QUIP Fee Structure and Policies

Participation in QUIP and ongoing recognition of meeting The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice is contingent on maintaining Forum institutional membership.  Institutions recognized through the QUIP process to be in conformity with The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad must maintain their institutional membership in The Forum in order to maintain this formal recognition. If for some reason an organization’s membership in The Forum lapses after it has received formal recognition through QUIP, the organization will not be recognized as being in conformity with the Standards.

To assess the value of QUIP, it is helpful to consider the per student cost for a review amortized over the 8 years for which a review is valid. For example, imagine that your organization’s total price for QUIP is $5,000, including the costs associated with hosting peer reviewers. If your organization has 500 students a year participating in education abroad, the total number of students over 8 years, assuming steady enrollments, would be 4,000 students.  This would make the per student cost of QUIP $1.25.


QUIP Fee Structure

1. QUIP Review

To determine fee for your organization: Base Fee ($2,500) + A + B = Total Fee

A.  Number of U.S. Students Sent Abroad (or hosted) B.  Number of Programs Operated by Organization
<500 = +$0 1-5 = +0
500-750 = +$250 5-10 = +$250
750-1000 = +$500 10-20 = +$500
1000-1500 = +$750 20-30 = +$750
1500-2000 = +$1,000 30-40 = +$1,000
2000-3000 = +$1,250 40-50 = +$1,250
>3000 = +$1,500 50+ = +$1,500

Example: An organization with 625 students abroad and that operates 12 programs, would pay Base Fee ($2,500) + $250 + $500 for a total of  $3,250.

Notes:

  • The organization under review pays Peer Reviewers’ travel (air travel and ground transportation), accommodation and meal expenses.
  • A fee of 25% of the total fee will be assessed for withdrawing from the review.
  • One or two Site Visits will be required, depending on the structure of the organization. A visit to a representative education abroad program site is normally required as part of every review, as is a visit to the organization’s headquarters.
  • ‘Number of programs’ refers to programs that the organization manages or operates, as publicly described in its materials and on its website, plus the number that it routinely uses as “approved” programs. Multiple programs in a given location each count as an individual program (i.e.: three distinct programs in London, marketed as such, count as three separate programs).

2.QUIP Consultancy

To determine fee for your organization: Base Fee ($2,500) + A + B = Total Fee

A.  Number of Students Abroad B.  Number of Programs Operated by Organization
<500 = +$0 1-5 = +0
500-750 = +$250 5-10 = +$250
750-1000 = +$500 10-20 = +$500
1000-1500 = +$750 20-30 = +$750
1500-2000 = +$1,000 30-40 = +$1,000
2000-3000 = +$1,250 40-50 = +$1,250
>3000 = +$1,500 50+ = +$1,500

Example: An organization with 625 students abroad and that operates 12 programs, would pay Base Fee ($2,500) + $250 + $500 for a total of  $3,250.

Notes:

  • The organization under review pays Peer Reviewers’ travel (air travel and ground transportation), accommodation and meal expenses.
  • One or two Site Visits will be required, depending on the structure of the organization. A visit to a representative education abroad program site is normally required as part of every review, as is a visit to the organization’s headquarters.
  • ‘Number of programs” refers to the total number of education abroad programs that the organization manages/operates plus the number that it routinely uses as “approved” programs. Multiple programs in a given location each count as an individual program (i.e.: three distinct programs in London, marketed as such, count as three separate programs).

Fee Payment Schedule

  • The organization under review will be invoiced for the full fee upon acceptance of its application.
  • At the conclusion of the review, the organization will be invoiced for Site Visit expenditures of the Peer Review Team.