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AAFCS members have a wide range of professional expertise in the field of family and consumer sciences (founded as home economics). Our members are educators, counselors, nutritionists, scientists, researchers, designers, administrators and consultants, to name a few! What our members all share is a commitment to achieving optimum well-being for families and individuals. Now you can enjoy all the benefits of membership too!

Professional $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 $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.