democratic society. Its approximately 1,800 members include accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities from all sectors of higher education and other education and education-related organizations.
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American Association of Community Colleges
AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the nation's 1,100 two-year degree granting institutions. AACC promotes the cause of its member colleges through 1) legislative advocacy 2) monitoring of national issues and trends 3) collection, analysis and dissemination of information 4) representation with other educational agencies and the national media 5) research and publication of news and scholarly analyses.
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The College Board
The College Board is a national, nonprofit association that champions educational excellence for all students through the ongoing collaboration of nearly 3,000 member schools, colleges, universities, educational systems, and organizations. The Board promotes -- by means of responsive forums, research, programs, and policy development -- universal access to high standards of learning, equity of opportunity, and sufficient financial support so that every student is prepared for success in college and in work.
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Regional Professional Associations
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State Professional Associations
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Financial Aid Listservs
    A national listserv for student financial aid administrators.
    To subscribe, send a message to
    Type: SUB FINAID-L firstname lastname in the message body.
    A tri-state listserv for financial aid administrators in Delaware, the District of Columbia and Maryland.
    To subscribe, send a message to
    Type: sub tristate (name of person subscribing) in the message body.
    A state-wide listserve for financial aid administrators in New Jersey.
    To subscribe, visit the NJASFAA website at
  • EASFAA-GradList
    A list for members interested in and/or serving graduate students.
    To subscribe, send a message to
    Subscribed members can post to
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Other Resources
  • Education Finance Council
    The Education Finance Council (EFC) is a Washington D.C. based trade association representing not-for-profit and state-based student loan secondary market organizations including scholarship funding corporations throughout the country.  These public purpose organizations are dedicated to the single purpose of making college more affordable.
  • National Student Loan Clearinghouse
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