The National Education Finance Academy is home to scholars, students, practitioners, and policymakers who are interested in the study of education finance broadly defined.  Our organization serves scholars, students, policymakers and practitioners in the fields of P-12 education finance, higher education finance, economics of education, education law, and educational policy.  Follow this link to learn about the leadership of NEFA.


The mission of the National Education Finance Academy is to promote scholarly inquiry, to advance knowledge, and to inform policy and practice in the field of education finance.  We accomplish this goal by holding scholarly meetings for the presentation and discussion of education finance issues, by stimulating the teaching of P-20 education finance, and by disseminating scholarly research in our partner journals.  Follow this link to see conference program archives.


For more information on the National Education Finance Academy, please email us at info@nationaledfinance.com or follow this link and submit the contact us form so we can add you to our listserve.  


The 12th Annual NEFA Conference will be held April 6-9, 2022 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton (Tampa Downtown Convention Center) in Tampa, Florida.

To register, visit www.nationaledfinance.com/register.php  


Are you a graduate student studying K-12 or Higher Education Finance?

The National Education Finance Academy (NEFA) would like to invite you to a Zoom "open house" on Wednesday, November 17th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EST. During this meeting you will:

  • Learn about NEFA and how you can become involved with the organization 
  • Share idea about how NEFA can better serve you
  • Make connection with graduate students who are either current NEFA members or are considering joining
  • Hear about NEFA's upcoming April 2022 conference in Tampa, Florida

Join us via Zoom! If you have any questions beforehand, feel free to email Christine Kiracofe (ckiracofe@purdue.edu). Professors, please share this information with your graduate students.  

Our goal is to make NEFA a welcoming organization for the next generation of school finance practitioners and scholars!

Link to Zoom meeting: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/98207530606?pwd=SHVvMzF2d21VdndoV29ydjJIaW93dz09