Student Memberships

Join ACHE of Greater Ohio and begin networking with a group of dedicated healthcare leaders. Membership is a great link to professional and personal growth.

Becoming an ACHE Student Associate is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to your career and lifelong learning. If you are enrolled as a student in a healthcare administration program, you may be eligible to become a Student Associate.

A Student Associate membership provides opportunities for educational growth and professional networking. ACHE of Greater Ohio offers a variety of educational programs, networking opportunities, and special events throughout the calendar year in all regions of Central and Southern Ohio. The educational events provide students with an opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals, including C-Suite Executives, from healthcare facilities all over Ohio.

In this industry, who you know can make a huge difference in charting your career path. The professional networking available through ACHE of Greater Ohio can help you find a mentor and lead to job opportunities. Networking is especially important to finding success in the healthcare industry, as most healthcare jobs are filled through known or referred contacts in the industry.

Benefits Include

  • Network with executives who share your community commitment and discuss local healthcare news and challenges.
  • Sharpen your leadership skills by serving on a local programs council.
  • Opportunity to receive scholarships to local and national ACHE educational and networking programming.
  • Access to ACHE’s Career Resource Center to help prepare for future career.
  • Links to internships/fellowships through ACHE.
  • Attend educational programs that count toward earning or recertifying your ACHE Fellow credential without incurring hefty travel expenses.
  • Reduced Dues – Student Associate dues are subsidized by full dues payment Members allowing students to pay lower dues. Students pay $75 as opposed to Members who initially pay $160.
  • Mentoring opportunities with the local and national ACHE chapter.
  • Chance to hear other healthcare professionals describe their career experiences and talk about current roles.

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 three year tenure requirement to become a Fellow of ACHE (FACHE).

Apply Online

JOIN ACHE TODAY       Or download the application

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

  1. Class Schedule
  2. Official or Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Enrollment Verification from Registrar
  4. 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.


  • $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 of the application instead and fax it to (312) 424-9405.