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University Student Membership

AIAA is committed to shaping the future of aerospace — and that future revolves around you. Access the resources you need to start building your career. Engage in valuable networking opportunities to kickstart your professional development and open the doors to potential employers. Gain insights from seasoned aerospace professionals and collaborate with a vibrant community of engineering students embarking on a similar journey. The best part? We keep our dues extremely low for graduate and undergraduate students.

Who Qualifies for Student Membership?


AIAA university student members should be actively pursuing a college degree and have an interest in aerospace.


Student Member Benefits

For just $30 a year, you’ll get comprehensive access to:


The Latest Industry News

AIAA Daily Launch keeps you up to date on what’s new in the world of aerospace. 

Student Communities

Your connection to aerospace peers on your campus. Nearly 200 campuses worldwide participate in AIAA.


Fund your undergraduate or graduate degree and earn profession-wide recognition. 

Explore Additional Benefits

Build Your Network
Further Your Knowledge
Jumpstart Your Career

AIAA Discord Server
Stay in the loop with our official AIAA Discord Server — only for university students. Here you can share, collaborate, and discuss the latest aerospace news, exciting events, and programs of interest.

Local Meetups
Link up with like-minded students, engineers, and other aerospace gurus in Local Section Events near you.

The Global Aerospace Community
Talk shop with your community online through AIAA Engage

Design/Build/Fly Competition
Put your skills to the test as you go head-to-head against teams of engineering students from around the world in an industry-recognized aircraft competition.

Design Competitions
Flex more than your aircraft knowledge with annual design challenges that span the breadth aerospace technical fields.

Gravity-Defying Ideas
Check out our visually stunning digital and print membership magazine, Aerospace America, packed with the insights and inspiration you need to jumpstart your career and establish yourself in the industry.

Discounts on AIAA Events
Save on AIAA forums and events that provide you with the opportunity to network with your fellow members, industry executives, and other influential aerospace professionals. 

Get great deals on books, journals, standards, and technical papers.

Discounted Subscription Rates
Expand your news beyond AIAA with savings on Aviation Week and Space Technology.

AIAA Career Center
Launch into success with access to lists of current job openings in the aerospace industry. 

Volunteering Opportunities
Help shape our industry and grow your leadership skills by volunteering and getting involved in AIAA programs, committees, and events.

Leadership Development
Access opportunities to present your technical papers and research at AIAA’s Regional Student Paper Conferences.

POV: You Join AIAA

Say goodbye to FOMO with these exclusive student membership opportunities. 


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Join AIAA or renew your membership today. Get Started

Spotlight on Success

See how AIAA membership has helped students prepare to launch into their careers in aerospace.