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  • Welcome to CAFAA’s new website! I have been hard at work these past few months preparing the new website for its debut with our new web servicer, KeyBridge Web based out of Washington, D.C. We, the CAFAA board and committees, are very excited with the......

  • The Annual Conference Committee would love to include your insight and expertise in the upcoming 2017 CAFAA Conference! Take this golden opportunity to make the 2017 CAFAA Conference shine with brilliant sessions in celebration of CAFAA’s 50th Anniversary, May 3-5, 2017 in Breckenridge, CO. If......

  • Work (noun): the labor, task, or duty that is one’s accustomed means of livelihood. Work should be taken seriously. But who says we can’t have fun and be productive at the same time? Studies show that incorporating fun in the workplace can lead to enhanced......

Through training and outreach, CAFAA advances the financial aid profession in order to be the primary source in Colorado for information and guidance regarding the financing of student higher education.

CAFAA Officers

Eileen Griego


Colorado State University

Ofelia Morales


University of Colorado – Boulder

Tom Biedscheid

Past President

Colorado State University

Michael Murphy


Rhonda Martinez


Colorado Community College System

Tara Spritzer


Colorado State University

Chris Peterson


Aims Community College

Lou Melucci 

Past Treasurer

University of Colorado – Boulder


Dean Wilson

4-Year Public Representative

Metropolitan State University

Ariel Mendez

2-Year Public Representative

Arapahoe Community College

Kathy Gonzalez

4-Year Private Representative

Nancy DiSante

Proprietary School Representative

Concorde Career College

Shawn Murphy

Service Organization Representative

Beth Romba

Conference Chair

Front Range Community College

Shawn Jackson

Financial Aid Awareness Chair

Community College of Denver

Heidi Markey

Historian Chair

Arapahoe Community College

Lesa Briggs

Membership Chair

University of Colorado – Denver

Cassie Seamans

Newsletter/Blog Chair

University of Colorado – Boulder


Sara Gossman

Professional Development Chair

Professional Development Chair –

Mike Pierce

Technology Chair

Rocky Mountain College of Arts & Design