States may offer an Affiliated Fee Program and /or Traditional Dues structure based upon their individual needs
No Affiliated fee or dues should be collected from individual students in programs participating in the Affiliation Fee program. Alternative funding sources must be used to pay affiliation fee so all agricultural education students have opportunities in FFA as a part of the three circle model.
For a chapter to participate in the Affiliation Fee Program at the national level, a state affiliation program structure must be in place and utilized.
Program affiliation fees are for 1 year (September 1 - August 31). SC FFA FEE SCHEDULE
States must declare those chapters to be affiliated by an October 30 th cut-off unless prior authorization is obtain by the National FFA. This is to ensure correct invoicing is completed, and other possible issues may be resolved.
Affiliation roster(s) will be submitted per chartered FFA chapter with required information including but not limited to address, gender, etc. This information will be gathered in accordance with current state FFA membership processes.
The Affiliation roster will include unduplicated individual names and addresses of the following:
- All secondary school students enrolled in all agricultural education classes and/or eligible for active FFA membership.
- All graduated students wishing to continue active FFA membership.
- All middle school students that choose to be active FFA members or are required by state determination.
- Determination of Affiliation Program Fee
First Year For the first year , the program affiliation fee is determined by total Ag Ed enrollment on April 1st of membership year and invoicing for first year will be completed by April 15th The first year fee structure will be determined by totaling the following:
- Secondary agriculture education student enrollment
- Middle school students and other students eligible for active FFA membership within the chapter and or state requirements
- All graduated students continuing active FFA membership.
Continuing Participation Subsequent program affiliation fee pricing will be based on total end of year enrollment determined on August 31.
April 1st total Ag Ed enrollment from roster(s) received = 100 Invoice will be created and determined by April 15 th Additional 10 members received between April 2nd and August 30th Invoice for following year will be based on 110 student members
Stand-alone CHARTERED middle school FFA chapters may choose to affiliate and submit a roster based on true agricultural education enrollment, foregoing those exploratory students not directly involved in FFA program of activities.
State and National will not request payment of membership dues from any student who moves from an affiliated program to a non-affiliated chapter. Once a roster is received and membership is established, student will remain a member for entire membership year with the same membership number.
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