Fees

Eligibility Fees 

Programs submitting eligibility applications on April 15 or August 15 must also submit the eligibility fee to be reviewed.

Eligibility Fee:

Eligibility phase: ……………………………………$1,055 (Eligibility Invoice)

If a program chooses to remain in the eligibility phase, for up to three years, there is a continuing eligibility fee:

Eligibility Programs

  • For each year your program remains in the Eligibility process ………$510

 

Accreditation Fees

The following septennial fees are associated with the Self-Study and Accreditation Cohort Phases:

Accreditation Base Fee:

Supplementary Fees:
(Fees that a program pays in addition to the base fee if applicable. These fees do not apply to Eligibility phase)

  • Multi-campus program:…………………………………………….. add $800
    (If a program has 3 or more campuses where the degree can be earned)
  • More than one delivery modality: ………………………………….add $800
    (If students can complete the degree in more than one modality; i.e. on a physical campus and online)
  • Distance campuses outside home country:………………………add $800
    (Applies to any program operating a distance campus outside its home country)
  • Executive Education Track:…………………………………..……..add $800
    (Applies only to programs that have a distinct executive education track housed within the degree seeking accreditation. This does not apply to programs whose primary purpose is to offer executive education, or additional offerings at an institution outside the degree under accreditation review).
  • Programs based outside of the US and its territories: ………….add $1,600

Additional degree programs: 
(Each additional program at the same institution should pay one half of the base fee)

  • Add (1/2 Base fee) + Applicable Supplementary Fees
    For example: If your school has an MPA and a MPP program seeking reaccreditation, both of which are delivered in more than one modality, your program would pay for the MPA: $4680+$800=$5480; for the MPP your program would pay (1/2x$4680)+800=$3140, for a total of $8620 for both programs.

Late Fee: $315
Programs applying for Accreditation must submit their fees and accreditation materials by close of business August 15 of their Self Study Year. Any submissions after this date will result in a late fee. Submissions will not be accepted after September 1 of the Self Study Year and the program will not be eligible for review if fees/materials are not received by this date.

Site Visit Fee
The program is also expected to cover all site visit costs. Schools should plan on at least $1,500-$3,500 for site visit reimbursement costs for three people for three days, including airfare or car mileage, meals, and lodging. Costs may be incurred above and beyond this, depending on how the program approaches the visit (i.e. if the program plans a lunch for the site visit team and students). NASPAA will invoice the programs for the total actual costs incurred by their site visit team.

Annual Fees

(Fee for programs to be paid each year)

Accredited Programs

  • Programs with 100 Students or less:……………………………………… $510
  • Programs with more than 100 Students:………………………………… $715

Programs seeking Initial Accreditation

(For program remaining in the accreditation cycle for more than one year)

  • Programs with 100 Students or less: ………………………………………$510
  • Programs with more than 100 Students:………………………………… $715

Miscellaneous Fees

Appeal Fee: At Cost, Upfront Fee (Estimated $4,000)
Programs that wish to appeal their accreditation decision may do in such instances as outlined in COPRA’s Policies and Procedures. However, programs will be responsible for an upfront Appeal fee that covers the costs associated with conducting such a process, if the cost of conducting the Appeal exceeds $4000 your program will be billed for the remaining costs.

 

If a fee is likely to impose a hardship on your program, please contact the NASPAA office. COPRA has made provision for schools to pay the accreditation fee in advance, or spread over a period of years, without additional charges.

Schedule of Fees

Updated April 8, 2016