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The AAUW Tar Heel branch formed in the fall of 2008 to provide the benefits of an AAUW community to those in North Carolina who wanted more than an at-large membership in the national organization, but did not choose to join any of the community-based branches. (If you haven’t yet explored the community-based branch option, please use the locate branch by zip code to find the nearest branch.)

In addition to the national benefits, branch membership includes:

  • Access to advocacy information about what’s going on in Raleigh, not just DC
  • Opportunity to support AAUW NC mini-grants and to apply for those grants
  • Opportunity to support AAUW NC’s coalition partners
  • All AAUW NC publications
  • Access to the branch roster through the Member Services Database
  • Information from nearby community-based branches on special events and projects

AAUW annual dues are $62, AAUW NC dues are $11.00, and the Tar Heel Branch dues are $5.00. The branch dues year is July 1 to June 30, and we are now collecting dues for 2021-2022.

If you are ready to join, please complete this two-step online process:

STEP 1: Complete the online information form.

STEP 2: The branch charges $0 for

  • current student affiliates and all undergraduates at AAUW college/university partner institutions (who are eligible to become eStudent Affiliates)
  • official representatives of AAUW college/university member institutions in NC, and
  • 50-year (honorary life) members of AAUW

(so you have just one step).

FOR OTHER  MEMBERS to join the branch through June 30 of next year:

Click the appropriate link below to be transferred to to pay online with a credit card or PayPal account. In some cases, you may also join with a payment at If you prefer to send a check, make it payable to “AAUW Tar Heel Branch” and send it to our contact address.

If you are eligible for a discount that you do not see listed here, please contact for more information.

NEW MEMBERS OF AAUW – joining to June 30 of next year

  • $78.00* – annual membership  (or pay at
  • $16.00 – for recent graduates (any degree in the last two years) joining AAUW for the first time (but check to see if we still have free memberships available for you — see above)
  • $45.00*- when we are running a special promotion.

CURRENT AAUW NATIONAL MEMBERS – joining the branch to June 30 of next year

  • $16.00 – if you are an AAUW member with an expiration date after December 31 of this year (including life members)
  • $78.00* –  if your membership expires this year
  • Once you  join a branch, your new membership expiration date will be June 30.

AAUW BRANCH MEMBERS – joining to June 30 of next year
AAUW members may join more than one branch, but pay dues to AAUW (national) and each applicable state only once. 

  • $5.00 – if you are a member of another AAUW branch in North Carolina (local dues only). (or pay at
  • $16.00 — if you are a member of a branch in another state and have not yet paid AAUW NC dues.  (or pay at


at the AAUW College/University Partners in North Carolina

  • $0 – for undergraduates
  • $16.00 – for graduate students (state and local dues)

at other campuses

  • $18.81* – for students working on a first associate or baccalaureate degree
  • $34.81* – for graduate students


If you’d like to make a donation to the branch, use this button.

If you pay your dues at the same time, we’ll take any extra and apply it to the branch projects and expenses. [Our primary expenses are spreading the word about this innovative structure, but we have accumulated funds we can use to support local programming.] If you’d like any of your donation to be forwarded to AAUW Funds, make a note on the PayPal form, or send specifics to

Of course, donations directly to AAUW are also strongly encouraged.

*Dues and fees that include payments to AAUW are partially tax deductible: 

  • $59 of the $78, 
  • $26.50 of the $45, and
  • $16.81 of the $18.81 or $34.81

are considered contributions to AAUW, a 501(c)(3) organization as of July 1, 2009. Payments to the AAUW Action Fund, AAUW NC, and to the branch are not tax deductible as charitable contributions, but may be considered professional expenses.

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