Application for Student Associate

Thank you for your interest in ACHE.


To be eligible for Student Associate status, you must:

  • Be enrolled full-time or part-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in health services administration or related administrative field that leads to a bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Be enrolled in a healthcare management program where the program or college holds at least a regional accreditation.
  • Expect to graduate more than 60 days from the date of application.

Note: Student associate status is limited to five years. Student Associate tenure does not count toward the tenure requirement to become a Fellow of ACHE (FACHE).

Apply Online

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You may also download an application*.

Along with your application, provide ACHE with one (1) official school document from the following list:

  • Class Schedule
  • Official or Unofficial Transcripts
  • Enrollment Verification from Registrar
  • Enrollment Verification from the National Student Clearinghouse

If you are currently a Fellow of ACHE (FACHE) and are changing your status to Student Associate, you will no longer be able to use your credential.

ACHE dues:

  • $75 annually

Note: Your dues will be prorated depending on the date you join:

Month Applied January–June July–August September–December
Amount Due $75 $37.50 $75 (Covers next year's dues in full.)

If you are currently a Member or Fellow, you will not be able to complete the application online. Please download a PDF version (PDF )of the application instead and fax it to (312) 424-9405.

"ACHE student membership has been a valuable investment in preparing me for a professional career. ACHE's focus on continuing education,networking and mentoring has provided me with invaluable guidance and direction from ACHE members. My student membership has given me the tools I need as I work to become a successful and committed leader."

- Aisha Kazmi, Student Associate,

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