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Student Membership is available if you are enrolled in a postsecondary program that is preparatory for employment in a position that will make you eligible for Active (teacher) membership in the NEA. Enrollment for the current membership year is offered online from the start of the membership year, September 1, through the end of May. Beginning June 1, the online system accepts applications for enrollment for the next membership year, however you can still enroll for the current year by submitting a paper enrollment form and check payment.

OSEA Membership Benefits

There are many advantages of being a part of the OEA/NEA Student Program. Benefits include:

Member Discounts and Services: As an OEA/NEA member, you'll receive great deals on professional and consumer products and services including:

  • low-interest credit cards
  • car rentals
  • mortgage plan with low down payment options
  • early-start investment plan for retirement
  • life insurance
  • health insurance
  • accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • magazine subscriptions
  • and more

Book Discounts Available Now, Courtesy of NEA Member Benefits!

Get 10% off textbooks from Barnes & Noble with free shipping on purchases over $25. The offer is only available to NEA members and for online textbook purchases through our secured Web site.

$20 Dues Rebate After Graduation

During your first year of teaching and regular NEA membership, you'll be eligible to receive a rebate of $20 for each year you were a student member. Download the rebate form.


Student members are eligible for NEA's Jack Kinnaman Scholarship or leadership training that helps members can gain skills in communication, time management, group management, organizing, and publishing.

Professional Workshops and Conferences

We hold national leadership and professional development meetings. Topics include everything from stress management and interviewing skills, to classroom management and pedagogy.


NEA Today, Tomorrow's Teachers, and your state newsletter are available.

Community Outreach

Student members can work alongside peers and working professionals to make positive differences in communities across the country. Special grants are available for student chapters that want to start an outreach program.

Legal Services

NEA provides $1 million in professional liability coverage and offers other legal services such as will writing, consulting, etc. This coverage, provided by our Educators Employment Liability Program, protects you every time you step into a classroom!

Technical Support and Assistance

If you've got a great idea for a membership drive or local workshop but need some help to pull it off, NEA can help. Student Program members are part of a network that includes local association leaders, UniServ staff, state affiliate officers, and staff at NEA headquarters.

Legislation and Lobbying

NEA supports America's public schools on national and state levels. As a member, you can be a part of this process and support pro-public education legislation.

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