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The Utah Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (UASFAA) was organized in 1968 and is a professional, non-profit entity consisting of institutions of higher education within the state of Utah. We represent public, private, and proprietary colleges and universities whose financial aid personnel are in the profession of managing and distributing financial aid to students pursuing post-secondary education. We also represent associate member organizations whose businesses provide higher education services and support to post-secondary students in Utah.

This site is designed to assist financial aid professionals in meeting the needs and demands of our business. Our goal is to supply the resources and information that enable our members to better serve their institutions and students in a highly skilled manner.

2024 Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2024 Annual Conference, we look forward to seeing you!

A copy of the final schedule is now available.

Date: April 8th and 9th, 2024
Location: University of Utah Alumni House (155 Central Campus Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84112)

If you have session or presentation ideas please send them to with the subject "2024 Annual Conference" .


UASFAA would like to thank all volunteers who were nominated for UASFAA Board positions. The 2024-2025 President-Elect is Jayson Matlock from Southern Utah University and the 2024-2025 Secretary/Treasurer is Lauren Andalora from Western Governors University. Their leadership will continue to allow UASFAA to meet the needs of members.

Jayson Matlock

Jayson Matlock - MPA, FAAC ®

Deputy Chief Financial Aid Director, Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships @ SUU

Jayson is a passionate Financial Aid Administrator who has worked in the field for 12 years. As a first-generation college student, he focuses on building connections and channels for advocacy to elevate the student experience. He has had the opportunity to participate in various committees that emphasize the importance of fortifying EDI efforts, improving employee retention and morale, and creating unique opportunities for advocacy to thrive. These opportunities have come institutionally, and through participation in UASFAA, RMASFAA, and NASFAA at crucial times.

In his career he has found fulfillment in the ability to foster authentic connections that can create generational change in student lives, and to create space for staff and student voices to be heard.

Lauren Andalora

Lauren Andalora, LSS-GB, FAAC ®

Financial Aid Administrator II @ Western Governors University

Lauren has worked in financial aid for over 7 years and is passionate about process improvement with the student and staff experience in mind. She has served as the UASFAA Conference Planning Committee Chair for over a year and is a current Mentee in the RMASFAA Leadership Pipeline program. She recently earned the NASFAA FAAC® designation and looks forward to continuing to grow and support the FA profession through her work and association engagement.

Beyond work, she enjoys hiking, traveling, gardening, cooking, fostering animals, and spending time with her partner and furry companions.

Membership in UASFAA Provides Opportunities

Consider joining us and benefit by:
  • Receiving professional training and development through workshops and forums,
  • Attending the annual state conference with professional presenters from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), and our state membership,
  • Accessing the UASFAA directory listing for all members,
  • Receiving the monthly UASFAA newsletter,
  • Collaborating with other professionals in the same field within the state,
  • Strengthening your leadership skills while participating in service and volunteer opportunities, and
  • Having a voice to share your challenges and triumphs with our regional and national association.
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