Dues and Fees
2017-2018 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||2,750||2,470|
|138 – 276||3,000||2,700|
|277 – 415||3,220||2,890|
|416 – 553||3,500||3,150|
|554 – 692||3,840||3,450|
|693 – 1,039||4,240||3,810|
|1,040 – 1,386||4,620||4,150|
|1,387 – 2,079||5,240||4,710|
|2,080 – 2,773||5,730||5,150|
|2,774 – 4,160||6,340||5,700|
|4,161 – 6,934||7,230||6,500|
|6,935 – 13,869||8,210||7,380|
|More Than 13,869||9,180||8,260|
* One FTE is equal to 900 student contact clock hours, 45 quarter credit hours, or 30 semester credit hours.
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|
|Show Cause Order||1,000|
|Focused Review Visit||750|
|Notice of Intent to Appeal||5,000|
|Reprocessing any Insufficient Application, Report, or Response||250|
|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|
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.
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.