Initial Authorization Application Fees

A. Application Evaluation Fee

This fee is assessed to cover the evaluation of an application for authorization of an institution seeking initial authorization. This fee must be made in advance of the review of the application and made payable to GNPEC.

Nondegree-granting institution $1,000
Associate degree-granting institution $2,000
Bachelor degree-granting institution $3,000
Master/Specialist degree-granting institution $4,000
Doctorate degree-granting institution $5,000

B. Authorization Fee

The fee is assessed annually to institutions as part of the application for authorization and must be made payable to GNPEC.

This Authorization Fee is calculated based on 2/10 of one percent of tuition and fees after refunds. In the Initial Authorization Application, this is based on projected tuition and fees. For campuses located in Georgia this figure will be based on tuition and fees for the campus. For campuses located outside of Georgia, this figure will be based on tuition and fees associated with Georgia students only.

Nondegree-granting institutions:
Minimum annual fee $500
Maximum annual fee $25,000
 Degree-granting institutions:
Minimum annual fee $1,000
Maximum annual fee $25,000

C. Tuition Guaranty Trust Fund (TGTF) Fee

This fee is assessed to offer a financial safety net for students in the case of a school closing.

The TGTF Fee is calculated based on 1/10 of one percent of estimated gross tuition after refunds of tuition and fees. In the Initial Authorization Application, this is based on projected tuition and fees. For campuses located in Georgia this figure will be based on tuition and fees for the campus. For campuses located outside of Georgia, this figure will be based on tuition and fees associated with Georgia students only. Payment must be made by every school for the first 5 years of operation and must be made payable to TGTF.

Degree and Non-Degree Granting Institutions:
Minimum annual fee $100
No maximum annual fee

The Annual Authorization and TGTF fees are automatically calculated in the Edvera application based on the tuition figures inputted into the tuition information fields.