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Registration and Payment Options

Our online registration and payment system allows you to complete your registration for the 2020 cycle and pay for your participation through the University of Delaware’s secure online payment system. You can pay now using a credit card or ACH or you can request an invoice to pay at a later date. You will not be given access to the online portal until your payment is received. Please read all of the information on this page and then click on the registration button at the bottom of the page. The prices below are effective during the 2020 cycle (view timeline).

Participation in The Cost Study as well as non-participant access is only for four year institutions of higher education. Log-in access to the web portal for each study year is provided upon the receipt of the appropriate registration fee and may be renewed on an annual basis by request to

Important Note: Please be advised that only participating institutions are given access to the results. These data are solely intended for internal planning and budgeting purposes to facilitate unit and institutional improvement and are not intended for external presentations or publications. Any outside use of this data is strictly prohibited, as stated in the “Terms of Use” Agreement signed when committing to participation in the study. Any questions or concerns should be addressed to

Refund Policy: The deadline for submission of data for the 2020 cycle of The Cost Study is January 31, 2021. If you are unable to participate after making payment, you must notify us no later than January 29, 2021 to request a refund. No refunds will be issued after this date.

 Participation in the 2020 cycle of The Cost Study
(Examines Fall 2019; Fiscal Year 2019 – 2020)

Carnegie Classification Doctoral Institutions (Research & Professional) Masters Institutions Bachelors & Special Focus Institutions
2020 Price for 1-year Participation $2,225 $1,675 $1,400
10% Early-bird 2020 Price for 1-year Participation (you must register by October 15, 2020)
$2,000 $1,500 $1,260
25% Discount for 2 Year Commitment (The total for two years must be paid in full in order to receive the discount) $3,350
Non-Participant Access
Non Participant Data Results Access: Non-participating institutions may purchase access to the results from one year of the most recent Delaware Cost Study results. This is with a commitment in writing that the institution will participate in the next cycle of the study.
$7,000 $5,000 $3,500
Customized Solutions
All request for specialized custom analyses, late submissions and special data request will be considered on a case by case bases. The cost will be determined at the time of request and based on difficulty of request.
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Online Payment Option:
The online registration form allows you to pay immediately by credit card or ACH or you can select “Invoice Me” to receive an invoice if you would prefer to pay by credit card, ACH, or check at a later date. Please list the person responsible for submitting the data to The Cost Study as the contact person on the form. Please allow us 2-3 business days to process your request. After your payment has been processed, we will email you with your login credentials for the Cost Study Web Portal.