Tiger PlazaThank you for inquiring about the life membership option. Life membership is a permanent membership designed to provide continuous benefits and special options to life members.

As a life member, you will receive a lapel pin, window decal and four-color art-print certificate to display your lifetime commitment to MU. These items celebrate your completed life membership payment.

For life, you are entitled to all benefits provided to MAA members. These include a subscription to MIZZOU magazine, annual calendar, special life member gifts, discounts at alumni events and much more! With your membership card, you'll get discounts from a growing number of Mid-Missouri and national businesses.

The cost of standard life membership is $1,000 for individual accounts and $1,500 for couples.

Based on the advice of our counsel, we believe that 75 percent of your life membership dues are deductible for federal income tax purposes. You should, however, consult your personal tax adviser before claiming the deduction.

Special Loyalty Offer:
If you have been an annual member of the association for five years or more, you can take advantage of a special discounted rate on the cost of life membership. The rate is $800 for an individual or $1,200 for a dual membership. If you qualify, select the "Loyalty Discount Rate" option on your application form.

Payment Plans:
Members may select from three payment options for life membership.*

1:  You may pay for your membership in full through a lump-sum payment.

2:  A four-year installment plan is also available. With the four-year plan, a member pays 1/4 of the cost of life membership when the application is submitted and will receive three additional annual invoices for 1/4 the cost each year (annual installment bills are due each year corresponding with the month of your first payment).

3:  Easy Life is our newest payment option and is a one-year monthly payment plan. With this plan you authorize MAA to bill your credit card each month for 12 consecutive payments. Each month your card will be billed 1/12 the cost of the membership.

Thank you for your continued support of MU and the Mizzou Alumni Association.

Please contact Christy Pourney, Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Membership, at pourneyc@missouri.edu if you have questions about our life membership options or if you prefer to apply by mail. We look forward to having you join us for life!

Life member form
(Lump-sum or annual installment plans. Can be used for new or already existing life memberships)

Easy Life payment plan
(use if you prefer 12 consecutive monthly payments to pay off your membership dues)

Senior (65+) life member form
(*use if you are age 65 or older - there is a discounted rate of $500 individual / $750
for dual memberships for alumni and friends age 65+. This option must be paid as
a lump-sum)

Payroll Deduction
MU faculty/staff can use payroll deduction to purchase a life membership.

Student Life (New!) 
Current MU students qualify for a special rate of $500 (lump sum or 12 monthly credit card installments)

Read why other Mizzou alumni upgraded to life membership.

Already a life member?  Post your life testimonial today and share your pride in MU (stories will be posted on the life testimonial page).