College Chapter Membership

Looking to join the AAF's college chapter network or renew your existing chapter? The AAF has more than 200 chapters across the U.S. and 5,000+ student members. For chapter members, the AAF provides valuable insights into the worlds of advertising, connections and even job opportunities that will help propel your advertising career.

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How to Pay Your Dues 

College Chapter membership dues are $55 per student. Faculty advisors do not have to pay a membership fee.

College Chapters whose students will pay individually:

Applies to students who want to join an existing AAF college chapter or renew their membership , whose dues will paid directly to the AAF.

  • Click here to start the payment process.
  • Create an account with full contact information.
  • If an account has already been created, students should “LOG IN” at the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  • Select your school from the list and proceed to check-out.


College Chapters who will pay on behalf of their students (lump sum check or credit card):

Applies to students who want to join an existing AAF college chapter or renew their membership, whose dues will be paid by their faculty advisor or school.

  • Click here to start the payment process.
  • Follow steps to create an account, select school, proceed to check out.
  • Select “Pay by Check”, disregard field for PO # 
  • Once all students’ accounts have been created, submit one lump sum check to the AAF:
    American Advertising Federation
    Attn: Education Services
    1101 Vermont Ave NW, 5th Floor
    Washington, DC 20005
  • Along with the check, please include the AAF ID numbers of the students you are paying for.


How to Start a New Chapter

Applies to students/faculty interested in joining the AAF, but are not affiliated with an official AAF college chapter or want to start a new chapter at their school.

  • Click here to start the payment process.
  • Click the “Create Account” button at the top, upper right-hand of the webpage
  • Follow steps to create an account
  • In order to become an official AAF college chapter, you must have at least 10 students signing up from your school.  You must then send the name of your University or College and the AAF ID numbers of all paid students ($55/student) to

Need more help with becoming an AAF College Chapter Member? Watch our "How To" video with step-by-step instructions for joining the AAF College Chapter Program. 
Webinar: How to Navigate the College Chapter Membership Process


Forms, Templates & Guides

Are you a college chapter faculty member? Browse these tools designed to help you lead your college chapter with confidence.