Application form for partial dues waiver

*The term “no significant income” shall mean earning no more than 80 percent of the U.S. per capita income as most recently published by the U.S. government, rounded to the nearest $1,000 (currently $41,000). The term “income” for purposes of this policy shall mean and refer to earned income, including the definition of earned income as may appear in various sections of Title 26 of the U.S. Code, as in effect at the time of making such determination, and is not intended to include income from investment activities unrelated to employment or from Social Security, pensions, or comparable sources.

Waivers are based on a member's status as of Jan. 1, 2019. If you are granted a partial waiver, your dues for 2019 will be $135. You will be billed after the request is approved. If you are granted a waiver and you no longer meet the stated criteria, you are obliged to notify the Academy and pay the full dues amount ($675).

Other special circumstances warranting a partial or full waiver of dues will be considered by the Academy’s Membership Committee.


If you are not sure whether you qualify for a dues waiver, please contact Kasha Shelton at the Academy, 202.223.8196).

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