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Student Affiliate

Jump-start your career as a Fee-Only comprehensive financial advisor by becoming a Student Affiliate of NAPFA. It’s the fastest way to become immersed in the issues facing Fee-Only advisors. Student Affiliates may hold this status for up to five years.

Member Benefits

  • NAPFA Engage: Network with other members using the online member directory; use the discussion forum to post questions, receive answers and stay on top of the issues facing fee-only professionals
  • Mentor Engage: Search for people whose experience and expertise match areas in which you’d like to be mentored. Likewise, mentors can search for and connect with mentees.
  • NAPFA Events: Register at a reduced rate for in-person conferences to network with NAPFA members and to learn about hot topics impacting the fee-only world
  • NAPFA Advisor magazine: Read articles about practical observations, real estate, practice profiles, tax updates and more
  • What’s New at NAPFA: Receive monthly updates and resources via NAPFA’s e-newsletter
  • NAPFA Member Discount Programs: Get discounts on products and services appropriate for a Fee-Only Advisor
Applicant Requirements

Applicant must be pursuing a degree or designation that will lead to a career in financial planning. You do not need to be enrolled full-time to be eligible.
Part-time students may be employed by a Fee-Only financial planning firm, but may not work for a commission-earning firm.
Full-time students may be exempt from the above requirement if paid or unpaid employment by a commission-earning firm is in connection with a school related internship program. Exemptions require prior approval by NAPFA’s Membership Manager.
Student Affiliates must agree that they will not imply NAPFA membership in any manner.

Annual Dues
: $150 for part-time students or $35 for full-time students.

To apply for membership:

Your first step towards becoming a NAPFA member is to become a registered user of the NAPFA website (create an account here). Once you have a NAPFA username and password, you can log into the site and begin the application.

Questions about NAPFA membership or the application process? E-mail membership@napfa.org.