Associate Membership Details

Get the full details on the benefits, dues, and additional options for each of the Associate Member subcategories. Review the categories below to determine which membership application to complete.  You can also download the one-page Associate Member Dues Summary

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 Associate Membership Subcategories for 2014-15 

Subcategory A: Associations, Research Organizations, Government Agencies* & Institutional System Offices 

Subcategory B: Student Loan Providers, Guarantors, & Student Aid Service Providers 

Subcategory C: Independent Consultants** 

Subcategory D: High Schools and High School Systems 

Subcategory E: Individual High School Counselors 

Subcategory F: Graduate Research Students 

*If your organization provides loans or offers loan servicing, you must select Subcategory B. 

**To qualify for independent consultant status, your annual gross revenue must be less than $100K and you must be the sole proprietor.

If you have any questions, contact Membership Services at (202) 785-0453 Ext. 1 or membership@nasfaa.org.

 

Subcategory A: Associations, Public Service Non-Profits*, Research Organizations, Government Agencies* & Institutional System Offices

*Subcategory A includes all organizations that do NOT provide loans or loan services. Government agencies and non-profits that offer loans should join Subcategory B.  

When your organization joins NASFAA, you designate a Primary Contact to serve as a liaison between the member entity and the association. The primary contact automatically receives all the benefits to which the organization is entitled, and is responsible for designating the staff members who may access your member benefits and entitlements.

Benefits

Today’s News and full NASFAA website access for six members of your organization

  • Member-only pricing on training materials, webinars, and conferences
  • Unlimited online directory listing for you and your staff
  • A listing in our online Buyer’s Guide
  • Posting of your organization’s press releases in Today’s News 
  • Member-only pricing on advertising, exhibiting, and job board postings
  • The option to rent institutional mailing lists  

 

2014-15 Dues:   $1,599 per year
Optional Add-Ons:   Webinar Package, Unlimited Today's news

 

Subcategory B: Student Loan Providers, Guarantors, Servicers, & Student Aid Service Providers

Subcategory B is for any organization that provides loans or services loans, as well as all Student Aid Service Providers, defined as any organization that provides a direct service to the financial aid community or to students. Examples of Student Aid Service Providers include large consulting agencies, software and hardware businesses, attorney and accounting groups, as well as staffing suppliers.

When your organization joins NASFAA, you designate a Primary Contact to serve as a liaison between the member entity and the association. The primary contact automatically receives all the benefits to which the organization is entitled, and is responsible for designating the staff members who may access your member benefits and entitlements.

Benefits

Today’s News and full NASFAA website access (see Tiers, below)

  • Member-only pricing on training materials, webinars, and conferences
  • Unlimited online directory listing for you and your staff
  • A listing in our online Buyer’s Guide
  • Posting of your organization’s press releases in Today’s News 
  • Member-only pricing on advertising, exhibiting, and job board postings
  • The option to rent institutional mailing lists 

 

2014-15 Dues:   Based on Annual Gross Revenue
  • Tier 1: $0 - $500,000 - $1,649/year for six people
  • Tier 2: $500,001 - $4,000,000 - $4,127/year for 11 people
  • Tier 3: $4,000,001 – and above - $6,895/year for 15 people
 
Optional Add-Ons:   Webinar Package, Unlimited Today's news

  

Subcategory C: Independent Consultants 

This subcategory was developed for independent consultants who are not affiliated with a larger organization.

You must be able to answer yes to the following two questions: 

  1. Are you the sole proprietor?
  2. Is your Total Annual Gross Revenue less than $100K?

If the answer is No to either question, you must join under Subcategory B as a Student Aid Service Provider. 

Benefits
  • Today’s News and full NASFAA website access for one individual
  • Member-only pricing on training materials, webinars, and conferences
  • Online directory listing
  • A listing in our online Buyer’s Guide
  • Posting of your organization’s press releases in Today’s News 
  • Member-only pricing on advertising, exhibiting, and job board postings
  • The option to rent institutional mailing lists

 

 

2014-15 Dues:   $995 per year
Optional Add-Ons:   Webinar Package

 

 

 

Subcategory D: High Schools and High School Systems

Benefits
  • NASFAA's Financial Aid Night event kit, including a slide show, presenter's guide, participant handouts, and a how-to guide to planning a successful event;
  • A new, online Financial Aid Mentor/Speaker Directory so you can locate speakers from local area colleges for your high school nights or find someone on campus to answer your questions;
  • NASFAA’s online Membership Directory, giving you and your students direct access to more than 18,000 financial aid professional across the country;
  • NASFAA’s member-only website, which hosts hundreds of financial aid articles and tools;
  • Today’s News – NASFAA’s financial aid news email, delivered every weekday morning; and
  • Member-only pricing on online courses, webinars, and conferences.

 

2014-15 Dues:   $1,549 per year
Optional Add-Ons:   Webinar Package, Unlimited Today's News

 

   

 

Subcategory E: Individual High School Counselors

Benefits
  • NASFAA's Financial Aid Night event kit, including a slide show, presenter's guide, participant handouts, and a how-to guide to planning a successful event;
  • A new, online Financial Aid Mentor/Speaker Directory so you can locate speakers from local area colleges for your high school nights or find someone on campus to answer your questions;
  • NASFAA’s online Membership Directory, giving you and your students direct access to more than 18,000 financial aid professional across the country;
  • NASFAA’s member-only website, which hosts hundreds of financial aid articles and tools;
  • Today’s News – NASFAA’s financial aid news email, delivered every weekday morning; and
  • Member-only pricing on online courses, webinars, and conferences.
  • Limited Time Offer for High School Counselors Only: Attend the 2014 NASFAA Conference at the Non-Member rate of $675 and receive complimentary NASFAA membership for 2014-15. 

 

2014-15 Dues:   $99 per year
Optional Add-On:   Webinar Package

 

  

 

Subcategory F: Graduate Research Students

Benefits
  • Today’s News and full NASFAA website access for one individual
  • Member-only pricing on training materials, webinars, and conferences
  • Access to a member-only financial aid mentor/speaker directory (to be released Spring 2013)

 

2014-15 Dues:  

Complimentary, if your school is a member
$99/year, if your school is not a member

Optional Add-On:   Webinar Package

 

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