Institutional Membership

Institutional Membership offers a cost-effective way to provide professional development to all your staff. Whether implemented at the campus or system level, your NASFAA membership adds immediate benefits to any student assistance program.

On this page you will find information about: 

Eligibility

Institutional membership in the association is open to institutions of post-secondary education having an interest in promoting the effective administration of student financial aid which meet the following criteria:

  • Normally maintain a regular faculty and curriculum and normally have a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where the educational activities are regularly carried on; and
  • Normally have a full-time employee with primary responsibility for the administration of student aid.
  • Single-campus institutions under the control of a single administration receive a single institutional membership.
  • Institutions with branch campuses may purchase a separate membership for each branch campus, or combine the institutional Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), pay one base fee, and join under one membership. The combined option is only available if all branches are included, and entitles the institution to only one vote.
  • Institutions that are part of à larger system or district may purchase a separate membership, or the system may combine the institutional Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), pay individual base fees for each financially independent campus, and then reduce the total bill by 5 percent. This is only available if all system member institutions are included, and entitles the system to only one vote. 

Primary Contacts

When your institution joins NASFAA, you designate a Primary Contact to serve as the institutional voting representative. The primary contact automatically receives all the benefits to which the institution is entitled, and also is responsible for designating the staff members who may access your member benefits and entitlements.

Membership Levels and Rates

We offer three great institutional membership package options:

Standard and Value members may add the Webinar Package and/or P&P Builder onto their membership à la carte. Value Plus membership includes the Webinar Package and the P&P Builder Package. Read on to determine which membership package will best suit your needs and your budget.

Standard Dues

Optional Add-ons in addition to Standard Dues

(Dues Calculation for all Institutions =
Base Fee + FTE x 9.1%)

P&P Builder

Webinar Package

Value Package Value Plus Package

$835

+ FTE x 9.1%

$99

$449

$550

$1,495


Membership dues include benefits for 12 months, July 1 to June 30. If joining mid-year, Standard Dues are pro-rated. Add-on options are unable to be pro-rated.

Need assistance justifying your NAFSAA Membership to your institution's president? NASFAA has written this justification letter sample for you. 

Standard Membership

Our basic membership includes unlimited access to:

  • Today’s News subscriptions
  • The Student Aid Index
  • The Compliance Engine Self-Evaluation Checklists
  • The AskRegs Knowledgebase
  • The NASFAA website (where many additional tools & resources are available at no additional cost)

Standard members may add the Webinar Package and/or P&P Builder Package onto their membership à la carte at any time.

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Value Membership

Offers discounted access to select training materials for you and your staff.

  • As with Standard Membership, the Value package includes unlimited Today’s News, Student Aid Index, AskRegs Knowledgebase, Compliance Engine Self-Evaluation Checklists, and website access
  • Includes unlimited access to six specific NASFAA U Self-Study Guides as downloadable PDFs, described below. Value: $654/staff member
  • 5% off Conference registrations, beyond the first registration, for the 2020 NASFAA Conference. Does NOT include on-site registrations. Value: $32/registrant
  • 5% off Career Center job postings. Value: $13/posting

Value members may add the Webinar Package and/or P&P Builder onto their membership à la carte at any time.

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Value Plus Membership

Developed for institutions that need even more access to NASFAA’s training resources.

  • As with Standard, the Value Plus package includes unlimited Today’s News, Student Aid Index, AskRegs Knowledgebase, Compliance Engine Self-Evaluation Checklists, and website access.
  • Also includes the Webinar Package, described below. Value: $449
  • Includes the Policies & Procedures Builder, described below. Value: $99
  • Includes unlimited access to all NASFAA U Self-Study Guides as downloadable PDFs. Value: $1,962/staff member
  • 10% off Conference registrations, beyond the first registration, for the 2020 NASFAA Conference. Does NOT include on-site registrations. Value: $64/registrant
  • 10% off Career Center job postings. Value: $27/posting

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Optional Add-On Packages

Webinar Package

The Webinar Package includes all fee-based Webinars offered between July 1 and June 30 each year. For 2019-20, twelve (12) paid Webinars are planned. The package also includes unlimited site licenses, which means everyone at your institution or organization with a myNASFAA account can participate from their own computer when they register for the live event or watch the on-demand version. Live Webinars are available On-Demand for up to one year, though they may be removed if regulations change.

Policies & Procedures (P&P) Builder

The P&P Builder, a Compliance Engine add-on module, guides you step-by-step through the creation of a centralized, accessible policies and procedures manual.

NASFAA U Self-Study Guides

The Value Package includes the first six guides in the NASFAA U Self-Study Guide series: Overview of the Financial Aid Process, Application Process, Student Eligibility, Cost of Attendance, Need Analysis: Federal & Institutional, and Verification. With this package, you can download the PDFs from the online store and make unlimited copies for you and your staff. The Value Plus Package includes all of the guides. Visit our Self-Study Guides page for a full list of all that are available.

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