AIKCU is a member of The Coalition for College Cost Savings, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering collaboration between independent colleges and their organizations to yield greater strength in the purchasing marketplace in order to secure the lowest prices for purchased commodities and the highest value in performed services. The Coalition serves as a central point of contact for the creation of supplier relationships, program implementation planning and execution, and a repository of best practice information on process efficiency.
Currently, The Coalition is comprised of 32 member organizations in 30 states that collectively serve almost 900 private colleges and over 3 million students across the United States. Membership in The Coalition is required to participate in the contracts offered through the Coalition. A nominal annual membership fee is paid by each member organization on behalf of their institutions.