The base IEEE membership dues for 2012 will be US $138, an inflation-based $2 increase. But for the fifth straight year, regional assessments charged to members for local activities will not change. For U.S. members, an additional assessment for IEEE-USA and ABET, the accrediting body in the United States for academic programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology, will be $43, an increase of $1.
Dues for student and graduate student members will not change. The fee for society affiliates, which is set at half the base IEEE dues, increases to $69. Affiliates, who can belong to one or more IEEE societies but are not IEEE members, pay that fee for each IEEE society they join plus the membership dues charged by the society.