Committee Descriptions

The Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel is seeking members willing to actively serve MASFAP through committee membership. Listed below are MASFAP committees. Their success depends upon the members who volunteer to serve our organization. If you are interested in serving, please complete the Volunteer Form.

Archives - Keeps and periodically displays historical records and photographs of MASFAP functions, events and activities.

Awards - Coordinates presentation of the recognition and service awards made by the association.

Budget and Finance - Administers financial matters for the association, including preparation of the annual budget, tax returns, investments, etc.

Corporate Support - Identifies and carries out opportunities for MASFAP’s Associate members to support joint goals and objectives.

Early Awareness - Develops financial aid awareness projects geared to middle school (and younger) students and their families.

Association Governance/Legal Issues - Advises the Executive Board on legal issues that impact governance of the association.

Legislative - Serves as liaison between MASFAP and the governmental agencies involved with legislation that impacts financial aid programs.

Associate Concerns - Establishes and maintains effective relationships between schools, lending institutions, and other financial aid-related organizations.

Membership - Maintains MASFAP membership database, prepares the annual membership directory data on the website, and promotes membership in the association.

Missouri Award - Chaired by the past-president of the Association, committee members are made up of previous Missouri Award recipients and seek to recognize an individual from Missouri who has contributed to the field of financial aid.

Technology - Oversees the technological needs of the association.

Communications - Prepares the ‘MASFAP Monitor’ several times yearly. Stays abreast of technological developments that impact the financial aid profession and manages the direction of the MASFAP website.

Nominations/Elections - Identifies the slate of nominees for the MASFAP general election, held by electronic vote.

Professional Development - Develops programs and materials to provide financial aid professionals and support staff with current/pertinent information to improve their skills and knowledge.

Program - Plans and coordinates all sessions and activities for the fall conference.

Research - Investigates, compiles, and reports financial aid-related data/studies for the Executive Board and the membership.

Site - This committee makes logistical arrangements for all conferences and Executive Board meetings.

Newcomer/Welcome - Establishes special recognition and programs to integrate new members of MASFAP into the organization.

Ad Hoc committees are established at the approval of the Executive Board based on the current needs of the organization.