Rates and Fees (707.1.5)
No additional fee to mail at a preferred Periodicals rate.
Rates include addressed piece charge, pound rates (advertising and nonadvertising), and applicable discounts; factors include place of mailing, destination, presort, etc.
The Preferred rate discount applies to outside-county postage, excluding the postage for advertising pounds for Nonprofit and Classroom rate publications; In-County rates apply to all eligible in-county copies (707.11.3).
Eligibility Standards (707.10, 707.11)
See Quick Service Guide 707a for basic eligibility standards.
Application form required (707.5.1).
Nonprofit standards: the publication must be issued by and in the interest of a religious, educational, scientific, philanthropic, agricultural, labor, veterans', or fraternal organization not organized for profit and none of whose net income benefits a private stockholder or individual (707.10).
Also generally eligible (regardless of the nonprofit status of the publishing organization) are:
Classroom: publication must be designed for educational, religious, or scientific use in school classrooms or religious instruction classes.
Science-of-Agriculture: rates apply to outside-county copies of an authorized Periodicals publication mailed by a publisher or news agent when the total copies furnished during any 12-month period to subscribers residing in rural areas are at least 70% of the total number of copies distributed by any means for any purpose.
Postage statement: Form 3541, Periodicals One Issue or One Edition, or approved facsimile.
Advance deposit account(s) at original and each additional entry post office, unless authorized under Centralized Postage Payment (CPP) (707.16.5).
For the specific DMM standards applicable to this category of mail, consult the DMM sections referenced above and the general sections within each DMM module.