The Conference Committee organizes the June and October conferences each year. The committee is responsible for the development of topics, securing speakers, managing logistics, and creation of printed materials for each conference.
Current Conference Committee
The Nominations Committee works to ensure member involvement in the elections process and development of the Executive Board. The Nominations Committee notifies members of upcoming elections, gathers nominations, and distributes information about the nominated inviduals to all members prior to voting at the June conference.
Current Nominations Committee
The Scholarship Committee organizes the annual awarding of the Horace J "Harry" Amaral Scholarship and the Senator Claiborne Pell Scholarship. RIASFAA will award one $500 Horace J "Harry" Amaral Scholarship and one $500 Senator Claiborne Pell Scholarship. Eligible students will submit a completed application and essay to the Scholarship Committee by the established deadline.
Current Scholarship Committee
The By Laws Committee is responsible for the review, maintenance, and administration of the By Laws of RIASFAA. Members will review the by-laws every 2 years, and update as needed.
Current By Laws Committee
Our committees are always looking for additional volunteers. It's a great way to get to know your fellow aid administrators in Rhode Island. Most committees only meet a few times per year and the time commitment is very small.
Check out our Volunteer page!
Studies have shown that accessing financial aid can be a huge obstacle to attending college. In responce, the College Planning Center of Rhode Island hosts FAFSA Completion Nights throughout Rhode Island to help families complete their financial aid paperwork.
The objective is to provide more time for students and families - especially those who are first generation of their families to go to college - to realize that higher education is achievable and affordable.
Volunteer for the FAFSA Completion Project here.