Membership Dues
    Regular and Associate Members (Universities and Colleges in the US and Canada)

    CGS is supported primarily by member dues. Dues levels are established each year by the Board of Directors and collected annually, with dues notices sent to members in July. There are nine dues categories for Regular and Associate Member institutions based on the head count of graduate students enrolled. The 2017 and 2016 Regular and Associate membership dues levels are as follows:

     

    Graduate Student Headcount* Enrolled 2017 Dues
    Regular
    Members
    2017 Dues
    Associate
    Members
    1 - 500 $3,176 $2,854
    501 - 1,500 $4,957 $4,385
    1,501 - 3,000 $5,266 $4,752
    3,001 - 5,500 $5,590 $5,019
    5,501 - 8,000 $6,391 $5,294
    8,001 - 10,500 $7,193 $6,091
    10,501 - 13,000 $7,994 $6,890
    13,001 - 15,500 $8,797 $7,690
    15,501 and above $9,596 $8,490

     

    Graduate Student Headcount* Enrolled 2016 Dues
    Regular
    Members
    2016 Dues
    Associate
    Members
    1 - 500 $3,114 $2,798
    501 - 1,500 $4,860 $4,299
    1,501 - 3,000 $5,163 $4,659
    3,001 - 5,500 $5,480 $4,921
    5,501 - 8,000 $6,266 $5,190
    8,001 - 10,500 $7,052 $5,971
    10,501 - 13,000 $7,837 $6,755
    13,001 - 15,500 $8,625 $7,539
    15,501 and above $9,407 $8,324

     

    Canadian institutions may remit dues in $CAN at par with $US.

     

    *Headcount includes all graduate students (full and part-time) with the exception of those enrolled in first-professional degree programs, i.e., dentistry, law, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, divinity, veterinary medicine.

     

    International Institutions (Universities and Colleges Outside the US and Canada)
    Dues are $4,000 (USD) annually

     

    Sustaining Membership Network (Companies and Large Nonprofit Organizations)
    Dues range from $6,000 to $25,000 (USD) annually

     

    Corresponding Affiliates (University Systems and Small Nonprofit Educational Associations)
    Dues are currently $4,000 (USD) annually

     

    For information on dues, please contact memberservices@cgs.nche.edu.

     

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