Version 3.0 (February 2022)
1.0 Membership Fees
1.1 REN-ISAC financial principles are described in the Charter.
1.2 To provide for long-term sustainability and to support growth of services and membership, a modest annual membership fee is charged. The fee is per institution, regardless of the number of member representatives. The scope of "institution" when applied to multi-campus systems is described in section 3.2 of the Membership Terms and Conditions.
1.3 For colleges and universities in the United States, fees are calculated according to a modified Carnegie Classification (CC) model, based on the CC Basic2015 of U.S. colleges and universities. The 30+ CC classes are mapped to 4 REN-ISAC classes using Table A below.
Table A. Fee Assessment for Colleges / Universities in the United States
|Carnegie Classification (BASIC 2015)||REN-ISAC Membership Fee (Annual)|
|Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity||$3,000|
|Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity||$2,625|
|Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs||$1,700|
|All Other Carnegie Classifications||$1,375|
Colleges and universities outside the United States are assessed based on student enrollment (full, part-time, and graduate combined), using Table B below.
Table B. Fee Assessment for Colleges / Universities in the Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and UK
|Enrollment Range||Description||REN-ISAC Membership Fee (Annual)|
|25,001 or more||Very High Enrollment||$3,000|
|10,001 to 25,000||High Enrollment||$2,625|
|2,501 to 10,000||Medium Enrollment||$1,700|
|1 to 2,500||Small Enrollment||$1,375|
All other institutions are assessed according to the primary activity in which those institutions are engaged, using table C.
Table C. Fee Assessment for Non-Degree-Granting Institutions
|Primary Activity||REN-ISAC Membership Fee (Annual)|
|Medical Centers / Teaching Hospitals||$2,625|
|Research & Education Networks, Research Centers, University Administration/Governance and Departments||$1,700|
* In most cases, each institution in the consortium is assessed a membership fee
1.4 Annually, billing for the coming FY occurs in May, with payment due by August 1.
1.5 New members receive pro-rated invoices for the FY in which they join.
1.6 The fees will be re-evaluated each year, and communicated to members no later than September 30.