Sponsors/partners are valuable members to our association who provide valuable services and/or financial assistance programs that promote student access to New Hampshire post-secondary schools, and financial support to the Association.

Become a 20/21 NHASFAA Sponsor

Sponsorship will included these benefits: 

  • Recognition of support for NHASFAA during the 2020 virtual conference; Recognition by the President and logo placed at the beginning or end of each presentation
  • One sponsor per month highlighted in the monthly NHASFAA Newsletter
  • Recognition as a sponsor including logo and company write-up on the NHASFAA website (see below)
  • Rotating ad on the NHASFAA homepage linked back to your company

Sponsorship Cost: $300

Deadline to sponsor: 10/16/2020

Please complete the form below if your organization wishes to sponsor.

Sponsorship Agreement

Sponsors are required to maintain an active membership for that calendar year. The NHASFAA Council has voted to reduce the membership fee to $0 for 2021. All Active 2020 members will be automatically renewed.

Note: All associate members that specifically represent a business organization that provides student financial assistance programs or services, are required to complete and submit a sponsor/exhibitor agreement to attend the annual conference. (This will not be enforced for the virtual conference in 2020 as no vendors will be exhibiting. All members are encouraged to attend the virtual conference even if they are not sponsoring NHASFAA for the year.) This requirement is established and enforced to protect the association’s sponsor/partner relationships. If this obligation is not met prior to the event date, then NHASFAA will cancel the conference registration and refund the conference fee to the member.


CampusLogic helps schools change lives by delivering the first—and only—Student Financial Success platform that includes a net price calculator, complete scholarship management, personalized digital communications, simplified financial aid verification, 24x7 multilingual virtual advising, tuition and scholarship crowdfunding, and integrated data visualizations. Through our easy, mobile and personalized platform, millions of students enjoy a simplified financial success journey with CampusLogic, resulting in increased enrollment, better informed borrowing, and improved retention. For more information, visit campuslogic.com.   

John Sikora
[email protected]


Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is a leading provider of student loans with over three decades of experience in the student loan industry. Citizens Bank offers competitive loans and rates to students and parents looking to finance an education or refinance federal and private student loans. As the only national lender with Multi-Year Approval, borrowers can simply secure funding for a student’s entire time enrolled, not just the first year. We are committed to educating and empowering our customers to make informed financial decisions with the help of our dedicated specialists, tailored products, and online tools and resources. Visit www.citizensbank.com/student-loans. 

Donna Shelby, Vice President
[email protected]


Cognition Financial is a leading provider of finance solutions for students and their families. With close to 30 years of experience in facilitating more than $23 billion in private student loans, we have helped more than 1 million families pay for college! For more than a decade, the Custom Choice and the Union Federal Private Student Loan programs Powered by Cognition Financial have become programs that your school and your families can trust. With new features like prequalification, no late fees and increased aggregate loan limits, your families are sure to customize the right loan program for their unique educational journey!

Your Relationship Manager, Julie Lawton is ready to assist you as you help families navigate their financing options.

Julie Lawton
Manager, Business Development
(774) 847-9443
[email protected]

Visit www.customchoice.com and www.unionfederalstudentloans.com today!
If you haven’t already done so, don’t miss the opportunity to add these programs to your lender list today!


College Ave Student Loans offers flexible and affordable private student loan products to help students bridge the gap between the total cost of attendance and available resources. Our products feature:

  • A comprehensive suite of loans including undergraduate, graduate, parent and refinancing.
  • Competitive fixed and variable interest rates, with no origination or application fees.
  • The fastest and easiest application process—averages 3 minutes to complete—along with an instant credit decision.
  • The most in-school repayment choices and the widest selection of repayment term lengths.

College Ave also offers powerful online tools that promote responsible borrowing:

  • Our pre-qualification tool allows students (and cosigners) to determine if their credit qualifies them for the loan, as well as the rate they could expect to receive, before they apply.
  • Our unique loan calculator presents students with applicable interest rates, estimated monthly payments, and the total loan cost under each customizable option.
  • Students can also see how much their loan would cost—under each repayment scenario—if they select a loan term of 5, 8, 10, or 15 years.
  • We clearly explain each repayment choice and how much money borrowers can save through in-school payments and shorter repayment terms.

College Ave Student Loans offers all of the loan features students want plus the personal attention they deserve. We’re committed to ensuring students thoroughly understand the loan before borrowing and to giving them the guidance and support they need to pay it back successfully. We want your students to be successful! To learn more you can visit our website at www.collegeavestudentloans.com.

Jennifer Trauman, Head of Campus Relations – Northeast
[email protected]


Discover Student Loans provides private student loans for college and graduate school as well as post-graduate loans for students studying for the bar exam or entering a residency. All loans feature fixed or variable interest rates, no fees required, choice of in-school or deferred repayment, and loans for college and graduate school include cash rewards for good grades. US-based Student Loan Specialists are here to help your students, and Priority Services provides personal support for financial aid offices. We believe in responsible borrowing and encourage students to maximize grants, scholarships and other free financial aid before taking student loans. For more information please go to our website: https://www.discover.com/student-loans/.

Heather Ward, Relationship Manager
[email protected]


EDvestinU® is the private student loan and refinancing program of The NHHEAF Network. EDvestinU's mission is to provide affordable college funding options to students and borrowers nationwide. With industry-leading rates and nationally recognized loan servicing, students, parents and post-secondary schools can have every confidence that EDvestinU customers are provided with the tools needed to make educated financing decisions. 

As a nonprofit lender, proceeds are reinvested into borrower benefits which reduce the cost of borrowing, scholarship programs which reduce the need to borrow, and educational outreach which increases aspirations for higher education. Information about the EDvestinU private loan can be found at www.edvestinu.com/private and information about the refinance program can be found at www.edvestinu.com/refi.

Rich Neilsen, Education Loan Program Manager
[email protected]


U-fi, a Nelnet company, provides private loan origination and servicing to help students reach their educational goals and make smart financial decisions. We achieve this by providing simple, helpful student loan solutions with competitive borrower benefits, financial wellness resources, and more.

Built on Nelnet’s solid foundation of more than 40 years of student loan expertise and dedication to student success, U-fi creates graduate and undergraduate private student loans and student loan refinancing options that are simple, easy to understand, and accessible. With features like low interest rates, cosigner release options, and flexible payment terms, we want to make paying for school as painless as possible. Learn more: www.u-fi.com.

Joe Jovell, Regional Director
[email protected]


Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation's saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at www.salliemae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

Maureen Fagen 
[email protected]


VSAC, Vermont’s nonprofit higher education agency, was established by the Vermont Legislature in 1965 to help students of all ages save, plan, and pay for college and career training. VSAC offers a range of services to students attending Vermont institutions, as well as Vermont residents attending college in NH or anywhere in the U.S. and internationally. VSAC’s free services for students pursuing education after high school include education & career planning, admissions counseling, help with understanding and completing financial aid forms, low-cost, fixed-rate Vermont Advantage loans for students & parents, and 1-on-1 repayment counseling. VSAC also administers scholarships and grants for Vermont residents, in addition to the Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan, the official Vermont tax-advantaged 529 college savings program. Learn more at www.vsac.org/.

Melaney Wald
[email protected]


CommonBond is a leading values-driven, customer-centric financial services company and provider of private student loans. Founded in 2011 by three Wharton MBA students as an education lending company, our goal is to make education finance better. Through CommonBond, our members gain access to a robust suite of low fixed and variable rate student loan products. Students choose CommonBond due to our best-in-class customer service, a greater diversity of low interest rate products and the social mission of our business (what we call our "Social Promise").

We firmly believe that business can and should be a positive force for change. By empowering our students to become Social Promise champions, we hope to make an exponential difference. Learn more: www.commonbond.co.

Keith Babich
[email protected]


ELM is the only lender-neutral, not-for-profit company, solely focused on the comparison, processing and disbursement of private education loans. We provide a single system for families to compare and choose the right loan product, as well as for your offices to certify and disburse that product, regardless of lender. With over 1,800 College and University partners and a customer satisfaction rating over 95% for 8 straight years, we are very proud of what we do. Please contact us for more information or to let us know how we can strengthen our involvement with our campus. Learn more: www.elmresources.com

Brendon Sanger
[email protected]


We believe education is about gaining knowledge and achieving dreams. It shouldn’t be about student loan debt. Ascent Student Loans is a private student loan program engineered by Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (GS2), to build a new model for how students and their families pay for college.  Ascent provides access to higher education funding for an expanded population of students, while preserving the notion that an education is an investment where students and families should understand the return on their investment relative to the cost. Ascent encourages transparency and financial wellness by incorporating financial literacy into the application process.  To provide students with more opportunities to fund their education, Ascent utilizes broader credit tiers and considers several other factors.  Ascent offers competitive rates, flexible repayment plans, 1% cash back reward upon graduation, and access to free tools to set students and families up for financial success.  We offer customized loan products to meet the diverse needs of schools and their students. Loan products include Ascent Tuition (co-signed) and Ascent Independent (non co-signed for eligible Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students). Learn more: www.ascentstudentloans.com

Rick Gallagher
[email protected]


At Ocelot, we build AI-powered tools and develop relevant content for higher education institutions. Our Chatbot and video platform enable staff and student communities to engage and thrive in an ever-changing, resource-constrained world—anytime, anywhere. Learn more at www.ocelotbot.com.

Kathleen Roebuck, VP of School Partnerships
[email protected]


SoFi helps people achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions. Our products for borrowing, saving, spending, investing, and protecting give our million plus members fast access to tools to get their money right. SoFi membership comes with the key essentials for getting ahead, including career advisors and connection to a thriving community of like-minded, ambitious people.

Speed matters, which is why families can check their loan rates and get pre-approved in minutes with SoFi. We’re big fans of the phrase, “what you see is what you get”, so our in-school loans have no fees, not even the hidden ones. Our community-first approach means we offer products and services designed to put our members first, always. Learn more: www.sofi.com

Jason Kahn, Director, Campus Relationships
[email protected]



Credible is a unique marketplace of student loan lenders, providing personalized, prequalified rates from multiple lenders in under 2 minutes. With no fees or required agreements, they make it easy for schools to partner with them. The Credible marketplace does not interfere with schools' current loan processes and is a great resource to help students make sense of their loan options. Learn more: www.credible.com

Caroline Menendez, Senior Manager, School Partnerships
[email protected]


 Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in verification, financial aid management, financial education, and repayment wellness. Our mission supports schools as they launch brilliant futures for students, armed with the knowledge to become financially responsible citizens.  Talk to us.

With over 20 years of experience in higher education, Edamerica is solely focused on advancing student success. We provide a host of innovative and high-touch solutions that increase enrollment, enhance retention, and improve student loan repayment rates. Our solutions help colleges scale customer service infrastructure to meet student demands while streamlining processes and increasing efficiencies. Edamerica provides contact centers, student outreach and engagement services, student loan default prevention, consulting, and financial aid support. Case studies are available at www.edamerica.net that show the impact of services for colleges and the students they serve.

Tom Dalton, Director of Sales and Marketing, Northeast
[email protected]