Welcome to the COSUAA website!

The Coalition of State University Aid Administrators (COSUAA) is a non-profit organization whose membership consists of the chief student financial aid administrators at public four-year universities with enrollments of 10,000 or more students. Organized in 1992, COSUAA generally has about 130 members representing most of the premier public universities in the nation. Our campuses are leaders in teaching, research and public engagement. Last year, COSUAA institutions enrolled more than 3.7 million students.

COSUAA’s mission is to provide a national forum on student aid issues, share ideas, assist member institutions in promoting and developing effective financial aid programs and practices and to promote the professional preparation and effectiveness of our members. We are proud of our tradition of inviting nationally known and respected speakers to share a broad range of financial aid issues and higher education policy matters at our annual conference. We also greatly value the opportunities for our members to share ideas and best practices with each other through quarterly virtual meetings and our active listserv.

As COSUAA members, our website is designed for you. It is intended to provide information about the Association, our services, and our conferences. Thanks to Michelle Trame and the University of Illinois for maintaining our website.

I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as the COSUAA National Chair. Please feel free to reach out to me and let me know if you have suggestions on how COSUAA can better serve you and our membership.

John McPherson
2023-25 COSUAA National Chair

John McPherson