Details and Benefits — Student Membership
Student membership is open to graduate and undergraduate college and university students who have an interest in fraud prevention and detection. Undergraduate students must be currently enrolled in at least nine semester hours (or equivalent) and graduate students must be currently enrolled in at least six semester hours (or equivalent) in an accredited college or university. Enrollment is subject to verification each year.
Students may not apply online. Download a
student membership application and either mail or fax to +1 (512) 478-9184 along with proof of enrollment. Note: Fees vary based on your country of residence.
Student Membership Benefits
Reduced membership dues with full access to all member resources
Get acquainted with the dynamic world of fraud examination via the ACFE’s vast body of knowledge, content and people
available to you as a member.
Set yourself apart from others by earning the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential – at a savings of nearly 65 percent. Purchase the
Student Package for $350 and receive the CFE Exam Prep Course, the CFE Exam and one year of membership after passing the exam. Becoming a CFE will help you lay a foundation for future career growth and serve as a springboard for a successful career in the anti-fraud field.
Online Career Center
Get advice from experts about different career paths, how to structure a résumé, job search strategies and much more from the
Career Center. Access online resources; connect with experienced professionals on the employment discussion forum; and search for jobs and post your résumé on the job board.
ACFE Article Archive
Discover why countless students have relied on the article archive for classroom projects, papers and presentations.
Expand your knowledge with content relevant to your fraud examination classes and stay current with the latest fraud-related news, information and emerging trends with Fraud Magazine, The Fraud Examiner, FraudInfo and Fraud Magazine e-newsletters. You can also find the latest fraud news and commentary on the ACFE blogs,
Establish Career Connections
Join the conversation with anti-fraud professionals worldwide through the ACFE’s groups on
Twitter. Attend training events (student pricing where applicable) and your local chapter meetings to cultivate and grow your professional network.
To apply for or renew Student membership status you must provide proof of full-time enrollment in a college or university for the current semester or session. Student membership is open to undergraduate students enrolled in nine semester hours (or equivalent), or graduate students enrolled in six semester hours (or equivalent) in an accredited college, university or equivalent. The following items will be accepted as proof of enrollment: 1) copy of current class schedule or 2) a letter confirming your enrollment status from a professor, college advisor or the registrar on college or university letterhead. If you are renewing and no longer qualify for Student member status, please call (800) 245-3321 / +1 (512) 478-9000.
Membership and Certification
Become a CFE
“Successful completion of a professional certification like the CFE is an ideal way for our majors to distinguish themselves from other applicants, especially in a tight job market.”
— Dr. David O'Bryan
Academic Advisor, Pittsburg State University