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The Cost Study Timeline

Registration Opens

Registration for the 2020 opens on August 27, 2020. You can register and pay for your participation here.

Deadline for Early Registration Discount

Receive 10% off the price for 1-year participation if you register by October 15, 2020.

Data Submission Deadline

Data submissions are due to The Cost Study team by January 31, 2021. Please contact for an extension.

Data Validations, Corrections, and Adjustments

After you submit your institution’s data, The Cost Study team will validate the data in your submission. From February 2021-April 2021, you will be contacted to discuss and make corrections to any red flags or warnings in your data.

Primary Norms Available

The Cost Study team will release a set of Preliminary norms in May 2021. These preliminary norms allow schools whose data has been submitted, validated, and approved to get a headstart on benchmarking and decision-making.

Final Results Released

Final results from the study will be available early-mid July 2021. Available reports include: national norms, 3-year averages, and custom peer analyses, along with your full set of institution reports. All results will be released through the secure, online web portal.