Dues Categories & Discounts

Contact Membership Services via email at service@acs.org or by phone at 800-333-9511 (+1-614-447-3776 outside the U.S.) with any questions.

Dues Categories

Regular Member (Premium and Standard Packages)
A person who has a degree, certification, or significant work history in a STEM field, or as a teacher of chemical science.

Society Affiliate
A person whose occupation directly concerns the practice of a chemical science but does not meet degree or work history requirements.

Graduate Student
A person who is a graduate student majoring in a chemical science or in a related field of natural science, engineering, technology, or science education at an appropriately accredited educational institution,

Undergraduate Student
A person who is an undergraduate student majoring in a chemical science or in a related field of natural science, engineering, technology, or science education at an appropriately accredited educational institution,

Retired
A person who has 30 or more years of paid ACS membership and is retired from full-time professional employment is entitled to a 50% discount on ACS national dues. 

Emeritus
A person who has 35 years or more of paid ACS membership, is retired from full-time professional employment, and is over the age of 70 is entitled to a 100% discount on ACS national dues.

Discounts

Recent Graduates (Premium & Standard Packages)
Up to one year from the graduation date, a person who graduated with an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree in a chemical science or in a related field of natural science, engineering, technology, or science education from an appropriately accredited educational institution and is going into the workforce are entitled to a 50% discount on ACS national dues.  

National Service (Premium & Standard Packages)
A Regular Member, Undergraduate Student Member, Graduate Student Member, or Society Affiliate 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 for up to four years.​

Member Spouse (Premium Package Only)
Spouses of Regular 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. 

Unemployed Members (Premium & Standard Packages)
After at least one year of paid membership Regular Members and Society Affiliates who become unemployed and are seeking full-time professional employment may be eligible to have their ACS national dues waived. 

Disabled Members (Premium & Standard Packages)
ACS national dues may be waived for a disabled Regular Member, Retired Member, Undergraduate Student Member, Graduate Student Member, or Society Affiliate who has paid ACS dues for more than ten years, has been disabled for one year and can provide proof of disability. Requests must be made annually (proof not required after the first year).

Family Care Provider Discount (Premium & Standard Packages)
After at least one year of paid membership, a Regular Member, Retired Member, Student Member, Graduate Student Member or Society Affiliate who has elected to discontinue full time professional employment or education because of long-term obligation as a family care-provider may request a 50% discount.