I'm definitely in support of the free apprentice on line only membership. I don't think it puts much risk for lost dues, has the potential to increase the member base, and provides more resources for the aspiring falconer. Even if you are concerned about what is appreciated or lost in terms of potential dues; the available resources to help new falconers down the right path outweighs that potential to me.

I don't see a need for a full-time student free membership. Maybe a discount, but even then NAFA isn't a large expense. Skip a night at the downtown pub and it's covered.