CGS is supported primarily by member dues. Dues levels are established each year by the Board of Directors and collected annually, with dues notices sent to members in July. There are nine dues categories for Regular and Associate Member institutions based on the head count of graduate students enrolled. The 2013 Regular and Associate membership dues levels are as follows:
|Graduate Student Head Count* Enrolled||
|1 - 500||$2,823||$2,537|
|501 - 1,500||$4,405||$3,897|
|1,501 - 3,000||$4,680||$4,223|
|3,001 - 5,500||$4,967||$4,460|
|5,501 - 8,000||$5,679||$4,704|
|8,001 - 10,500||$6,392||$5,412|
|10,501 - 13,000||$7,104||$6,123|
|13,001 - 15,500||$7,818||$6,834|
|15,501 and above||$8,527||$7,545|
Canadian institutions may remit dues in $CAN at par with $US.
*Head count includes all graduate students (full and part-time) with the exception of those enrolled in first-professional degree programs, i.e., denistry, law, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, podriatric medicine, divinity, veterinary medicine.
International Institutions (Universities and Colleges)
Dues are $4,000 (USD) annually
Sustaining Members and Corporate Partners
Dues are a minimum of $25,000 (USD) annually
Dues are currently $5,000 (USD) annually
Dues are currently $3,000 (USD) annually
For information on dues, please contact the Membership Coordinator.
As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. Based in Washington, DC, the organization provides its members with regular updates and analyses of legislative and regulatory proposals and policies that affect graduate education.
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