Region 5 - South Florida

Dear Region V,

I would like to introduce myself as the new Region V representative. I am excited to begin working with the FASFAA Board and all of our Florida financial aid constituents.

I have been in the financial aid field for over 20 years, working first at Florida Atlantic University, then moving on to my current position at FIU. Recently, I completed my Accredited Financial Counselor Certification expanding the professional growth of my financial aid career into the financial counseling role. Additionally, I have taken every opportunity to obtain certifications in regards to mental health support for all students including obtaining my certification in Mental Health First Aid and LGBTQ Safe Zone Training . These type of trainings have definitely become a necessary skill in any type of higher education student centered position and I highly advocate for all in financial aid to take any opportunity to expand their skillset in mental health wellness and support.

The 21-22 FASFAA Executive Board is already working diligently on planning a in person annual conference to bring us “Back Together Again”. We will be sending out details and updating the website soon. Stay tuned!

I am looking forward to serving the FASFAA Southern region by continuing to lead, share, motivate, educate and collaborate with other professionals in Financial Aid. I am extremely grateful for this the opportunity.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or hot topics you would like me to bring to the Board.

Sincerely,

Marissa Miles, MA, AFC®
Director of Financial Assistance
Accredited Financial Counselor