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 your 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.

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 anyone studying full-time at the undergraduate or graduate level. Full-time status will be defined by your current college or university.

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

Price: $35 annually

Become a Member


Questions about Membership? Let’s talk.

Reach out to Rachael DeLeon, Director of Member Services or Justin Menke, Member Services Coordinator to learn how Student Membership can support you.

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