American Sociological Association

Honors Program Costs, Transporation, & Lodging

Honors Program Fee

Once accepted, each student will be billed a $100 Honors Program fee. The billing for this fee will be sent with a letter of acceptance in March. Do not send any money with the application for the Honors Program.

This one-time Honors Program fee covers all of the following:

  • Honors Program materials and membership costs
  • Pre-registration for the ASA Annual Meeting 

Payment of the Honors Program fee is due upon receipt of the acceptance letter and should be in the form of personal check, registered check,  institutional check, or credit card and should be made out to ASA Honors Program.

*This fee will be reduced for applicants who have already paid for Annual Meeting pre-registration. Also, joining ASA as a student member should be done independently by each accepted Honors Program applicant. Please contact if you have questions.

  • Acceptance will be withdrawn automatically for any applicants who have not paid the $100 fee;
  • Applicants who are accepted but who withdraw from the program prior to July 1 will be refunded half of the fee;
  • Applicants who withdraw from the program after July 1 will forfeit 100% of the fee.

Transportation and Lodging

Who Pays?

Students are responsible for their own transportation and lodging costs to participate in the Honors Program. For help in meeting the costs of transportation and lodging, we encourage students talk to their faculty sponsor, department chair, and/or dean of the college about funds available for student travel. Many colleges and universities provide some travel support for the professional development of exceptional students who are presenting papers, receiving special honors, or participating in directed scholarly activities. Students in the ASA Honors Program most certainly fit into this category.


Honors Program students will be responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. This year's process is different than past years as ASA no longer provides a special Honors Program room block for participants. 

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