Massachusetts SARA Fee Schedule and Payment Information

Effective March 6, 2018
Institution's total full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment as reported in the Federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems (IPEDS) Total Annual Fee
Community Colleges $0
Under 2,500 FTE $3,000
2,500-9,999 FTE $6,000
10,000-19,999 FTE $9,000
20,000 or more FTE $12,000

Massachusetts institutions wishing to join SARA should take note of the above fee schedule. The SARA fee due to the DHE is in addition to the fee to be paid to NC-SARA. In order for the DHE to review a Massachusetts institution's application to operate under SARA, the Massachusetts DHE SARA Fee must be paid first. For Massachusetts institutions applying to join SARA, a check should be made payable to “Commonwealth of Massachusetts” and should be mailed with “Massachusetts SARA Application Fee” in the memo line to:

Massachusetts SARA Fee Payment Mailing Address

US Mail Overnight/Courier Payments (e.g. FedEx, UPS, etc.) ONLY
Commonwealth of Massachusetts DHE
P. O. Box 419752
Boston, MA  02241-9752
Bank of America Lockbox Services
Commonwealth of Massachusetts DHE 419752
MA5-527-02-07
2 Morrissey Blvd.
Dorchester, MA 02125

After the DHE has approved a Massachusetts institution to operate under SARA, the institution will receive instructions for the separate payment to NC-SARA.

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