Exclusive SAE Student Member Benefits

  • Student Member Textbook Stipend – Apply for $600.00 USD towards your textbooks. Learn more and apply here.
  • Free Access to two issues of the SAE Journal of Transportation Safety
  • SAE SmartBrief – Newsletter containing the latest mobility industry updates from vetted and verified media and web sources.
  • Digital Membership Cards. Learn more under the Membership FAQs.
  • One free year of professional membership: Once you graduate from university and become a Member Graduate, as part of your student benefits, you’ll receive one free year of professional membership. Plus, you’ll also receive special discounted rates for the next three years.
  • Four on-demand professional development courses free* to student members only:
  • SAE Chapters: Serve as a student office, which is a great way to show industry leadership on your resume. Plus receive a $5 reimbursement from SAE for every chapter member.
  • Industrial Lecture Program: Bring industry speakers to your school to learn about real-world engineering solutions for FREE once you form a chapter.
  • SAE Connexion+: An online global community just for our members, you can join technical discussions, special activities like Subject Matter Expert Technical Discussions, keep up with the latest member benefits/manage your membership, and more.
  • Mentor Program: Enroll as a mentee or mentor in this online program and get matched based on your interests.

  • SAE Magazines: Receive a free subscription to MOMENTUM, SAE's student magazine, and then choose a FREE digital subscription to one SAE’s three industry magazines, plus opt into a digital subscription to Autonomous Vehicle Engineering.
  • Update: A members-only online newsletter that provides you with the latest news happening within the SAE International community.
  • Writing opportunities in MOMENTUM: Write for the SAE Student Member magazine, MOMENTUM, and get paid 25 cents/word. Simply send an email to expressing your interest.
  • Awards and Recognition: SAE International offers a series of awards to promote the education of engineering students, recognize outstanding SAE Collegiate Chapters, and support the development of Formula SAE vehicles.
  • SAE Career Center: Members get seven days advance notice of new industry jobs and internships before anyone else. 
  • Discounts on SAE products and services: books, technical papers, standards, professional development tools, and SAE-owned conferences (student members attend WCX FOR FREE).
  • SAE Collegiate Design Series™:  Design, build, and test the performance of a real vehicle, and then compete with other students from around the globe.

*To register for the five free on-demand professional development courses please contact Customer Service at

SAE Partner Program Discounts

SAE also provides Members-only exclusive benefits on business services, insurance, and personal benefits. These programs can easily save you more than the cost of your annual dues and they return royalties to help support SAE development and educational programs.