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The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is a membership organization representing more than 1,900 colleges and universities across the country.

NACUBO serves higher education business and financial officers through advocacy efforts, professional development activities, and essential technical expertise. The association's mission is to advance the economic vitality, business practices and support for higher education institutions in pursuit of their missions.

Membership in NACUBO is institutional. Employees at member institutions can take advantage of member benefits simply by creating a profileStudents and retired business officers may purchase an individual membership. Many corporate entities partner with us to achieve our mission.

The membership year spans June 1 through May 31. 

Membership Benefits

NACUBO membership is institutionally based. First, your institution, school or organization becomes a member by paying dues based on type and/or enrollment. For higher education institutions, regional association membership is a prerequisite and your membership entitles all staff to benefits. Other member types limit the number of staff receiving benefits. Click on each topic below to learn more about our services.

Professional Development and Staff Recruitment


Professional Development Programs

Business officers can share insights with peers and sharpen their skills and knowledge through expert instruction at live programs. Staff at member institutions receive up to 70 percent off the non-member rate. 



Choose from a variety of interactive web-based professional development opportunities, including live and on-demand webinars and self-study courses — all from the convenience of your own office. Member institutions receive up to 70 percent off the non-member rate. 


Find or Post a Job

Career Headquarters provides key career services geared to both job seekers and employers, including job listings and resumes.


On Demand Archives

View archived webcasts and podcasts at your convenience. Registration rates decrease as webcasts age.




Increase your breadth of knowledge of the business of higher education, and make better-informed and more effective decisions with NACUBO books, research studies and other publications.


Subscription Services

Rely on premier resources for up-to-date information on accounting, tax, and auditing through a host of subscriptions. The renowned Financial Accounting and Reporting Manual is complimentary for members and accessible through your Member Login.

Surveys, Benchmarking and Research


Benchmarking Tool

Analyze how your institution ranks among your peers by using the NACUBO Benchmarking ToolUnder construction, returning in 2020.


Financial Statements

Benchmark your operations; compare your financial statements with those of peer institutions.


Endowment Study

Evaluate the performance and management of college and university endowments using an industry standard, the NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments.


Tuition Discounting Study

The annual NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study measures institutional tuition discount rates and other indicators of institutionally funded scholarships awarded to undergraduates attending private, nonprofit colleges and universities.

Networking and News


NACUBO Annual Meeting

Share insights with your peers, and connect with experts and seasoned colleagues at the annual meeting, our largest event, offered each summer. Registration rates are discounted significantly for members.


NACUBO Current

Only members can receive the biweekly electronic newsletter, Current, containing essential news and updates from the federal government, policy groups, associations and other sources.


Virtual Networking

Post your questions and generate discussions with your colleagues in the Online Community.

Resources & Services



Nominate an individual or institution deserving of recognition with a NACUBO Award.


Customer Support and Technical Assistance

Contact Customer Support for assistance with event registration, product purchase or cancellations. We can also connect you to in-house experts on accounting, tax, finance, budgeting, financial services and other topics.


Legislation and Congressional Relations

NACUBO monitors higher education news related to legislation and policy in Congress, the White House, and federal agencies.


Mailing List

Target key audiences. Whether you are looking for a new vice president or promoting a service to the higher education community, NACUBO's mailing list can provide you a targeted market.


Online Member Directory

Our member directory, provided exclusively for NACUBO members, is intended as a networking tool to facilitate communication among members. Choose Member Login, select Communities, then Directory.

How to Join

The NACUBO membership year spans June 1 - May 31. Use the 2020-21 applications below to join. Each application specifies member entitlements and restrictions. Contact Member Services at 202.861.2560 or with any questions regarding membership or dues.

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Become a NACUBO Member

To join, complete the membership application. Once your institution/organization joins NACUBO, all staff members are eligible to receive benefits. Students and retired business officers may purchase an individual membership. If you have any questions about membership, contact Member Services at 202.861.2560 or


June is Pride Month

During June, NACUBO joins the national celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. Learn more about the movement here.

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