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Stephanie Martin Earns Nationally Recognized Financial Aid Administrator Certification

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Stephanie Martin, Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Benefits

Stephanie Martin, Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Benefits at Grayson College, earned the FAAC® designation from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' accredited Certified Financial Aid Administrator® (CFAA) Program.

“We have always been proud of Stephanie’s work and her commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards while serving students. This certification proves Stephanie is an industry leader, and we are honored to have her as part of our team” said Dr. Jeremy McMillen, Grayson College President.

The CFAA Program is a first-in-the-industry effort launched in 2019 that validates the skills and knowledge of financial aid professionals at postsecondary institutions nationwide. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, or NASFAA, is a nonprofit membership organization that represents more than 29,000 financial aid professionals at approximately 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. NASFAA is the only national association with a primary focus on student aid legislation, regulatory analysis, and training for financial aid administrators.

"Financial aid administrators are entrusted with significant responsibility, ranging from ensuring college access for students to protecting the reputation of an institution and maintaining the integrity of federal financial aid programs," said NASFAA President & CEO Justin Draeger. "The FAAC designation affirms the professional commitment of a financial aid administrator not only to those responsibilities, but also their commitment to uphold the highest ethical standards." 

Martin joins the ranks of an elite group of more than 500 other financial aid professionals, 28 in the State of Texas, who earned the FAAC designation after successfully passing a comprehensive knowledge exam and affirming commitment to the standards of ethical behavior that have long been a hallmark of the financial aid profession.

“Financial aid administrators work in a highly-regulated, continuously-evolving industry where knowledge matters,” says Craig Alan Slaughter, 2023-24 CFAA Program commission chair and director of financial aid at Kenyon College. “As part of an inclusive and supportive FAAC community, we commit to the highest standards of professionalism and professional development to support the success of the communities, institutions and students we serve.”

More information about the certification program may be found at, or by contacting NASFAA's certification program staff via email at