Frequently Asked Questions

How can I receive an invoice to submit to my department before I send a check to join or renew? 

After logging in to your online NCA account, simply proceed through the online renewal process. You will be prompted for payment at the end. Select “Bill Me,” print the invoice screen, and send the printed invoice to NCA with your payment.

Does NCA still offer paper membership forms? 

NCA no longer offers paper applications for individual membership. NCA created an easy, step-by-step online process that saves members precious time. If you are unfamiliar with using the online join/renewal system, staff in the NCA Membership Department is available to help walk you through the process. If you are uncomfortable with submitting payment online, follow the renewal process and select “Bill Me” at the end. You may then print your invoice and submit payment by mail.

How do I access the NCA journals online? 

All NCA members have online access to all current and archived issues of NCA's 11 journals. To access the journals, click on the log-in button at the top of NCA's website, and log in using your NCA member email and password. If you have forgotten your NCA password, simply click the "Forgot your Password?" link after clicking on the log-in button. Once you have logged in, select the "Read the Journals" button under the Publications tab at the top of the page. That link will take you to the NCA Online Journals Platform hosted on Taylor & Francis Online.

I have purchased a print subscription to an NCA journal. When will I receive my [first] issue?  

All journals have unique publication dates throughout the year, so it’s possible that you could receive an issue within a couple of weeks to a few months after purchasing your print subscription. Rest assured that your subscription entitles you to a full year’s worth of issues. If you feel that you missed a journal, please contact NCA’s Membership Department.

How can my Department join or renew with NCA? 

To join or renew a Department Membership, you must be the admin of the Department's account. If your account has already been designated as the Department's admin, click here to join or renew online. If you need to request administrative privileges to the Department's account, please contact the Membership Department

I received an error when attempting to join or renew. What should I do? 

Close out of all browser windows, relaunch the browser, log in to your online NCA account, and proceed through the joining or renewal process. If you continue to receive errors, contact NCA’s Membership Department.

How can I update my mailing address or other contact information online? 

It’s simple. Log in to your NCA profile and enter your new information. 

Is my membership fee refundable? 

Per NCA policy, membership may be cancelled within five (5) days of receipt of payment. If you request a refund within five (5) days of taking advantage of the member rate for the NCA Annual Convention, the refund will be applied to your non-member convention fee and an additional invoice will be sent to you for the remaining balance.

I’m interested in ordering a publication in the NCA Store. Do I need to be a member of NCA to purchase any of these resources?  

You do not need to be a member, but you do need to create an online account with NCA. 

How long does a membership with NCA last?

Regular, Student and Department memberships last 365 days. For renewing members, your latest renewal will not begin until your previous membership year expires. You will not lose any days of membership if you renew early.

How do I add an interest group or caucus after I have already renewed my membership? 

Please contact the NCA Membership Department for assistance.

How much do individual memberships cost? 

Individual dues range from $65 to $325, based on self-reported income in the following ranges: 

Tier  Income (Self-Reported) One-Year Membership Two-Year Membership with 10% Discount Three-Year Membership with 15% Discount
1 $24,999 and below $65 $115 $165
2 $25,000 - $39,999 $135 $230 $340
3 $40,000 - $59,999 $155 $270 $395
4 $60,000 - $79,999 $175 $310 $450
5 $80,000 - $99,999 $195 $345 $505
6 $100,000 - $119,999 $220 $395 $560
7 $120,000 - $139,999 $240 $435 $615
8 $140,000 - $159,999 $265 $470 $670
9 $160,000 - $179,999 $285 $510 $725
10 $180,000 - $199,999 $306 $550 $780
11 $200,000 and up $325 $590 $830