Helen Faith elected to chair National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Helen Faith, UW–Madison’s director of student financial aid, has been elected to serve as the 2023-24 national chair of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

NASFAA is the only national, nonprofit association with a primary focus on information dissemination, professional development, and legislative and regulatory analysis related to federal student aid programs. Its membership consists of more than 32,000 student financial assistance professionals at nearly 3,000 institutions, serving nine out of every 10 undergraduates in the U.S.

“I admire Helen’s ability to keep students at the forefront of public policy while also thinking about pragmatic policy implementation and look forward to working with her in our time ahead,” says NASFAA President Justin Draeger.

Faith is a certified financial aid administrator with more than 20 years of experience at two- and four-year institutions, both public and private. Since August 2020, she has worked closely with campus partners and various stakeholders to continue expanding access and affordability to Wisconsin students while leading her team through an ongoing period of unprecedented uncertainty and change in a hybrid environment. She has overseen the distribution of more than $35 million in federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants to students impacted by COVID-19 and led cross-campus efforts to support undergraduates without traditional familial support.

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