Joining NASFAA Frequently Asked Questions

What is NASFAA?

NASFAA, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, is the largest postsecondary education association with institutional membership. NASFAA is the only national association with a primary focus on student aid legislation, regulatory analysis, and training for financial aid administrators in all sectors of postsecondary education. No other national association serves the needs of the financial aid community better or more effectively.

How do I join NASFAA?

NASFAA has three types of membership: Institutional, Associate, and Retiree. 

How much is NASFAA Membership?

NASFAA dues depend on the type of membership appropriate for your institution or organization.  

  • Institutional Membership – Several dues levels are available to accommodate the wide variety of budgets and staff sizes.
  • Associate Members – Dues levels vary based on the appropriate subcategory.
  • Retiree Group – Members pay a one-time fee of $50 and a yearly fee of $25.

What are the benefits to joining NASFAA?

Benefits include NASFAA’s daily email newsletter Today’s News, access to exclusive content and online tools, discounts on events and training materials (some are included in your membership, depending on the package selected), networking opportunities, and more. See the Membership Benefits page for an overview.

The membership application requests a Full-Time Enrollment (FTE) number. How do I find this?

This PDF outlines how to find your school's FTE number for your membership dues.

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