Student-to-Professional Membership Transition

Continuing Your AIAA Membership Matters

AIAA has dedicated itself to shaping the future of aerospace and our future is YOU. As you make one of the biggest transitions in your future, let us support you and help you stay involved with AIAA, so that you can maximize your potential in the aerospace community.

Let AIAA be your vital lifelong link to reliable resources and growth opportunities.

  • Be part of the discussion and collaborate with leaders in the aerospace field.
  • Get the experience you need to make a giant leap forward for your future.

Student-to-Professional Membership Discounts

If you are a current AIAA student member, when you graduate, you have the option to transition to professional membership and save nearly $200 over the first three years of professional membership. You don’t want to miss this offer! There’s no better way to gain leadership experience, network with others in the industry, and build communication skills that are critical to career advancement.

Student-Professional Transition Rates

  • 1st year you pay 25% of dues = $30
  • 2nd year you pay 50% of dues = $60
  • 3rd year you pay 75% of dues = $90
  • 4th year full member dues = $120

New Student Pause Program

If you haven't decided whether you are going to get a full-time job or pursue further study, you have the option to pause your student membership for up to four months after your graduation and membership expiration date. Consider it a membership holding pattern that keeps your membership active until you are ready to take the next step. After the student pause period you will need to either update your graduation date or transition to professional membership.

Benefits of Professional Membership

  • AIAA Daily Launch Stay informed on the latest industry reports that affect your day-to-day work.
  • Aerospace America Get in-depth insight on the subject matter that is shaping the aerospace industry with this monthly publication.
  • Discounts on AIAA Forums — Save on AIAA forums and professional development seminars that provide you with the opportunity to network with your community of collaborative and innovative members, who are your lifelong link to the aerospace community.
  • Participation is Power Help advance our industry, and your leadership skills by volunteering and involving yourself in AIAA leadership roles on committees, and for our programs.
  • Local Section Events — Meet colleagues and network with engineers and aerospace professionals near you. Many young professionals find mentors in their local sections. Find someone that can help guide you through your career!
  • Enhance your Presentation Skills Our technical programs provide opportunities for you to present technical papers and research.
  • Use Our Career Center Your ladder to success! Browse the latest jobs in the aerospace industry, post your resume, get assistance with resume writing, and receive career coaching.
  • Discounts on Publications — Get savings on books, technical papers, and journals!
  • Free Access To AIAA standards documents, the tried-and-true best practices in the aerospace industry.
  • Discounted Subscription Rates Expand your news beyond AIAA with savings on Aviation Week and Space Technology.