Join/Renew

Why AAFCS?

Our membership community is inclusive of all family and consumer sciences content areas and practice settings, plus allied fields. If you are a student, professional, or volunteer who is committed to helping people lead better lives, you will "find your people" in AAFCS! 

New or Rejoining Member?


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

Online
  • If you have never been a member or customer or attended an event of AAFCS, create a profile and complete the application.
  • Click here to Join/Rejoin (you will be prompted to log in to your MyAAFCS account; if you have been a member before, attended an event, or transacted with us in any way you have a MyAAFCS account).
  • Unsure if you already have a profile? Call or email us first; this will help ensure your member history reamins intact and your record is not duplicated! 

By Phone
  • Call us and we will be glad to assist you! AAFCS accepts credit card payments by phone at 800.424.8080.




Renewing with AAFCS? 



Renew Online

If you have any questions, please contact AAFCS at membership@aafcs.org or 703.706.4600/800.424.8080. If you are a renewing member who has encountered pandemic-related financial hardship, the link to our dues hardship form is here

If you have an Invoice Number and your Customer/Member ID, you can also pay using this secure link (no log-in required): MyAAFCS-Pay-Invoice




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Give the Gift of AAFCS!

Membership Categories and Annual Dues


Membership is valid for one year, at which time members will receive a renewal invitation. Current members are eligible for the benefits outlined below, and more

Professional Member $150*

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  • Eligible members are individuals with a degree or professional-level credential in any field of study who support the field of family & consumer sciences.
  • Professional category members are eligible to hold elected office.
  • Membership includes free registration for webinars offered by AAFCS, an online issue of the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences (print by request), and one affiliate (state, at-large, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico) membership of your choice. Additional affiliates are available for a fee upon request to AAFCS. 
  • Discounted insurance  - including professional liability for employed educators and those in private practice - via AAFCS' partnership in the Trust for Insuring Educators.

*Special introductory rate of $100 is offered for the first year of Professional membership (one-year only). Affiliates of AAFCS receive a rebate of 25% of the member dues amount.

Student (Collegiate/Postsecondary) $50*

  • Eligible members are enrolled as degree or endorsement-seeking students in a postsecondary program. (Part-time or full-time students are eligible).
  • Student membership includes free registration for archived and live webinars offered by AAFCS and one affiliate (state, at-large, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico) membership of your choice. Additional affiliates are available for a fee upon request to AAFCS.
  • Student category members are eligible to hold elected office and receive free online access to the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences.
  • Discounted insurance  - including student educator liability insurance - via AAFCS' partnership in the Trust for Insuring Educators.
*Affiliates of AAFCS receive a rebate of 25% of the member dues amount.

Lifetime Member

This category is available to members in two different tiers: $2,500 upon retirement or $2,000 upon reaching 50-year membership status. For each of these amounts, $500 is a tax-deductible contribution. For questions or to enroll, call 703-706-4606 or email contributions@aafcs.org.

Emeritus $100*

  • Eligible members meet the Professional category criteria, are retired, and at least 60 years of age.
  • Emeritus membership includes free registration for webinars offered by AAFCS.
  • Membership includes an online issue of the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences (print by request), and one affiliate (state, at-large, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico) membership of your choice. Additional affiliates are available for a fee upon request to AAFCS. 
  • Discounted insurance  - including term life and long-term care - via AAFCS' partnership in the Trust for Insuring Educators.
*Affiliates of AAFCS receive a rebate of 25% of the member dues amount.

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