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Submission Process


Application Submission

The process for submitting an application is the same for new participant and renewal applications.

Attach the completed new participant application or renewal application and the institution’s official letter of accreditation to an email and send it to: using the following format for the subject line:

Email Subject Line: [Institution name] - SARA application


Institutions must make separate payments to NYSED and to NC-SARA.

Payment to the New York State Education Department

To complete submission of the SARA application, institutions must remit payment to NYSED. Annual fees for participation in SARA are based on full-time student enrollment as reported to IPEDS and as specified in the table below.   

State Education Department Annual Fees
Student FTE Annual Fee
FTE under 2,500 $5,000
2,500 - 9,999 $7,000
10,000 or more $9,000

Send a completed payment form and a check payable to NYSED to the following address:

New York State Education Department
Office of College and University Evaluation
89 Washington Avenue, Room 960 EBA
Albany, NY 12234

Payment to NC-SARA

A second payment must be sent directly to NC-SARA after an application has been approved by the NYSED. NC-SARA will contact applicants to arrange for payment. Annual NC-SARA fees are based on student full-time enrollment (as reported in IPEDS) as specified in the table below.

NC-SARA Annual Fees
Student FTE Annual Fee
FTE Under 2,500 $2,000
2,500 - 9,999 $4,000
10,000 or more $6,000