In the Loop: April 2013
Here's what NSSLHA members need to know:
In the Loop is a benefit for students with national membership in NSSLHA. As a NSSLHA member, you will receive the monthly NSSLHA news and updates right in your e-mail inbox.
If you are a NSSLHA member not receiving In the Loop in your e-mail inbox, send an e-mail with your name and NSSLHA membership number to firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe.
Are you getting the NSSLHA-to-ASHA Conversion Discount?
The NSSLHA-to-ASHA Conversion Discount is a discount of $225 off the initial dues and fees of $511 for ASHA membership and certification. The Conversion Discount is a benefit from ASHA exclusively for national members of NSSLHA.
To qualify for the Conversion Discount a student must be a national member in NSSLHA the year before and the year of the master's or doctoral graduation.
The Conversion Discount is applied when a student submits an application for ASHA membership and certification.
The application for ASHA membership and certification must arrive in the national office before August 31 (up to the year after graduation) to receive the Conversion Discount.
Confirmation of Eligibility
Contact the Action Center at 800-498-2071 and speak with an Action Center Specialist, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. to confirm eligibility for the Conversion Discount.
Tips to Qualify for the Conversion Discount
- Apply for national membership in NSSLHA.
- Renew national membership every year especially in the year of graduation.
- Maintain current degree information in the NSSLHA/ASHA database.
- Maintain current e-mail and postal mailing addresses in the NSSLHA/ASHA database.
- Do not wait to complete a Clinical Fellowship or externship before applying for ASHA membership and certification.
Alternative Discounts for Non-members and/or Graduates
Recent Graduate Discount
Graduates who do not meet the criteria for the ASHA Conversion Discount may qualify for the Recent Graduate Discount [PDF]. The Recent Graduate Discount is $50 off the initial dues and fees of $511 for ASHA membership and certification. The application for ASHA membership and certification must be received in the national office within 12 months of graduation to receive this discount.
Gift to the Graduate
The Gift to the Graduate is available to national members of NSSLHA as well as to non-members. The Gift to the Graduate extends ASHA membership for up to 18 months in the first year of ASHA membership and certification. The application for ASHA membership and certification must be received in the national office between May 1 and August 31 annually to receive this incentive.
ASHA Grants, Scholarships and Awards
Now that you've finished your graduate school applications you may be eligible for financial assistance, loans, scholarships, awards, or grants in the field of communication sciences and disorders. ASHA provides information on available funding resources for students and NSSLHA members.