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Student Affiliate


Why Become a Student Affiliate?

  • Meet appraisal experts and learn about the appraisal field
  • Access to the prestigious Lum Library
  • Affiliation with a local chapter, where you can network with appraisal professionals and explore career opportunities
  • Discounts on Appraisal Institute education and publications
  • Complimentary Subscriptions to the award-winning Valuation magazine and The Appraisal Journal
  • The possibility of earning an AI designation



Eligiblity to apply for the Student Affiliate Category

Be a college student enrolled in six (6) or more credit semester hours in a degree program related to real estate, finance and/or economics at the time of application. Student Affiliates join the AI at a significant discount.

When you apply you must provide proof (course schedule, college confirmation, etc.) via upload, of your current enrollment at the time you submit an application and also provide proof of your student status on an annual basis to maintain this category.

What Student Affiliates are saying about the Appraisal Institute!

“In becoming a student affiliate, much of what has been offered to me has had a substantial impact on where I am at today. After going to my chapter events, I have learned a great deal from many of the people I have had met thus far. Aside from the chapter affiliation, the discounts on education has been very helpful to me as I am just kicking off my career. I am excited about this career path and can’t wait to see what the future holds for me.” -Emma McWilliams, Appraisal Institute Student Affiliate

“I chose to join the Appraisal Institute as a student because I wanted to get a head start on taking classes and ultimately beginning my career. The student discount was a nice benefit and incentive for me to get ahead on classes. Since I am pursuing a career in valuation it excites me to have a solid background formed from class and now to begin practicing these fundamentals in my job.” 
-Lyndsey Clark, Appraisal Institute Student Affiliate, finance

What is the role of the appraiser?

An appraiser provides objective, impartial, and unbiased opinions about the value of real property in residential, commercial, land, and other property types.

Note: Student Affiliates do not provide services such as appraisal, appraisal review, mass appraisal or other services provided as a valuer. If you are providing these services, please check out our Practicing Affiliate Category.


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