CGS is supported primarily by member dues. Dues levels are established each year by the Board of Directors and collected annually.

Regular and Associate Members (Universities and Colleges in the US and Canada)
There are eleven dues categories for Regular and Associate Member institutions based on the head count of graduate students enrolled. The 2023 and 2022 Regular and Associate membership dues levels are as follows:

 

Graduate Student Headcount* Enrolled 2023 Dues
Regular
Members
2023 Dues
Associate
Members
1 – 500 $3,638 $3,335
501 – 800 $4,902 $4,010
800 – 1,200 $5,367 $4,583
1,201 – 1,500 $5,679 $4,975
1,501 – 3,000 $6,034 $5,285
3,001 – 5,500 $6,405 $5,853
5,501 – 8,000 $7,322 $6,414
8,001 – 10,500 $8,241 $7,218
10,501 – 13,000 $9,215 $8,071
13,001 – 15,500 $10,080 $8,827
15,501 and above $10,993 $9,629

 

Graduate Student Headcount* Enrolled 2022 Dues
Regular
Members
2022 Dues
Associate
Members
1 – 500 $3,515 $3,222
501 – 800 $4,736 $3,874
800 – 1,200 $5,186 $4,428
1,201 – 1,500 $5,487 $4,807
1,501 – 3,000 $5,830 $5,106
3,001 – 5,500 $6,188 $5,655
5,501 – 8,000 $7,074 $6,197
8,001 – 10,500 $7,962 $6,974
10,501 – 13,000 $8,903 $7,798
13,001 – 15,500 $9,739 $8,529
15,501 and above $10,621 $9,303

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 Membership (Universities and Colleges Outside the US and Canada)
Dues levels are as follows:

 

International Member Dues Category* 2022 and 2021 Dues
Low-income and Lower-middle-income economies $2,000 (USD)
Upper-middle-income economies $3,000 (USD)
High-income economies $4,000 (USD)

*As defined by the World Bank Classification.

 

Sustaining Membership Network for Corporate Partners
Dues range from $1,000 for small businesses to $25,000 (USD) annually

 

Corresponding Affiliates Program for Non-profit Organizations
Dues are $4,000 (USD) annually

 

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has implemented a credit card usage convenience fee effective as of January 1, 2020 in the amount of 4% of the transaction price when paying obligations to the Council. Although this fee is designed to defray the increasing costs of accepting credit cards for payments of dues, meeting registrations, sponsorships, publications, and other items, our desire is not to charge the fee at all, but to change member and non-member behavior to employ different payment methods such as ACH, Wire transfer and good old fashioned checks when they conduct business with CGS. CGS does not intend to record revenue from this change, but instead, be able to re-deploy the member dues funds previously used for credit card acceptance towards additional graduate education programming needs. The Council thanks you for your ongoing support for the enterprise of graduate education.

 

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