YMCA membership fees vary throughout the United States and in most cases a one-off joining fee is also payable. Discounts and payment options also vary in different parts of the country.
Membership fees are based on an individual's age or the number of family members. Adult fees vary widely depending on the location; as of 2015 monthly fees average between $42 and $97. There are various discounts available in different locations for children, families, students, seniors and military personnel. The YMCA aims to make its services available to everyone and may offer financial assistance to help pay part of the monthly fees.