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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about CFA membership.

Membership Application

Follow this link to the CFA Help Desk, and click on “Join CFA.”

Being a Member of CFA

We are a union of 24,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches who teach in the California State University system.

  • CFA is the exclusive collective bargaining representative for CSU faculty.
  • CFA advocates affordable, accessible, quality education in the CSU.
  • CFA protects the faculty's interests in the California legislature.
  • CFA advances academic freedom and upholds faculty rights.
  • CFA delivers financial protections for the faculty.
  • CFA promotes faculty participation in the governance of CSU and in CFA.
  • CFA promotes diversity and is affiliated with larger organizations to solidify CFA's power.

Member Benefits

CFA members, as distinguished from fee payers, are eligible for an additional range of benefits as a result of their membership. These include

  • Home Mortgage & Real Estate
  • Attorney Services
  • Credit Unions
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance (Auto, Home, Health, Life)

For more information, check the CFA Membership Benefits page. There is a binder of benefits in the CFA office, Business Tower, Room 454, (408) 924-6501. You may also contact the CFA Field Representative, Oscar Santillano, (916) 402-2818.