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FAQs for Service Providers and/or Businesses (nonmembers)

What are the benefits of belonging to NSPA? Is NSPA right for me?
We understand that you want to connect with scholarship providers and collaborate to support students in pursuit of their higher education goals. Our community offers a unique opportunity for all professionals invested in helping students to and through college to interact and work in partnership. Collectively, NSPA members give more than $1 billion in scholarships to tens of thousands of students each year. As a member, you'll build comradery and share your commitment to improving outcomes for business functions and students. NSPA benefits that allow our affiliate members to build invaluable relationships while gaining insights that will improve their services - and their bottom line - are listed here.

What are the annual membership dues?
Standard membership dues for Affiliate Members are $1,200/year. For an outline of annual membership dues and benefits including dues for supporting membership levels, please click here.

Can we promote an event or a service on the NSPA website, in the NSPA newsletter, or through the NSPA mailing list?
Posting information through the NSPA is a member benefit. Generally, NSPA does not advertise/post information for non-members.  

What is the NSPA Membership Application Process?
Individuals, scholarship providers, colleges or universities, or other business entities interested in membership in NSPA must complete the NSPA Membership Application Form, as well as provide any follow-up information requested by NSPA. Failure to provide complete information will result in a determination of ineligibility. Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of a completed application, as well as confirmation of time frame for review and decision.  Completed and signed applications will be reviewed weekly by NSPA staff. Once approved, membership dues will be processed with the payment information provided or a check request will be made. Any prospective or current member whose membership is denied or revoked will be provided a written explanation of NSPA’s decision.

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