Financial Aid Administrators Hold Successful Virtual Conference

Kamesia House, Executive Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Fayetteville State University.

KamesiaHouse, Executive Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid at FayettevilleState University (FSU) and president of the North Carolina Association ofStudent Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA), recently completed theorganization’s first virtual conference. The conference was hosted by FSU andwas such a success, attendees have requested to have at least one of their two annualconferences virtually.

TheNorth Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA)provides training and professional development opportunities to the financialaid community, advocates on behalf of financial aid professionals, and strivesto promote educational access and choice for students.

The three principles of NCASFAA are:

  • To develop and strengthen the professional competency of student financial aid administrators employed by North Carolina postsecondary institutions, agencies, and private and community organizations.
  • To promote the strengthening and enhancing of programs of student financial aid so the end that no qualified person desirous of a postsecondary education shall be denied that opportunity due to a lack of financial resources.
  • To facilitate communication among educational institutions, agencies, and sponsors of student assistance funds, through the exchange of ideas, information, and the performance of such studies as may be appropriate.

Housebegan her career more than 30 years ago as a Federal Work Study student at ShawUniversity in Raleigh.  After graduating, she was hired as anadministrative assistant at Shaw focusing on the Free Application for FederalStudent Aid (FAFSA) process for the adult learner population.  Houserealized this was her calling and the desire for a more challengingposition.  She was hired as a Financial Aid Counselor and later promotedto Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Shaw University.  To sharpen andbroaden her cope in the financial aid profession, her next professionaldevelopment was Scholarship Coordinator at North Carolina Central Universityand later as an Assistant Director of Financial Aid at North Carolina StateUniversity. 

House’s career took an unexpected turn when she was recruited to the position of Director of Financial Aid at Shaw University. That prepared her for her current role as Executive Director of Scholarships & Financial Aid at FSU, a position she has held for 13 years.

About Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University is aconstituent institution of The University of North Carolina System and thesecond-oldest institution of higher education in the state, having been foundedin 1867. FSU is a historically black university offering degrees at thebaccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,700 students,Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in thenation. To learn more about Fayetteville State University, visit


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