Institutional Membership

The only constant in Title IV administration is change. That's where we come in. NASFAA's primary function is to keep you aware, informed, and up to date on what you need to know to remain in compliance and serve your students to the best of your ability. We collaborate with the Department of Education, offer continuing education opportunities your staff can utilize to maintain and strengthen your knowledge of Title IV programs, and provide compliance resources to help streamline your processes.

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Eligibility

Institutional membership in the association is open to institutions of postsecondary 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 a larger system or district may purchase a separate membership, or the system may combine the institutional FTE, pay individual base fees for each financially independent campus, and then reduce the total bill by 5%. 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 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 9.5%)

P&P Builder

Webinar Package

Value Package Value Plus Package

$840

+ FTE x 9.5%

$99

$499

$550

$1,495


Prices effective July 1, 2021. 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.

Standard Membership

Our basic membership includes unlimited:

  • Today's News email subscriptions.
  • Access to the Compliance Engine Self-Evaluation Checklists.
  • Access to the AskRegs Knowledgebase, searchable hub of answers to aid administrators' compliance and regulatory questions.
  • Access to the NASFAA website, where many more tools and 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

Our upgraded Value membership package offers discounted access to select training materials for you and your staff.

  • As with Standard Membership, the Value package includes unlimited email subscriptions to Today's News, as well as unlimited access to the AskRegs Knowledgebase, Compliance Engine Self-Evaluation Checklists, and NASFAA website.
  • Includes unlimited access to six specific NASFAA Self-Study Guides as downloadable PDFs, described below. Value: $654/staff member
  • Five percent off registrations, beyond the first registration, for the NASFAA 2022 National Conference. Does NOT include on-site registrations. Value: $32/registrant
  • Five percent 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

Our Value Plus membership package was developed for institutions that desire even more unrestricted access to NASFAA's training resources.

  • As with Standard, the Value Plus package includes unlimited Today's News email subscriptions, as well as access to the AskRegs Knowledgebase, Compliance Engine Self-Evaluation Checklists, and NASFAA website.
  • Includes the Webinar Package, described below. Value: $499
  • Includes the Policies & Procedures Builder, described below. Value: $99
  • Includes unlimited access to all NASFAA Self-Study Guides as downloadable PDFs. Value: $1,962/staff member
  • Ten percent off registrations, beyond the first registration, for the NASFAA 2022 National Conference. Does NOT include on-site registrations. Value: $64/registrant
  • Ten percent 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. The package also includes unlimited site licenses, which means everyone on your membership roster 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 Self-Study Guides

The Value Package includes the first six guides in the NASFAA 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.

NASFAA Unlimited Professional Credentials Package

The NASFAA Unlimited Professional Credentials Package grants institutions with Value Plus-level memberships unlimited credential tests for anyone on their NASFAA roster. In conjunction with the NASFAA U Self-Study Guides, which are available as downloadable PDFs to all Value Plus members, this package creates the opportunity to credential multiple staff on numerous topics. 

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