Ill. Admin. Code tit. 23, § 1030.90 - Academic Application Processing Fees

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 15, April 8, 2022

a) Fees

Fees are assessed in connection with applications for certificates of approval under the 1945 Act and applications for authorization to operate and authorization to grant certificates and degrees under the 1961 Act, including filing notices of intent and submitting change requests.

1) Application Fees
A) Certificate of Approval or Authorization to Operate. Only one fee shall be charged if both are sought in the same application. This is a one-time fee that does not apply to entities that have been previously approved or authorized by the Board. The fee amount is based on the type of institution and institution size as outlined in subsection (a)(2).
B) Notice of Intent . One fee shall be submitted with each filing.
C) Authorization to Grant Degrees
i) The fee is based on the type of institution, institution size, and certificate or degree level as outlined in subsection (a)(2).
ii) This fee applies to each request for authorization to grant a new certificate or degree or an additional certificate or degree in a region.
D) Change Request. The fee shall be charged for each request within a region. One submission with 10 requests shall be assessed for 10 change requests ($2,500).
E) Exemption Fee. The fee shall be charged for each request submitted to the Board.
2) Schedule of Fees
A) Illinois Not-for-Profit Institutions

Institution Size

< 1,000 students

1,000 or more students

Certificate of Approval or

Authority to Operate

$ 3,000

$ 4,000

Degree Granting Authority per Region

1,500

2,500

Certificate Approval per Region

750

750

Notice of Intent

500

500

Change Request per Region

250

250

Exemption Fee

250

250

B) Illinois Proprietary Institutions

Institution Size

< 1,000 Students

1,000 or more Students

Certificate of Approval or Authorization to Operate

$ 6,000

$ 7,000

Degree Granting Authority per Region

2,500

3,500

Certificate Approval per Region

1,000

1,000

Notice of Intent

500

500

Change Request per Region

250

250

Exemption Fee

250

250

C) Out-of-State Institutions

Institution Size

< 1,000 Students

1,000 or more Students

Certificate of Approval or Authorization to Operate

$ 7,000

$ 8,000

Degree Granting Authority per Region

3,500

4,500

Certificate Approval Region

1,750

1,750

Notice of Intent

500

500

Change Request per Region

250

250

Exemption Fee

250

250

b) Remittance
1) Fees shall be submitted as check, certified check, cashier's check or money order payable to the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
2) No refund shall be awarded for any application that requires Board approval and has been reviewed by Board staff. Applications withdrawn by the institution or returned by Board staff shall receive no refund.
3) Fees shall be submitted to:

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Academic Affairs Fee Remittance

1 North Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333

Springfield IL 62701

c) Processing
1) Applications, notices, and change requests submitted to the Board with insufficient fees shall be considered incomplete. The Board will notify the institution of the amount due. No further action shall be taken by the Board until the full amount due is submitted.
2) Applications, notices and change requests submitted to the Board with incorrect fees shall be considered incomplete. The incorrect fee amount will be returned to the institution. No further action shall be taken by the Board until the full and correct fee amount due is submitted.
3) The Board will not accept applications from institutions that have not provided the information necessary for the Board to process a previously submitted application.

Notes

Ill. Admin. Code tit. 23, § 1030.90

Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 6525, effective April 11, 2012

Amended at 42 Ill. Reg. 66, effective 12/19/2017

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