Join or Renew

Membership Eligibility

Membership Costs


PNACAC Membership runs from July 1 - June 30. 

Membership fees are not prorated; any payments made for the current membership year apply from the time they are made until the end of that cycle.

  • If your organization was a PNACAC member for the 2022 - 2023 membership year, your organization's Key Contact (primary individual who manages membership) received information in mid-June about RENEWING for the 2023 - 2024 membership year. If you need to change the Key Contact for your organization, please contact Ann Nault at [email protected].
  • If your organization has previously been a member, but not in the most recent year, you will be considered a NEW member.
  • If you are joining as a new secondary school member, please use your high school name as your organization unless you are directly employed at the district office level (the latter is considered a school district membership). Public secondary school membership is free.


We encourage current members to take a moment to review and update your organization's members in addition to renewing for the new membership year. 

Renewing? Learn how to manage your membership.

New to PNACAC? Learn about our membership categories first. 

Membership Eligibility

Applying for membership does not guarantee PNACAC membership. Applications will be reviewed and if additional clarification or documentation is required, you will be contacted by the Membership Chair.

  • Post-secondary institutions may be asked to confirm their non-profit status and/or accreditation.
  • Independent Educational Consultant members must demonstrate they meet eligibility requirements outlined in PNACAC by-laws and may be asked to confirm membership in NACAC, HECA, or IECA.

Only non-profit groups (Institutions, Primary/Secondary Schools, School District Offices/University Systems, Organizations/Agencies) or individuals (Independent Educational Consultants, Retired Members, Past-Presidents) based in the PNACAC region (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA) are eligible to be voting members of PNACAC.

PNACAC Membership is required for eligibility to participate in the PNACAC College Fair Program, unless granted a one-year waiver by the College Fair Committee Chair.

Membership Costs

Membership runs from July 1 - June 30.  Membership fees are not prorated; any payments made for the current membership year apply from the time they are made until the end of that cycle.

$110 Membership Fee:

  • Membership for any/all employees of not-for-profit, degree-granting colleges, universities, community colleges, and other educational post-secondary institutions, that are accredited (or are active candidates for accreditation)

$60 Membership Fee:

  • Independent Educational Consultants (IEC)

  • Private/Independent Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Not-for-profit School District Offices and University Systems

  • Not-for-profit community-based organizations (CBO) and educational outreach programs

  • For-profit organizations that provide products or services to the counseling, admission, or financial aid professions or in support of students in the transition to postsecondary education

  • Post-baccalaureate/graduate educators

  • Employees of NACAC affiliates

  • Non-Affiliated Professionals

$20 Membership Fee:

  • Graduate students / students interested in pursuing careers in higher education

FREE Membership:

  • Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) based in the PNACAC region (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA) - including Native-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions
  • Public Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Retired Members

  • Past-Presidents

  • Honorary Members


For definitions of PNACAC membership types and membership eligibility by voting type, please view PNACAC’s Membership Types.

Questions regarding membership? Contact the Membership Chair or Executive Assistant, Ann Nault, at [email protected].