Join/Renew

New to AAFCS?

View our member types and see which category best fits you! Then learn more about the valuable benefits of membership.

When you're ready to join, we offer 3 ways to do so:

Online
By Phone
  • Call us and we will be glad to assist you! AAFCS also accepts credit card payments for membership by phone at 800.424.8080, option "2."




Renewing with AAFCS? (For current and lapsed members)

Renew your membership online through MyAAFCS (login required)! 

If you have any questions, please contact AAFCS at membership@aafcs.org or 703.706.4600/800.424.8080.

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, free registration for AAFCS webinars, and receipt of AAFCS' official publication, the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences. See all membership benefits and services!

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Professional Member $150*

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  • 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 free registration for archived and 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.
  • Emeritus membership includes free registration for archived and live webinars offered by AAFCS' Professional Development Center.

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Student (Collegiate/Postsecondary) $50

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  • 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 membership includes free registration for archived and live webinars offered by AAFCS' Professional Development Center.
  • Student category members are eligible to hold elected office, and will receive online access to the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences.