2021–2022 TSA Chapter Affiliation
Membership in TSA runs for each school year. The term of the 2021-2022 TSA membership begins when a chapter is affiliated, and ends at the conclusion of the 2022 National TSA Conference on June 30, 2022.
Membership is not processed until all dues (national and state) are paid in full. State dues received at the National TSA office will not be remitted until all dues are paid in full.
All membership dues must be paid at the time of affiliation. Affiliations without dues will not be processed and neither the chapter nor its members will be in good standing until all dues are paid.
TSA membership dues are non-refundable and non-transferable.
TSA operates under a unified dues policy, whereby all members must affiliate and pay applicable dues at the local, state, and national level. Individual dues at all levels (high school and middle school) consist of local chapter dues (determined by the chapter), state dues (determined by the state delegation), and national dues (determined by TSA, Inc.).
A written notification of transfer must be sent to the National TSA office if a student has paid individual membership dues and transfers to another chapter/school.
Any advisor affiliated with a chapter must pay the annual advisor dues.
TSA offers three, curriculum-integrated membership programs. Chapters choose the program that works best for them:
Red Chapter Affiliation Program (Red CAP)
A chapter affiliates up to 10 members by paying a flat fee (additional members may be added during the year for a fee). The membership fee for Red CAP is $120 at the national level, plus $130 state dues.
White Chapter Affiliation Program (Red CAP)
A chapter affiliates 11 or more members by paying a per member fee for state and national dues. The membership fee for White CAP is $12 per member at the national level, plus $13 per member state dues.
Blue Chapter Affiliation Program (Red CAP)
A chapter affiliates an unlimited number of members in a school for a flat fee. This option is popular among chapters where students rotate through a STEM class for a portion of the year to enable all students to be members. The membership fee for Blue CAP is $400 at the national level, plus $390 state dues.
The chapter affiliation program you choose must be the same at the state and national level:
- Red CAP chapters become White CAP chapters automatically when they affiliate 11 or more members.
- Red CAP or White CAP chapters may convert to Blue CAP at any time.
- TSA operates under a unified dues policy, whereby members must affiliate and pay applicable dues at the local, state, and national level.
Total Cost of Affiliation Example
8 students and 2 advisors = 10 members
$130.00 (State Fees) + $120.00 (National Fees) = $250.00 Dues