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Discounted Student Membership

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is proud to support your first step into the social work profession. Did you know that every NASW student member is sponsored with the generous support of more than 80 regular members? Regular members pay $150-$225, but students pay just  $57. Your discounted membership is our way of welcoming you to the social work community. 

Join NASW to advance your career, to connect with mentors and colleagues, and to advocate for important social issues. NASW members enjoy benefits and networking provided by both the NASW national office and their local chapter, for one annual fee.

NASW members represent the very best of social work in academia, practice, research, and policy. Through NASW, we have a larger voice and more influence with elected leaders, policy makers, and employers to make critical changes that support the social work profession and society.

Join the professional network most committed to your success as a social worker.

Jumpstart your social work career.

Kathryn Conley Wehrmann

Congratulations on your choice of profession! You have made a selection that can take you many places and present you with many opportunities and challenges. As a social worker, you have highly transferable skills and a critical set of professional values that all can benefit from. The world needs you, and I am glad you are here.

— Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, Ph.D., LCSW, NASW President

Joining NASW has molded me into a leader and a mindful professional, and provides me with confidence in my social work profession, knowing that NASW advocates for me and social workers all around the world for pay increases, tuition reimbursement and protection for our future profession.

NASW is the backbone of the social work profession, and by supporting them with a student membership, I am providing a promise to my future career as a social worker. Jordan Holley, MSW, and former BSW Student Member, NASW National Board of Directors
As a member of NASW-NC and an NASW Student Liaison, I have taken full advantage of the NASW Career Center, to help guide me through chosen certification and build upon skills needed in the current career market.

NASW-NC has taught me that my voice, my vote and my investment matters. LaKeysha M. Sawyer, BSW - MSW class of 2016

NASW Celebrates Champion Schools





California Baptist University

Riverside, Calif.


University of Louisiana at Monroe

Monroe, La.


Adrian College

Adrian, Mich.


University of Findlay

Findlay, Ohio


Champlain College

Burlington, Vt.


University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, Mich.


Texas Southern University

Houston, Texas


University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Ark.

8 (tied)

Avila University

Kansas City, Mo.

8 (tied)

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Va.

8 (tied)

Defiance College

Defiance, Ohio

8 (tied)

Kentucky State University

Frankfort, Ky.

8 (tied)

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Mansfield, Penn.

8 (tied)

Nyack College

New York, N.Y.

8 (tied)

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Conn.


Fort Hays State University

Hays, Ks.


Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Laie, Hawaii