There are times when members may need relief from their annual dues assessment due to natural disaster, illness, physical impairment, other health emergencies or another reason that affects their ability to practice. The ASTRO Board of Directors recognizes that these challenges can arise and has, therefore, enacted a financial hardship policy to help members maintain their membership when practice may not be possible. In the event a member is unable to practice, the member may petition ASTRO to have his or her dues waived for one year by completing the Dues Waiver Request Form. Completed forms will be submitted to ASTRO's Membership Department. Decisions regarding dues waivers for natural disasters and other special situations fall within the purview of the ASTRO Membership Committee. The Committee will review and evaluate petitions on a case-by-case basis and will report decisions to the ASTRO Board of Directors. If approved, the member will maintain his or her membership status, membership type and associated benefits during that year.
ASTRO membership dues are billed annually on a calendar year basis.
Any Active, Associate, Affiliate or International Member who remains delinquent in the payment of current dues four (4) months after the official billing shall automatically cease to be a member of the Society. Any Corporate Member who remains delinquent in the payment of current dues for more than ninety (90) days shall cease to be a Corporate Member of the Society. Delinquent members may be reinstated by the Board of Directors, but not unless all indebtedness to the Society is liquidated. The Board may establish a reinstatement fee or fees to be charged to former members whose membership has been terminated for non-payment of dues. Such a reinstatement fee or fees shall be required to re-establish the membership of lapsed members.