American Mensa's dues structure
The Mensa membership year begins April 1 and ends March 31.
Annual dues are $70 unless specified in a multi-year or life plan.
By accepting membership in American Mensa, members agree to abide by all the requirements of the Constitution of Mensa, the Bylaws of American Mensa, Ltd., and the resolutions adopted by the American Mensa Committee, as required by section III.C.1.a. of the Constitution of Mensa.
Renewing your membership
If your membership is due to expire as of March 31, expect to receive your dues renewal bill in late December or early January. If you do not receive your bill, we may not have your most current address. Of course, you're welcome to renew online at any time whether you've received your bill or not.
Additional Mensan family discounts
Memberships for additional Mensan family members are available for $47 per membership and may only be purchased in single-year increments. Additional family memberships do not include subscriptions to the Mensa Bulletin or to Local Group newsletters. Additional family members must live in the same household as a primary member and be members of the same Local Group.
Membership dues rates are as follows:
|Primary family member||$70|
|Additional family member||$47|
|Life membership||See schedule|
2016 Life Dues rates
Life Dues will be assigned based on birth date on file with the National Office. If we do not have birth date on file, we will request documentation in the form of a copy of your birth certificate, passport or driver's license.
|Current age||You pay|
Dues discounts and prorations
American Mensa does not currently offer a discounted dues program, but joining members and members who've lapsed their memberships for more than one year will receive prorated dues for their second consecutive year’s dues payment. This prorated credit also applies to three-year and five-year membership plans. The prorated amount must be used for the second consecutive year of membership; the credit is unavailable after this.
If you purchase a single-year membership ($70), your first year's dues are payable in full. A credited amount will be applied to your dues payment the following year. This prorated amount is based on the month that you join or reinstate and will be reflected on the next renewal statement that you receive.
If you have any further questions about the calculation of dues payments or about multi-year plans, please email Member Services.
Membership and taxes
American Mensa is a 501(c)(4) organization; dues are not deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. Please consult your tax advisor to determine whether any amount may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense.
The Mensa Education & Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Charitable donations to the Mensa Foundation are tax deductible and are unrelated to Mensa membership.