Student Benefits & Resources


From Campus to Career, Succeed With NASW

Joining the National Association of Social Workers while you are a student or new professional helps you build a strong and satisfying social work career. Students and new professionals who join NASW gain real-world knowledge of the profession and the communities social workers serve that goes beyond a textbook and degree.


Through membership, students and new professionals can learn and experience social work at the national, state, and local levels — NASW membership includes both national and chapter memberships.

Students who join NASW before graduation save up to 75% on regular membership dues. 

Students who maintain continuous NASW membership after graduation continue to receive discounted rates the first 2-3 years after graduation.

Social Work Student Events

NASW invites all social work students and recent graduates to our student-focused series to enhance your skills and connect you with colleagues from across the country. NASW members and non-members are all welcome to attend. 

NASW student events are held on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00-7:30 pm ET.

Registration is free.

Building Your Professional Brand as an Emerging Social Worker

Thursday, April 20, 2023
6:00-7:30 pm ET

Join NASW and nationally known social work career coach Harleny Vasquez, LMSW, as she facilitates a conversation on how emerging social workers can build your personal brand to market themselves effectively to get hired using platforms such as LinkedIn. 

Register for "Building Your Professional Brand as an Emerging Social Worker"

Free NASW-Savi Student Loan Workshop

Thursday, April 25, 2023
4:00-5:00 pm ET 
| Virtual | REGISTER at 

Join this live, virtual webinar and Q&A session with student loan experts just for NASW members and friends. Learn about student loan forgiveness and policy changes. 

  • Find out how you can check your eligibility for student loan forgiveness. 
  • Understand your best repayment options before payments resume this year.
  • Determine if/how your eligibility has changed under the new PSLF rules.
  • Learn how Savi can administer your repayment and forgiveness paperwork on your behalf.

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Undoing Racism in Social Work

NASW acknowledges the social work profession and this association have not always lived up to our mission of pursuing social justice for all. We apologize for supporting policies and activities that have harmed people of color.


Read "Undoing Racism through Social Work: NASW Report to the Profession on Social Justice Priorities". And visit our racial equity page to learn what we are doing to promote racial equity.

Join NASW!

We need you as our member to continue this work. Your membership enables NASW to provide resources that are reliable, timely, and critical for social workers.

Student Membership Types & Dues

Students save up to 75% off regular membership rates.

BSW/MSW Student: $60/year
Doctoral Student: $179/year
Associate Student: $60/year

Regular Full Membership

MSW / DSW / PhD: $236/year
BSW: $158/year

See all membership types & dues

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