GA-SARA Application Process. Please choose one of the options listed below:

  • Renewal Application Process

    Institution Approval will require the completion and submission of the following forms to GA-SARA:

    NC-SARA’s Institutional Renewal Application (The application must be completed in its original form and with required original initials and signature of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or the Chief Academic Officer (CAO). Items 1 – 14 on the application may be initialed by the CEO or CAO. Alterations or substitutions will not be accepted.)

    • Supporting Documentation (required for all institutions)

      Several items of supporting documentation are required as part of the renewal application:

      • documentation of legal domicile in Georgia
      • accreditation by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education
      • documentation of written notification to students relative to programming that leads to professional licensure (see application item #10)
      • student complaint process
      • catastrophic event policies
      • GA-SARA fees (see below)
      • Additional Supporting Documentation required for non-public institutions: 
        • federal financial responsibility score
        • bond or letter of credit

    Fees

    Institutions are required to pay a fee to participate in SARA.  This annual fee is based on an institution’s total full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment as shown in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and is assessed as follows:

    GA-SARA has established the following fee structure for participating Georgia institutions:

    GA-SARA annual fee schedule

    • Note: Check or money order made payable to NPEC with memo notation "for: GA-SARA" 

     

    FTE Students Fee
    Fewer than 2,500 $1,000
    2,500 – 9,999 $1,500
    10,000 or more $2,000

    For institutions with an expiration date of June 30, 2020 or earlier. 

     

    FTE Students Fee
    Fewer than 2,500 $1,250
    2,500 – 9,999 $2,000
    10,000 or more $2,750

    Effective for institutions with an expiration date of July 1, 2020 or later.

     

     

    NC-SARA has established the following fee structure for participating institutions:

    NC-SARA annual fee schedule

    FTE Students Fee
    Fewer than 2,500 $2,000
    2,500 – 9,999 $4,000
    10,000 or more $6,000

     

    Mail application with supporting documents and the GA-SARA Fee to the address below.

    Contact GA-SARA

    GA-SARA

    C/O NPEC

    2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220

    Tucker, Georgia 30084

  • Initial Application Process

    Institution Approval will require the completion and submission of the following forms to GA-SARA:

    NC-SARA’s Initial Institutional Application (The application must be completed in its original form and with required original initials and signature of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or the Chief Academic Officer (CAO). Items 1 – 14 on the application may be initialed by the CEO or CAO. Alterations or substitutions will not be accepted.)

    • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

      Institutions that are not part of the University System of Georgia or the Technical College System of Georgia must complete and submit the Memorandum of Understanding for participation in GA-SARA as part of their application. Pages 1-7 need to be completed. The entire document must be submitted.

    • Supporting Documentation (required for all institutions)

      Several items of supporting documentation are required as part of the application:

    • documentation of legal domicile in Georgia
    • accreditation by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education
    • documentation of written notification to students relative to programming that leads to professional licensure (see application item #10)
    • student complaint process
    • catastrophic event policies (as applies to Distance Education lost access, possible teach outs, etc.)
    • GA-SARA fees (see below)
    • Additional Supporting Documentation required for private institutions: 
      • federal financial responsibility score
      • bond or letter of credit (if required, see Georgia Supplemental Page)

    Fees

    Institutions are required to pay a fee to participate in SARA.  This annual fee is based on an institution’s total full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment as shown in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and is assessed as follows:

    GA-SARA has established the following fee structure for participating Georgia institutions: 

    GA-SARA annual fee schedule     

    • Note: Check or money order made payable to NPEC with memo notation "for: GA-SARA"

    All fees paid to GA-SARA are non-refundable.

    FTE Students Fee
    Fewer than 2,500 $1,000
    2,500 – 9,999 $1,500
    10,000 or more $2,000

     

    NC-SARA has established the following fee structure for participating institutions:

    NC-SARA annual fee Schedule

    FTE Students Fee
    Fewer than 2,500 $2,000
    2,500 – 9,999 $4,000
    10,000 or more  $6,000

     

    Mail application with supporting documents and the GA-SARA Fee to the address below.

    Contact GA-SARA

    GA-SARA

    C/O NPEC

    2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220

    Tucker, Georgia 30084