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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

We at Citizens are proud  to present our November & December Webinar Series designed for Financial Aid Administrators by providing free, timely, and relevant topics for you. 

Please Click Here to sign up for any of the following topics:


11/3  - 12pm EST - Delivering an Exceptional Customer Experience

11/5  -   3pm EST - Understanding Private Loan Refinancing

11/10 -12pm EST - Understanding Private Loan Refinancing

11/12 -  3pm EST - Repayment Basics

11/17 -12pm EST - 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

11/19 -  3pm EST - Thriving in Change



12/9 - 12pm EST -  Repayment Basics

12/16 - 3pm EST -  Getting Creative when Problem Solving

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

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