American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)


Questions? 800.424.8080 or membership@aafcs.org

Benefits for Members


Membership in the only national organization representing Family and Consumer Sciences professionals across practice areas. Founded in 1909, our mission is to provide leadership and support to professionals whose work is to assist individuals, families and communities in making informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to optimize their quality of life.

Membership BrochureAffiliate Membership
As a member, you are automatically enrolled and receive all the benefits of your affiliate.


Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences
Published four times a year, this peer-reviewed journal features scholarly articles, trends, issues, and practical information to help you in your career. A printed copy of each issue and access to online issues is included with your membership!

Networking and Leadership Opportunities
Network and develop valuable leadership skills by participating in the AAFCS online Communities. Upon joining AAFCS, you're also listed in the online membership directory accessible exclusively to AAFCS members!

New New EXperiences in Training (NEXT) Webinars
Stay on the leading edge of your career with free live webinars! Webinars are offered during the spring and fall and cover a variety of current family and consumer sciences topics. Plus members receive a discounted price on archived webinars and the Professional Training Pass (access to all archived webinars).

Conference Discount
Members receive a significant discount below the non-member registration cost for the AAFCS Annual Conference and Expo. For the past century, AAFCS has assembled educators, entrepreneurs, researchers and business people to meet friends and colleagues, expand their expertise at educational sessions, and see new products.

Discounts on Publications and Products
Receive a Members-Only discount on books, note cards, jewelry and other items.

Insurance Plans
Members can participate in various insurance plans available through AAFCS' partnership with the Trust for Insuring Educators, including car insurance through Geico.

Special Savings through Affinity Partners
Members enjoy discounts on rental cars, Sears appliances, and more via their AAFCS Membership.

Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal
AAFCS members may subscribe at the Members-Only rate of $45 (Regular Price $144) to the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal (FCSRJ) and enjoy peer-reviewed university research on a variety of topics. The FCSRJ, published four times annually, presents original research and scholarly reviews in all areas of family and consumer sciences and related disciplines concerned with the general well-being of families and individuals.

Advocacy for Public Policy
AAFCS and its members represent family and consumer sciences concerns and priorities with Congress, the media, and Federal policy makers. Your membership makes us collectively stronger.

Support for FCS Secondary Programs
AAFCS provides resources family and consumer sciences educators can use to help demonstrate the value of their programs to key decision makers. A member can also request a letter of support signed by AAFCS leaders for his or her FCS program.

Member Spotlight
The AAFCS Member Spotlight program will highlight individual members, their experiences, and how they have benefited from AAFCS membership. It offers an opportunity for you to share your story with your colleagues and the greater FCS community. Download a submission form here! Thank you for participating.

Additional Services

Education Program Accreditation
AAFCS is the sole accreditation agent in the United States for educational institutions and units offering programs in family and consumer sciences in higher education.

FCS Career Connection
Whether you’re searching for a new job or great talent, our online career center is the place to achieve your employment goals.

Fellowships
Membership in AAFCS is your gateway to national and international fellowships to support graduate and post-secondary study in family and consumer sciences.

Professional Certification
AAFCS offers professionals certification in family and consumer sciences.

Research Grants
Every year members compete for grants to support research studies in family and consumer sciences.

Travel Website
Make your travel arrangements on AAFCS' travel website. You'll find great deals and a portion of the travel commission will be given to AAFCS.

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Questions? 800.424.8080 or membership@aafcs.org