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How To Submit Data to the 2020 Cycle

Important Notes about your data submission:

  • We will only accept submissions through the web portal.
  • The 2020 Data Submission Deadline is January 31, 2021.
  • You will have the ability to enter your data by inputting data on individual program pages or uploading a flat file (Excel fixed column file) into the web portal.
  • Remember to review each program’s data submission and red flag report to check for errors before submitting your institution’s data.
  • Please contact us with any questions at 302-831-7460 or

Step 1. Register for the current study cycle

Step 2. Log-in to the web portal and complete your profile

Step 3. Add, manage, and delete academic programs

  • Make sure department names and CIPs are current

Step 4. Gather your data and create an Excel file

  • Review common mistakes in data definitions
  • Create Excel data file (or gather data for manual submission)
  • Clear all formatting from the Excel file

Step 5. Upload or key in data for each program

  • Click on “upload data” for multiple departments (or manually key-in data)

Step 6. Review data submission and red flag report to check for errors

  • Review Red Flag report and address any errors
  • Look at each program individually, reviewing checkboxes and looking for errors
  • Select checkbox and leave a note explaining any red flags that can be ignored

Step 7. View preliminary results for each program

  • Click review for submission at the bottom of each page
  • Use the three-year-averages to ensure data is in appropriate range
  • Review Direct Instructional Expense per Student Credit Hour chart

Step 8. Submit data and receive confirmation of data validation

  • Submit data by January 31
  • Data will be reviewed by Cost Study team
  • Receive email that your data has been verified and is complete