Assistant Director of Financial Aid Earns Designation
Deidre Strutz (Assistant Director of Financial Aid) earned the FAAC® designation from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ accredited Certified Financial Aid Administrator® Program.
The Certified Financial Aid Administrator® (CFAA) Program is a first-in-the-industry effort launched in 2019 that validates the skills and knowledge of financial aid professionals at postsecondary institutions nationwide. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is a nonprofit membership organization that represents more than 29,000 financial aid professionals at approximately 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is the only national association with a primary focus on student aid legislation, regulatory analysis, and training for financial aid administrators.
Strutz joins the ranks of an elite group of more than 400 other financial aid professionals who earned the FAAC® designation after successfully passing a comprehensive knowledge exam and affirming commitment to the standards of ethical behavior that have long been a hallmark of the financial aid profession.
“Earning the FAAC designation is a remarkable achievement that demonstrates the recipient’s competence in and commitment to financial aid administration, and of the years of work and training — and countless hours of study — they have dedicated to reach this goal,” says Dr. Christina Tangalakis, 2022-23 CFAA Program commission chair and associate dean of financial aid at Glendale Community College.