Special Dues Categories for ACS Members

If you qualify for one of the Society's Special Dues Categories, you may apply to change your status when you renew your ACS membership.

To apply or renew your current status, please contact ACS Member Services:

Tel: 800-333-9511 (toll-free in the US) or +1 614-447-3776 (from outside the US)

Fax: 614-447-3671

Email: service@acs.org

ACS members in good standing who become unemployed and are seeking full-time professional employment may be eligible to have their ACS national dues waived. 

  • Dues Waiver for Disabled Members

ACS national dues may be waived for disabled members who have paid ACS dues for more than ten years, have been disabled for one year and can provide proof of disability.  Requests must be made annually (proof not required after first year).

  • Dues Discount for Members with Family Responsibility

ACS members in good standing who elect to discontinue full-time professional employment because of long-term obligations as a family-care provider are entitled to a 50% discount on ACS national dues. 

  • National Service Discount

ACS members in the U.S. Armed Forces or other area of national service on temporary full-time duty for a year or more are eligible for a 50% discount on ACS national dues for each year of service up to four years.

  • Dues for Member Spouse

Spouses of ACS members may request a reduction of their ACS national dues equivalent to the previous year's allocation for C&EN in lieu of one C&EN subscription.  This reduction may be applied to the cost of another journal subscription.

  • Student Discounts
    • Graduate Students - Discounts of 50% off ACS national dues is available for graduate students majoring in a chemical science or related discipline and are currently registered for at least six credit hours or recognized by one's academic institution as doing full-time graduate work.
    • Recent Graduates (continuing on to graduate school) - Discounts of 50% off of ACS national dues are available to undergraduates who have received their bachelor's degree in a chemical science, and who are going on to graduate school within 12 months of graduation.
    • Undergraduates - Discounts available to undergraduate students pursuing full-time studies in a chemical science.
  • Emeritus Status

ACS members who have 35 years or more of paid ACS membership, are retired from full-time professional employment, and are over the age of 70 qualify for free ACS national dues.  Emeritus members must indicate continued interest in membership annually and may be asked to pay division and/or local section dues.

  • Retired Status

ACS members who have 30 or more years of paid membership and are retired from full-time professional employment qualify for a 50% discount off of ACS national dues.

To apply for or renew your special status, contact us at service@acs.org, 1-800-333-9511 or +1 614-447-3776 (from outside of the U.S.).