Dues Schedule Policy

STC membership is based on a calendar year. All memberships expire on 31 December. Individuals joining STC for the first time (or former members whose membership has lapsed more than one year) pay Society dues, a $15.00 enrollment fee, and chapter and SIG fees (if applicable). Because the full range of STC products and services is available to members immediately upon joining or renewing, STC dues are nonrefundable. For organizations interested in the Corporate Value Program (CVP), click here for more information. The Gold membership dues rate is not discounted, and remains at the $395.00 rate throughout the year.

STC membership rates (with exception of Gold) are adjusted after 1 March, to accommodate for the smaller amount of time your calendar year membership will be active. The graph below shows the amount your dues will be*, depending on the date your membership is purchased. You will only need to purchase your dues once per the calendar year. Any chapter or SIG dues are in addition to your membership payment (unless included with your membership, see the member benefits chart for more information), and will expire on the same date as your membership.

*STC membership promotions or campaigns may advertise a different rate than the amount listed on the graph. Contact membership@stc.org with any questions. Your participation is not necessary to win.

Membership Category

 2019 Dues Paid between:

1 Sept. 2018–28 Feb. 2019

  2019 Dues Paid between:

1 Mar.–30 Apr. 2019

  2019 Dues Paid between:

1 May–30 Jun. 2019

  2019 Dues paid between:

1 July–31 Aug. 2019

Professional & Academic

$225.00 $202.50 $180.00 $157.50

New Professional

$180.00 $162.00 $144.00 $126.00


$75.00 $67.50 $60.00 $52.50


$145.00 $130.50 $116.00 $101.50

Membership Categories for Emerging Nations

  Dues Paid between:

1 Jan.–28 Feb.

  Dues Paid between:

1 Mar.–30 Apr.

  Dues Paid between:

1 May–30 Jun.

  Dues Paid between:

1 July–31 Aug.


$50.00 $45.00 $40.00 $35.00


$25.00 $22.50 $20.00 $17.50

Emerging Nations Schedule and Eligible Countries

Members may add the following a la carte menu items:

  • $25 per chapter (emerging nations: $10)
  • $10 per SIG (emerging nations: $5)
  • $60 for printed copies of Intercom*
  • $75 for printed copies of Technical Communication*

* Includes U.S. postage. International postage rate for Intercom is $25 for Canada and $45 for other countries. For Technical Communication, international postage rate is $20 for Canada and $40 for other countries.

Membership includes electronic access to publications. A subscription is required for print versions.

  • Technical Communication is published quarterly in February, May, August, and November
    • Multiply $18.75 by the number of issues remaining in the year
  • Intercom is published 10 times a year in January, February, March, April, May, June/July, September
    • Multiply $6.00 by the number of issues remaining in the year