Retired Membership

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When you join, you automatically receive access to membership in one or more of our specialized sections, free interest groups, you become a member of our community, and you obtain access to over 250,000 full-text articles in AnthroSource.


Available to any individual who meets one or more of the following requirements:

  • Is at least 65 years of age
  • Has been an active AAA member for at least 20 years and has reached the age of 65
  • Has a retired status at one’s institution (or is planning to retire in the current year)


Join the AAA + (1) Section for as low as $50*/year.

(*based on the lowest AAA dues tier and one section with $5 dues)

How to Determine Annual Dues

  • Identify your annual income tier + Corresponding AAA Dues + Add the dues of at least one section membership.
    • Section Add-On Requirement
      • All members are required to join at least one (1) section.
      • Many sections offer deeply-discounted retiree dues.
      • Additional sections and interest groups may be added based on your interest.

Ability-to-pay tiers

Member dues for the retired category are based on the member's ability to pay. As such, the AAA offers a tiered-dues structure based on annual income.

Annual Income Retiree Dues
Tier 1 $0 - 9,999 $45
Tier 2 $10,000 - 19,999 $55
Tier 3 $20,000 - 29,999 $109
Tier 4 $30,000 - 49,999 $155
Tier 5 $50,000 - 74,999 $199
Tier 6 $75,000 - 99,999 $223
Tier 7 $100,000 - 149,999 $274
Tier 8 $150,000+ $321

Refund Policy