Become a 2022 AFCPE Member!

Membership for 2023 opens in December! 

Join a diverse & inclusive community of students and professionals impacting change.

AFCPE® Membership is the intersection of financial education, research and practice.

When you join AFCPE Membership, you join a national network of financial counselors, coaches, researchers, and educators, working across all areas of the field, who are passionate about helping people with their finances. 

You’ll gain access to resources, mentorship, and a sense of community to support you as you complete your degree and transition into the next stage of your life.

Student Membership is a great first step to AFC® Certification.

Save Money on Certification!

Snag discounts on AFCPE® Certification and Trainings

Thinking about getting your AFC® or completing an AFCPE Essentials Course?

As an AFCPE Member, you will receive discounts on certification and training:

  • $50 off AFC® Registration
  • $25 off all AFCPE Essential Courses

A savings of $75 for just $35 a year through Student Membership!

Student Membership supports you as you as you transition to full-time employment.

Build Your Resume.

Gain real world experience to set you apart in the job search and give you the confidence to shine when working with clients and coworkers.

Leadership Experience
Develop your communication and leadership skills by joining one of AFCPE’s Member Task Forces! As a member of a task force, you will collaborate with professionals from across the field of personal finance.

Career Week + Virtual Job Fair
April 19-22, 2021. The week offers free career-building workshops and webinars - with recordings from these events made available to Members who miss the live offerings - and culminates with our first virtual job fair. Learn More >

Get Connected.

You don't have to do it alone. Join our supportive and inclusive community that is just a few clicks away.

Mentorship and Support
Connect with seasoned professionals through the MentorConnect Program and explore different areas of practice.

Online Member Forum
Ask questions, share ideas and resources, and connect with other students and professionals in our Online Member Forum.

Keep Learning.

Stay up-to-date on hot button issues in personal finance. 

24/7 On-Demand Professional Development
Gain instant access to our extensive library of professional development webinars from experts in the field of personal finance. 

The Newest Research in Personal Finance
Through the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, you can review studies from researchers and educators – including Accepted Papers – giving you access to the newest research in personal finance sooner.

AFCPE® Membership

Register for University Student Membership

Ready to get started? University Student Membership is available to current university or college students studying full-time at the undergraduate (at least 12 credits), graduate (at least 9 credits), or PhD (at least 3 credits) level. For students currently enrolled at an AFCPE Registered Education Program, exceptions may apply. 

Unofficial transcripts (including your current list of courses) is required.

Price: $35 annually

Become a Member


Questions about Membership? Let’s talk.

Reach out to our Member Services team to learn how Student Membership can support you.

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