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Who Are We?

From the Four Corners to the US/Mexico border, New Mexico's college students are served by a diverse, energetic and compassionate group known as NMASFAA.

NMASFAA, or the New Mexico Association of Financial Aid Administrators was formed when financial aid administrators around the state came together to maximize resources, share knowledge and experiences of those serving the higher education field. Our goal, as individuals and a group is to assist New Mexico college students and their families by maximizing student financial aid opportunities while staying in compliance with the ever changing state and federal regulations.

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2020 Board Members


Krystle Montoya

Central New Mexico Community College


Leah Boss

Institute of American Indian Arts


Lauren Benally

San Juan College 


Kelsey Higgins

University of New Mexico 


Jennifer Sheley

San Juan College


Chris Meeks

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell


Vanessa Rivera

University of New Mexico 

SWASFAA Delegate at Large

Elizabeth Amador Jacquez

University of New Mexico 


Upcoming Conferences

For February, Citizens is spotlighting a New Financial Aid Professional Series of online sessions!  Whether you are brand new to Financial Aid, or looking for a refresher, we hope one of the following will interest you!  Most sessions are just 30 minutes so grab a snack and “tune in”!

Click HERE to register!

February 2nd  Tuesday      12 pm EST     Guide for New FA Professionals


February 4th   Thursday     3 pm EST      Understanding Credit and Private Student Loan Underwriting


February 9th   Tuesday      12 pm EST     Delivering an Exceptional Customer Experience


February 11th  Thursday     3 pm EST      Financing the Gap


February 16th  Tuesday      12 pm EST   RFI to PLA and Everything In-Between


February 18th  Thursday    3 pm EST    Guide for New FA Professionals


February 23rd  Tuesday     12 pm EST   Student Loan Repayment Basics and Options


February 25th Thursday     3 pm EST    Delivering an Exceptional Customer Experience

The 2020 conference will be held virtually this year. Please visit for more info

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