Paying For Convention

Funding Your Way to Convention

We understanding that funding yourself to an event like this can be difficult. Let us make some suggestions to help.

We feel so strongly about getting you here to experience the exceptional programming and collaboration opportunities that we’ve gone all out to provide a wide variety of ways to supplement the costs of attending AMSA’s Annual Convention. Here are a few:

Register Early

Register by our early-bird deadline and save almost 20% on your registration fees. Click here to register early for Convention.

Serve on a Nominations, Credentials or Reference Committee

These committees ensure the smooth functioning of the House of Delegates and national officer elections and are an excellent way for AMSA members to get involved nationally. Registration fees are waived for selected committee members. Learn more about the committees and how to apply.

Book Your Hotel Early, and Share a Hotel Room

AMSA has negotiated a special rate at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City for your convenience. There is limited availability under this special rate, so make sure to book early. Once this block of rooms is sold out, rooms may sell for a higher rate regardless if it’s prior to the deadline. Sleeping rooms in Washington, DC tend to fill up quickly in March as this is the beginning of their tourist and event season. Also consider sharing a room (up to 4 per room) with others in your chapter for a way to save. Learn more about booking at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

Drive and Avoid Expensive Travel Fees

When location allows, our members enjoy very inexpensive travel by teaming up with others and hitting the road. If you attend school within 6 hours of the convention, consider the drive and awesome savings!

Reach Out to Your School

Every year AMSA members have been able to attain some financial support by asking their dean of student affairs or similar position. Some schools do support student participation.

Timing Is Key

Plan to approach your dean soon before the end of year holidays!

Thank You Goes a Long Way

Thank your school after the event so they hear about the positive experience it was for you.