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

To apply for an organizational membership, please use this form: Organizational Membership Application

    • 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 apply for an individual membership:

  1. Online: In order to ensure the utmost accuracy of member informatoin and expedite membership processing, we prefer that you create a profile and complete an online application via MyAAFCS. 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 "2"
  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