Dues and Fees

Institutional Accreditation

2015-2016 Dues for Candidate and Accredited Institutions

Annual Dues – Each candidate or accredited institution shall pay annual dues based on enrollment (Full-Time Equivalent or FTE) according to the applicable schedule below.

*FTE Public and Non-Public Institutions and Job Corps Centers Federal Institutions
1 – 137 $2,640 $1,850
138 – 276 2,880 2,020
277 – 415 3,090 2,160
416 – 553 3,360 2,350
554 – 692 3,690 2,580
693 – 1,039 4,070 2,850
1,040 – 1,386 4,430 3,100
1,387 – 2,079 5,030 3,520
2,080 – 2,773 5,500 3,850
2,774 – 4,160 6,090 4,260
4,161 – 6,934 6,950 4,870
6,935 – 13,869 7,890 5,520
More Than 13,869 8,830 6,180

* One FTE is equal to 900 student contact clock hours, 45 quarter credit hours, or 30 semester credit hours.

Fees

Fees shall be assessed according to the schedule below. All fees shall be non-refundable. Other fees apply to substantive changes (see latest edition of the Handbook).

Application for Candidate for Accreditation $1,500
Non-Public Institution Candidate Team Visit Deposit $3,000
Warning Status 500
Probation Status 750
Show Cause Order 1,000
Focused Review Visit 750
Notice of Intent to Appeal 5,000
Reprocessing any Insufficient Application, Report, or Response 250
Initial Accreditation 1,000
Renewal of Accreditation 1,000
Non-Public Substantive Change Team Visit Deposit 3,000
Non-Public Institution Accreditation Team Visit Deposit 5,000
Third-party Audit Review (see Policies and Rules of the Commission) 1,500

Deposits

The Council requires deposits for certain substantive changes, accreditation team visits, and appeal board hearings. Unused funds on deposit for those activities will be applied toward any outstanding debt an institution owes the Council.

Payments

The Council requires payment of all dues, fees, penalties, deposits, and team visit charges to be made by check only. (Payment by credit card is not accepted at this time.) Checks must be made payable to the Council on Occupational Education and must refer to a specific invoice number or application.