Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools
Fees and Expenses
Application fees for accreditation are $500.00 for each on-site evaluation. All schools are also responsible for reimbursement to ACCPAS of expenses incurred by the visiting evaluators for each visit. Application fees will be billed to accredited schools during the month of August prior to each schools scheduled academic year of review. For example, schools scheduled for evaluations during the 2012-2013 academic year will be invoiced for application fees in August of 2012. Application fees are due and payable within thirty days. New potential accredited schools scheduled for review during a specific academic year should forward the application fee along with copies of the self-study, supportive materials, and the application form. If the application fee is not paid prior to the evaluation visit, the Executive Director of ACCPAS may cancel or postpone the visitation.
A deposit of $800 per visitor will be billed to the school six to eight weeks prior to the visit. One visitor per arts discipline (dance, music, theatre, visual arts, etc.) is required. This deposit is applied to the expenses of the on-site evaluation team. Visitors receive no compensation. When the visit is concluded, the school is provided a refund, if applicable, or billed for any additional costs.
Expense ReimbursementThe applicant school is responsible for all expenses of the visiting evaluators for each visit. After the evaluation visit, ACCPAS receives expense forms from the visiting evaluators. ACCPAS pays the evaluators and in turn sends invoices with receipt copies to the applicant school for each of the evaluators, along with an accounting that includes the Visitation Deposit. If the visitors expenses exceed the deposit, an invoice will be enclosed. This invoice for payment should be paid by the school within thirty days. If visitors expenses are less than the deposit, a refund will be issued to the school. If your school requires special billing procedures, please inform the ACCPAS National Office in advance. Failure to pay invoices for visits may delay action by the Commission.
Federal Identification Number
The CAAA/ACCPAS Federal identification number will be provided with any invoice.
The annual correspondence fee for ACCPAS accredited schools is $275 billed on July 1 of each year.
All checks for ACCPAS services are made payable to CAAA/ACCPAS.