Dues & Fees

Dues

Effective September 1, 2022

Fiscal Year 2023 NWCCU Annual Dues

For Fiscal Year 2023, NWCCU is implementing the new dues model approved in 2019 by the Board of Commissioners.

NWCCU utilizes financial information on E&G expenditures plus auxiliary services provided by US institutions or audited financial information provided by Canadian institutions in the institutional Annual Report as the basis of the annual dues.

Please note that invoices not paid within 60 days of the date of invoice are subject to a 1% monthly late fee.

Definition of Educational and General Expenditures for Determining Annual Institutional Dues

 

E&G Exp. + Auxiliary

2022-2023

Under $10M $5,250 
$10 – 20M $10,500 
$20 – 30M $14,700 
$30 – 50M $17,850 
$50 – 100M $19,950 
$100 – 200M $22,050 
$200 – 500M $24,150 
$500 – 1,000M $27,300 
Over $1,000M $31,500 

 

Fees

Application, Evaluation, and Liaison Site Visit Fees:

Fees for Year Seven Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness

Institutions to undergo Year Seven Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness will be evaluated by a team of peer evaluators and will be accompanied by an NWCCU Staff Liaison. Please see table below for schedule of evaluation visit fees for domestic and international institutions. Institutions will be billed and must pay the evaluation fees in advance of the evaluation visit.

Fees for Year Six Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review

For Year Six Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review (PRFR), institutions will undergo a virtual evaluation by a team of peer evaluators with background in areas such as policies, regulations, finance, student support services, human resources, library, information systems and technology, and infrastructure. Please see table below for schedule of PRFR evaluation fees for domestic and international institutions. Institutions will be billed and must pay the evaluation fees in advance of the evaluation of the Year Six PRFR report.

Fees for Mid-Cycle Review and Ad Hoc, Special, and Financial Resources Review Visits

Institutions that undergo Mid-Cycle Review or Ad Hoc, Special, and Financial Resources Review (FRR) Visits will be evaluated by a team of peer evaluators. Please see table below for schedule of evaluation visit fees for domestic and international institutions. Institutions will be billed and must pay the evaluation fees in advance of the evaluation visit.

NWCCU Schedule of Fees
(Effective September 1, 2022)

  • All fees due in advance
  • Institution is responsible for any transaction fees for bill payment

 

Fees for North American Institutions (US $)

Fees for International Institutions (US $)

Eligibility Review

Application Inquiry

$1,000

$1,000

Application for Candidate for Accreditation

  • Requires site visit by NWCCU Liaison

$7,500 plus $2,000 for travel by NWCCU Staff Liaison

Note: A surcharge will be assessed to cover potential additional costs for travel to institutions outside the traditional NWCCU region

$7,500 plus $2,000 for travel by NWCCU Staff Liaison

Note: A surcharge will be assessed to cover potential additional costs for travel to international institutions

Application for Sponsored or Stewarded Candidate for Accreditation

  • Applicant pays fees
  • Requires site visit by NWCCU Liaison

$7,500 plus $2,000 for travel by NWCCU Staff Liaison

Note: A surcharge will be assessed to cover potential additional costs for travel to institutions outside the traditional NWCCU region

$7,500 plus $2,000 for travel by NWCCU Staff Liaison

Note: A surcharge will be assessed to cover potential additional costs for travel to international institutions

Initial Candidacy Campus Visit by Peer Evaluators and NWCCU Liaison

Note: Branch campus and additional locations, including international locations, to be visited will have additional charges; contact NWCCU Liaison

$2,500 plus $2,000 for travel for each evaluator

$2,500 for NWCCU Liaison plus $2,000 for travel

Note: A surcharge will be assessed to cover potential additional costs for travel by evaluators and NWCCU Staff Liaison to institutions outside the traditional NWCCU region

$5,000 plus $2,000 for travel for each evaluator

$5,000 for NWCCU Liaison plus $2,000 for travel

Note: A surcharge will be assessed to cover potential additional costs for travel to international institutions

Interim Candidacy Campus Visit by Peer Evaluators and NWCCU Liaison (One or More Visits)

Note: Branch campus and additional locations, including international locations, to be visited will have additional charges; contact NWCCU Liaison

$2,500 plus $2,000 for travel for each evaluator

$2,500 for NWCCU Staff Liaison plus $2,000 for travel

Note: A surcharge will be assessed to cover potential additional costs for travel by evaluators and NWCCU Staff Liaison to institutions outside the traditional NWCCU region

$5,000 plus $2,000 for travel for each evaluator

$5,000 for NWCCU Staff Liaison plus $2,000

Note: A surcharge will be assessed to cover potential additional costs for travel to international institutions

Initial Accreditation Campus Visit by Peer Evaluators and NWCCU Liaison

Note: Branch campus and additional locations to be visited will have additional charges; contact NWCCU Liaison

$2,500 plus $2,000 for travel for each evaluator

$2,500 for NWCCU Staff Liaison plus $2,000 for travel

Note: A surcharge will be assessed to cover potential additional costs for travel by evaluators and NWCCU Staff Liaison to institutions outside the traditional NWCCU region

$5,000 plus $2,000 for travel for each evaluator

$5,000 for NWCCU Staff Liaison plus $2,000

Note: A surcharge will be assessed to cover potential additional costs for travel to international institutions

Evaluation Visits (Year Seven Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness)

Member Campus Visit by Peer Evaluators

Note: Branch campus and additional locations, including international locations, to be visited will have additional charges; contact NWCCU Liaison

$2,500 plus $2,000 for travel for each evaluator

$2,500 for NWCCU Staff Liaison plus $2,000 for travel

Note: A surcharge will be assessed to cover potential additional costs for travel by evaluators and NWCCU Staff Liaison to institutions outside the traditional NWCCU region

$5,000 plus $2,000 for travel for each evaluator

$5,000 for NWCCU Staff Liaison plus $2,000

Note: A surcharge will be assessed to cover potential additional costs for travel to international institutions

Evaluation Visits (Mid-Cycle; Ad-hoc and Special)

Member Campus Visit by Peer Evaluators

Note: Branch campus and additional locations, including international locations, to be visited will have additional charges; contact NWCCU Liaison

$2,500 plus $2,000 for travel for each evaluator

Note: A surcharge will be assessed to cover potential additional costs for travel to institutions outside the traditional NWCCU region

$5,000 plus $2,000 for travel for each evaluator

Note: A surcharge will be assessed to cover potential additional costs for travel to international institutions

Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review*

Member Year Six PRFR Evaluation

$500

$500

NWCCU Liaison Visits

Candidate and Member Campus Visit by NWCCU Liaison

$4,500

Includes $2,500 visit fees and $2,000 to cover travel

$5,000 plus actual travel cost

Reports

Special Reports Without Visit, including Financial Resources Review

$500

$500

 

Substantive Change Fees:

Substantive Changes 

No fee

(Minor Change)

Adding courses or academic program(s), including Title IV-eligible certificate programs not related to existing degree program(s), that do not represent a significant departure (25% difference in program core) from program(s) previously approved

Review Level: Notification


Suspending, terminating, or placing into moratorium, existing academic program or major(s) of 30 semester or 45 quarter credits or more in length (within approved degree level)

Review Level: Notification


Closing or suspending for more than one semester or two quarters of an existing additional location or a branch campus

Review Level: Notification


Combining two programs to create a new program and where the two programs have been previously approved

Review Level: Notification

$1000

(Minor Change)

Adding courses or academic program(s), including Title IV-eligible certificate programs not related to existing degree program(s), that represent a significant departure (25% difference in program core) from program(s) previously approved

Review Level: Staff


Initiating or expanding  distance education delivery where 50% or more of the courses or credits in an academic program are provided using distance delivery (First three programs only)

Review Level: Staff


Substantially increasing the number of clock or credit hours awarded for successful completion of a program (more than 25% of total program credits or clock hours)

Review Level: Staff


Establishing an additional location where 50% or more of program requirements can be earned via face-to-face instructional delivery

Review Level: Staff

  $1500

(Major Change)

Dual Degree Program
Entering into a consortial agreement under which an institution accredited by an accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education provides a significant portion of the academic program
a. 24% or less of the credits in a degree or certificate program delivered by the consortial partner(s)

b. 25-50% of one or more of the institution’s educational programs provided by the consortium or other accredited institution

c. More than 50% of one or more of the institution’s educational programs provided by the consortium or other accredited institution

Review Level:

a. No requirement
b. Notification (no fee)
c. Staff


Initiating or expanding Competency-Based Education (CBE) delivery where 50% or more of the courses or credits in an academic program are provided using competency-based or direct assessment learning. (First three programs: 1st program Panel Review; 2nd and 3rd programs Staff Review)

Review Level: Panel or Staff


Joint Degree Program
Entering into a contract under which an institution or organization not certified to participate in Title IV offers more than 25 percent of one or more of an accredited Title IV-eligible institution’s educational programs

Review Level: Panel


Establishing an additional location at either an international location or location outside the institution’s region where 50% or more of the program requirement can be earned via face-to-face instructional delivery (First three locations only)

Review Level: Panel


Establishing a new branch campus, including one established or acquired in order to provide for teach-out from another institution

Review Level: Panel


Changing from clock to credit hours or vice versa

Review Level: Staff


Adding the first academic program at a degree or credential level not previously included in the institution’s accreditation by NWCCU (2nd and 3rd programs at the new degree level or credential are reviewed by Staff)

Review Level: Panel or Staff


Substantially changing institutional mission or objectives

Review Level: Panel, Executive Committee, or Commission

$10,000

(Major Change)

Changing legal status, form of control, or ownership

Review Level: Panel, Executive Committee, or Commission

$20,000

(Major Change)

Acquiring or merging with another institution or any program or location of another institution

Review Level: Panel, Executive Committee, or Commission

Expedited Processing  
 $1000 Expedite via staff review (2 week processing)
 $2000

Expedite via Panel review (12 week processing)

The Commission is committed to analyzing the substantive change fee structure every year and revising only as needed.

Invoices not paid within 60 days of the date of invoice are subject to a 1% monthly late fee.