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  • You just parked your car. You sit for a moment, gathering your resolve to enter the building. It’s the first day of classes and you estimate how many times you will hear, “I start school today,” in the next several hours. You enter your office......

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  • Words cannot express what an honor it was to receive the CAFAA Hall of Fame Award at this year’s annual conference. I want to thank you, the CAFAA Board, and the entire membership for honoring me this way. I love working in financial aid and......

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

Colorado State University

Mike Pearce

Technology Chair

Colorado Community College Systems