Dues and Fees

Institutional Accreditation

2013-2014 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 $2,590 $1,550
138 – 276 2,820 1,690
277 – 415 3,030 1,820
416 – 553 3,290 1,970
554 – 692 3,620 2,170
693 – 1,039 3,990 2,340
1,040 – 1,386 4,340 2,600
1,387 – 2,079 4,930 2,960
2,080 – 2,773 5,390 3,230
2,774 – 4,160 5,970 3,580
4,161 – 6,934 6,820 4,090
6,935 – 13,869 7,740 4,640
More Than 13,869 8,660 5,200

* 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 or Alternate Procedure for Acquiring Initial Accreditation $1,500
Non-Public Institution Candidate Team Visit Deposit $2,000
Warning Status 250
Probation Status 250
Show Cause Order 250
Focused Review Visit 500
Notice of Intent to Appeal 2,500
Reprocessing any Insufficient Application, Report, or Response 250
Initial Accreditation 1,000
Renewal of Accreditation 1,000
Substantive Change Team Visit Deposit 2,000
Private Institution Accreditation Team Visit Deposit 4,000
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.

Programmatic Accreditation

Dues

Accredited programs will pay annual dues payable July 1st based on full-time equivalent
(FTE) enrollment of all accredited programs as defined by the Commission according to
the schedule below.

FTE Public and Non-Public Institutions and Job Corps Centers
1 – 137 $1,270
138 – 276 1,380
277 – 415 1,485
416 – 553 1,610
554 – 692 1,775
693 – 1,039 1,955
1,040 – 1,386 2,125
1,387 – 2,079 2,415
2,080 – 2,773 2,640
2,774 – 4,160 2,925
4,161 – 6,934 3,340
6,935 – 13,869 3,795
More Than 13,869 4,245

* 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.

Application for Initial Accreditation (per institution) 750
Warning Status 250
Probation Status 250
Show Cause Order 250
Focused Review Visit 500
Notice of Intent to Appeal 2,500
Reprocessing any Insufficient Application, Report, or Response 250
Renewal of Accreditation (per institution) 750