The cost of survey administration includes a nonrefundable $300 Registration Fee and a NSSE Administration Fee, which is based on your institution's total undergraduate enrollment (not the size of only the FY & SR population surveyed).
NSSE invoices are sent in February, after all survey customization is complete. Institutions that wish to use unencumbered funds for the upcoming NSSE administration may request an early invoice by email at email@example.com. Note that pre-payment does not register your institution for NSSE, and institutions that receive early invoices must still submit a registration request to secure participation in NSSE 2023 (registration is open July 1 to October 7).
|Undergraduate enrollment||Email survey sample||Administration fee|
|Fewer than 500||All first-year & senior students||$2,140|
|500 to 999||All first-year & senior students||$2,860|
|1,000 to 3,999||All first-year & senior students||$3,680|
|4,000 to 7,999||All first-year & senior students||$4,900|
|8,000 to 12,000||All first-year & senior students||$6,520|
|More than 12,000||All first-year & senior students (up to 25,000 total)||$8,160|
Note: Institutions with fewer than 500 undergraduates may elect a local administration alternative with abbreviated data and reporting services for a reduced administration fee of $1,520.
To support institutional participation in the suite of engagement surveys, the $300 registration fee for NSSE is waived for institutions that participated in BCSSE the prior summer/fall. Institutions that participate in NSSE and FSSE in the same year will be charged one $300 registration fee that covers both administrations.