Region 3 - East Central Florida

Greetings FASFAA Region III Community! 

My name is Karissa Lawson, and I am so elated to be your 2023-2024 Region III Representative. I’ve been working in the financial aid field for 13 years now. I started my financial aid journal as a student worker at Seminole State College of Florida and the rest has been history.  I am currently the Private Scholarship Coordinator II at the great University of Central Florida.

I begin volunteering with the FASFAA Association as the 2021-2022 Webinar Coordinator. In that role, I coordinated and hosted several webinars on various topics including Invisible Disabilities, Financial Literacy, Loan Repayment, Appreciation at Work, and co-presented on the Satisfactory Academic Progress NASFAA Credential Session. During this past 2022-2023 year at the FASFAA Association, I was the LEAP Co-Chair. FASFAA’s Leadership Education for Association Professionals Program, better known as LEAP, is designed to equip new and aspiring financial aid administrators with the resources and tools to become better leaders in our profession and provide opportunities for professional networking and involvement with FASFAA. If you are interested in being a LEAP Participant or Mentor, please see the following link Leap Program.

I also love teaching FASFAA members on the NASFAA Association Credentials training topics. In fact, I have earned all my NASFAA credentials as well as the NASFAA Certified Financial Aid Administrator® Program FAAC® designation to do so.

I am so thrilled about this upcoming “It’s A Whole New World” with the FASFAA Association as well as the Fall and Spring Region III Workshops that are going to be held at your very own University of Central Florida. And now I would like to hear from you by completing the following survey link concerning the FASFAA Region III Workshops.

I hope to see you there!!!

Karissa Lawson, FAAC®

23-24 Region III Representative

22-23 FASFAA Leap Program Co-Chair

21-22 FASFAA Webinar Chair