American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

AAFCS Membership Categories and Annual Dues

Membership is valid for one year, at which time members will receive a renewal invitation. Privileges of all members include affiliate membership, engaging in groups of the Association, discounted registration to the Annual Conference & Expo, and receipt of AAFCS' official publication, the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences.

Professional Member $150*

  • Members in the Professional category are individuals with a degree or professional-level credential who support the field of family & consumer sciences.
  • Professional category members are eligible to hold elected office.
  • Membership includes registration for live webinars offered by AAFCS' Professional Development Center.

    *Special introductory rate of $100 is offered for the first year of Professional membership (one-year only).


    Emeritus $100

  • Members who meet the Professional category criteria who are retired and at least 60 years of age may elect the Emeritus category.


Student (Collegiate/Postsecondary) $50

  • Members in the Student category are enrolled as full-time students in a postsecondary program, as confirmed by a completed Student Status Statement, below.
  • Student category members are eligible to hold elected office, and will receive online access to the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences.


I am currently enrolled on a full-time basis as a

Full Name of School/College/University/Institution (no acronyms)

Student Signature Date

Faculty/Teacher Confirmation: I confirm that the applicant is a full-time student at my school/college/university/ institution.

Faculty/Teacher Signature Date

Corporate/Business $750
Non-Profit Organization $500

Please contact to apply for organizational membership.

    • Organized group, agency, or business.
    • Purpose in common with AAFCS, resulting in mutual benefits.
    • Benefits include
      • Three subscriptions to the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences (JFCS).
      • 5% discount on exhibit booths at Annual Conference & Expo.
      • Members-only discount on registration for two representatives to attend the Annual Conference & Expo.
      • Acknowledgment on AAFCS website with a link.
      • One free half-page black & white inside ad in the JFCS OR 25% off 4-color inside full-page ad.
      • One free sponsorship of monthly newsletter to all members (one issue).


How to Join:

  1. Online: In order to ensure the utmost accuracy of member informatoin and expedite membership processing, we prefer that you complete an online application, here. AAFCS accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
  2. By phone: AAFCS also accepts credit card payments for membership by phone, at 800-424-8080 option "1."
  3. By fax or mail: Check, money order, and credit card payments are accepted via fax and mail. Download and complete our membership form, here (PDF).


Questions? 800.424.8080 or