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An institution’s membership dues are calculated based on enrollment and total expenses, as reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) for higher education institutions and system offices. Regional association membership is a prerequisite.


Colleges and Universities

Higher Education

Non-profit, degree-granting (associate degree or higher) two-year or four-year colleges and universities based in the United States, Mexico, or Canada. Regionally accredited and recognized by the National Committee on Accreditation or any successive body. Qualifies as non-profit under the Internal Revenue Code. Institutions not yet accredited that have attained a pre-accredited status with an appropriate accrediting agency will maintain provisional status until accreditation has been achieved.

For FY25 (June 1, 2024–May 31, 2025) NACUBO has a more equitable dues structure in place.

Updated Dues Schedule

Governing Board

Systems or district offices of institutions, with college and university business officers administratively responsible for two or more institutions with no student enrollments.

For-Profit Institutions

Accredited firms or institutions in the for-profit sector that provide post-secondary course work or certificate or degree granting education.


Institutions, associations, and organizations established outside of the U.S., excluding the bordering countries of Canada and Mexico, and its territories, engaged in or concerned with higher education.

Non-Profit Educational Institutions/Organizations


Institutions, associations, or other organizations engaged in or concerned with primary or secondary education (K-12), or any other phase of education other than higher education, which are entitled to exemption under 501(c)(3) or Section 115 of the Internal Revenue Code.


Organizations concerned with higher education (including but not limited to museums, libraries, coordinating boards or agencies, foundations, and societies), which are entitled to exemption under Section 501(c)(3) or Section 115 of the Internal Revenue Code.



Industry/Business Partner

Organizations, corporations, or other corporate entities that provide a service for or have an interest in higher education. Learn more about corporate partner opportunities.

Business Partner grants NACUBO a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable license to use its name and logo to (i) display in NACUBO’s Business Partner Searchable Directory (ii) otherwise accurately identify the company as a NACUBO Business Partner member.



Individuals who have an interest in higher education business and financial management who have retired from a NACUBO member institution and earn no income from an institution/organization eligible for NACUBO membership or as a consultant within higher education.


Individuals actively pursuing a degree within an accredited academic program and earn no income from an institution/organization eligible for NACUBO membership or as a consultant within higher education.

Please contact NACUBO's membership team if you would like a PDF application.

NACUBO Membership Term

June 1 to May 31 of each year. NACUBO does not prorate dues before the month of December. Any organization joining before December 1 is expected to pay the full dues rate. Prorated dues do not apply to organizations that have an outstanding dues invoice for the current term. NACUBO begins the renewal process in March of each year and the renewal must take place by May 31 to avoid a lapse in benefits. 

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Membership Overview

NACUBO membership offers many benefits and opportunities for higher education business professionals. We keep you informed of the latest issues being addressed by NACUBO on Capitol Hill and provide numerous professional development programs to help your institution meet the challenges of campus administration.

Benefits of Membership

The moment your membership is activated, you will be entitled to the most comprehensive range of strategic, educational, operational, networking and advocacy resources available to higher education business professionals.

Updated Membership Dues Structure

In 2024 NACUBO launched a new dues structure designed to be more equitable, streamlined, and commensurate with the overall cost of doing business and value delivered to institutions.