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Joining NASMA

The NASMA Membership year runs from 1st September to 31st August and you can join at any point during the year, although there is no pro-rata reduction in membership fee for joining partway through the year.

When you are ready to join NASMA, please click here for the 21/22 membership form 

There are different categories of full NASMA membership. Click on each category to find out more about the benefits of joining NASMA:

We also offer FE Membership at a reduced rate for advisers who work in FE institutions that do not offer HE courses.  If you would like further information about our FE membership, please contact the NASMA Office at:  office@nasma.org.uk

Educational Membership

Available for University or College of Higher Education, Students' Union, Guild or Association or Further Education College, whose remit includes money advice and/or discretionary fund administration.

Educational Membership entitles the institution to:

  • identify a lead contact
  • identify a set number of named individuals, through the lead contact to represent the institution
  • and transfer the named membership to another individual at no additional cost, and as advised by the lead contact. Accredited status cannot be transferred to another individual

A named member has the same rights as a full member, and is someone:

  • who votes
  • can stand for elected office
  • has access to the NASMA JISCMail support network (one account)
  • has access to the subscriber’s area of the website (one account)
  • can apply for Accredited Membership status
  • has access to conference/training at membership rates

There are four levels of educational membership:

  • Up to 3 named members - the annual membership fee is £350
  • Up to 5 named members - the annual membership fee is £600
  • Up to 8 named members - the annual membership fee is £980
  • Up to 10 named members - the annual membership fee is £1200

Additional memberships may be arranged through the Ordinary Individual Membership category.

Ordinary Individual Membership

Available for:

  • Student Money Advisers, or those whose remit includes money advice in a University or College of Higher Education, Students’ Union, Guild or Association
  • Discretionary Fund and Bursary Administrators, or those whose remit includes fund administration in a Higher Education Institution
  • A member of staff in a Further Education College whose remit includes money advice and/or discretionary fund administration

An Ordinary Individual Member is someone:

  • who votes
  • can stand for elected office
  • has access to the NASMA JISCMail support network (one account)
  • has access to the subscriber’s area of the website (one account)
  • can apply for Accredited Membership status
  • has access to conference/training at membership rates

Ordinary Individual Membership - the annual membership fee is £140

Retired Individual Membership

To be eligible for retired membership you must be a previous NASMA member who has retired from the workplace and is no longer working within the money advice sector.

Retired Members are eligible for the same membership benefits as Individual Ordinary and Educational members, including mail-base access.  Retired members are not eligible to stand for elected office on the NASMA Board.

Retired Individual Membership - the annual membership fee is £70

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is available to those not working in roles eligible for full Individual membership. If you feel that NASMA Membership would be of benefit to you, but do not qualify for Individual Membership, please email the NASMA Office at:  office@nasma.org.uk providing a statement of the contribution that you are able to make to NASMA. 

Associate Members are eligible for the same membership benefits as Individual Ordinary and Educational members, with the exception of mail-base access. Associate members are not eligible to stand for elected office on the NASMA Board and will have an Associate Membership rate for training and development events.

Applications for Associate Membership are conferred at the discretion of the NASMA Board.

Associate Membership - the annual membership fee is £140

Membership Fees Overview

Individual Membership
  • Ordinary Full Membership - the annual membership fee is £140
  • Associate Membership - the annual membership fee is £140
  • Retired Membership - the annual membership fee is £70
  • Reduced FE Membership - the annual membership fee is £40
Educational Membership

There are four levels of educational membership.  All levels require a Lead Contact who will represent their institution and be responsible for identifying its members.

  • Up to 3 named members - the annual membership fee is £350 (£70 discount on individual membership)
  • Up to 5 named members - the annual membership fee is £600 (£100 discount on individual membership)
  • Up to 8 named members - the annual membership fee is £980 (£140 discount on individual membership)
  • Up to 10 named members - the annual membership fee is £1200 (£200 discount on individual membership)

A Few Words about NASMA Accreditation

NASMA operate an accreditation scheme for Individual members, and those named as part of an Educational membership, at no extra cost to members.  Further information about the requirements of gaining accreditation can be found under the NASMA Accreditation Scheme available on the Accreditation page in the Members' Area of our website. This status is applied after a membership application is made.

Those wishing to join NASMA are asked to abide by our Code of Principles and to follow the NASMA Values.

 

 

 

Last Updated: August 2021