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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 40. State Council Of Higher Education For Virginia
Chapter 31. Regulations Governing Certification of Certain Institutions to Confer Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates
5/6/2021

8VAC40-31-260. Fees.

A. All fees collected by council staff will be deposited in the State Treasury.

B. All fees are nonrefundable with the exception of withdrawal of an application in which case all fees will be refunded minus a nonrefundable administrative fee noted in subsection D of this section.

C. Fees must be paid with a company check and made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia.

D. The annual fee is based on the annual gross tuition received by each administrative branch of institutions certified to operate in Virginia. For out-of-state institutions certified to operate in Virginia, annual gross tuition means income generated from students enrolled at Virginia locations. The flat fee schedule is as follows:

New school orientation session, per person

$150

Initial fee for all new institutions of higher education

$6,000

Initial fee for all new career-technical schools

$2,500

Annual fee for all unaccredited institutions of higher education

$6,000

Renewal fee for all postsecondary schools with an annual gross tuition collected less than $50,000, as recorded on most recent financial statement

$250

Renewal fee for all postsecondary schools with an annual gross tuition collected greater than or equal to $50,000 but less than $100,000, as recorded on most recent financial statement

$1,000

Renewal fee for all postsecondary schools with an annual gross tuition collected greater than or equal to $100,000 but less than $500,000, as recorded on most recent financial statement

$2,500

Renewal fee for all postsecondary schools with an annual gross tuition collected greater than or equal to $500,000 but less than $1,000,000, as recorded on most recent financial statement

$4,000

Renewal fee for all postsecondary schools with an annual gross tuition collected greater than or equal to $1,000,000, as recorded on most recent financial statement

$5,000

Returned check fee

$35

Initial or renewed exemption application/request for name acknowledgement/agent registration

$300

Nonrefundable administrative fee (withdrawal of application)

$500 career-technical, $1000 institutions of higher education

Request duplicate certificate to operate due to school name or address change

$100

Request duplicate agent permit, to replace lost/stolen/misplaced permit

$100

Application fee for each additional site

$100

Application fee for each additional program or modification to an existing program

$100

E. A school that submits a payment that is returned for any reason must resubmit the required payment, any applicable late fee, and the assessed returned check fee of $35 via a money order or certified bank check only.

Statutory Authority

§§ 23-9.6:1 and 23-276.3 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 23, eff. August 24, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 8, eff. February 3, 2014; Volume 32, Issue 17, eff. June 3, 2016.

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