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Student memberships cost $20 per student and can be purchased through the school’s account.

It is up to each individual school as to how that money is obtained – some schools pay for student memberships where as other charge the students this fee. Once a student’s membership fee is paid, they’ll be sent an NSDA membership certificate that will be used to hold the seals they earn as they earn merit points in the NSDA honor society. For more details about student membership, see page 11 of the Unified Manual.

ACCESS LEVEL MEMBER BENEFITS COST CYCLE

STUDENT BENEFITS

  • Gain membership in one of the oldest and most respected honor societies, which includes a membership certificate, with the ability to earn foil embossed seals based on points earned for participation and service.
  • Ability to compete in districts and qualify for the National Tournament, the pinnacle of public speaking, where 54 national champions are crowned.
  • Opportunity to earn a portion of the $150,000 in college scholarships we give annually.
  • Eligibility for national awards including Student of the Year, Academic All American, and more.
  • Opportunity to vote on nationally-determined debate topics for the school year.
  • Access to online resources through the school’s membership.
It is up to each individual school as to how that money is obtained – some schools pay for student memberships where as others charge the students this fee. To learn how to purchase individual memberships, pay invoices, and many other finance related issues, review our FAQ. This guide provides many step-by-step instructions as well as gifs that demonstrate many common things advisors must do.

MS: $10
HS: $20
One-time