Open the doors to success for yourself and for your students! Advance your career by getting the critical information you need concerning the issues you and your department face every day, and acknowledge your role in the unique specialty of student financial assistance for higher education. Your students and your institution benefit from NASFAA membership whether you're part of a large institution or a small college. Network with a peer group of more than 28,000 financial aid professionals who represent more than 3,000 institutions. Join now and start benefiting from everything NASFAA has to offer:NASFAA Benefits Video

  • Continuing education
  • Critical legal and regulatory updates
  • Student aid advocacy
  • Professional practice resources
  • Valuable networking opportunities

Which Membership Is Right For Me?

Institutional Membership is open to all institutions of postsecondary education having an interest in promoting the effective administration of student financial aid and that meet certain criteria.

Associate Membership is open to educational associations, research organizations, government agencies, institutional system offices, and organizations that provide products and services to postsecondary institutions, as well as consultants, high school guidance counselors, and full-time graduate research students. Associate Members cannot vote or hold office.

Retiree Group is an alumni network for those who have retired from the financial aid profession and are no longer employed full-time in financial aid-related enterprises.


We asked NASFAA members to tell us what they value most about their NASFAA membership. Read on to see what they said.

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