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Membership is on organizational, institutional, or agency basis rather than on an individual or personal basis. The levels include:

Voting Membership
Voting Membership is open to all nonprofit organizations providing higher education services to students, parents, families, borrowers, institutions, and other stakeholders in the higher education finance industry. Higher education services shall include, but are not limited to:

1. Providing information or services to students, parents, families, borrowers, and/or postsecondary education institutions designed to:

a. improve college readiness upon graduation from high school,

b. improve college access and enrollment,

c. assist students and parents in understanding and accessing financial aid,

d. improve financial education and literacy, debt management, and budgetary skills,

e. assist students in making and planning for career choices,

f. assist students in evaluating, selecting, and applying to postsecondary institutions, or

g. provide services designed to prevent or avert student loan delinquency and default;

 

2. Providing financing for, purchasing, and/or originating student loans;

3. Administering postsecondary education scholarships and grants;

4. Providing loan guaranty services on behalf of the federal government; or

5. Servicing student loans.

Each member has one vote in the organization regardless of the scope or number of higher education services provided.

School Membership (Non‑voting)
School membership is open to all nonprofit and for-profit postsecondary education institutions interested in helping families and students develop, pay for, and attain their educational goals so they can pursue meaningful and rewarding work and become contributing members of society.

Affiliate Membership (Non-voting)
Affiliate membership is open to all nonprofit and for-profit organizations, not otherwise eligible for Voting Membership or School Membership, interested in helping families and students develop, pay for, and attain their educational goals so they can pursue meaningful and rewarding work and become contributing members of society or who provide services to members that further their mission to help families and students develop, pay for, and attain their educational goals so they can pursue meaningful and rewarding work and become contributing members of society or who provide financial education and literacy, college career planning, expanded college access, debt management, delinquency aversion, default prevention, or collection services.

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