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InCommon Participation Fees

Each participant in the InCommon Federation pays a one-time registration fee and also an annual fee. Please note: InCommon fees are separate from Internet2 dues and you do not need to be an Internet2 member to join InCommon.

Registration Fee

There is a one-time registration fee of $700 to cover the costs of vetting your organization.

Annual Fees

The InCommon Steering Committee has approved a new fee schedule, effective January 1, 2020. Invoices are sent in early November for the following year. Details on the 2020 fee change and the community input and discussion process are on this wiki page, which also links to this Fee Change FAQ.

2020 Annual FeesHigher EducationResearch OrganizationsSponsored PartnersAnnual Fee
Level 1Doctoral Universities: Very High Research ActivityFTE more than 10,000Revenue of $1B or greater$12,000
Level 2Doctoral Universities: High Research ActivityFTE 2,000-10,000N/A$9,000
Level 3Doctoral: Professional Universities,
Masters (Larger Programs), Medical Schools
N/ARevenue of < $1B and > $10M$6,000
Level 4All other Carnegie classificationsFTE less than 2,000Revenue of < $10M$2,500

About Annual Fees

Annual fees for Higher Education institutions are based on Carnegie Classification. You can see a complete HE fees chart here or find your Carnegie classification here.

Annual fees for research organizations are based on number of full-time equivalent (FTE) staff.

Annual fees for sponsored partners are based on annual revenue.

Annual fees include the registration of one identity management system and up to fifty (50) service provider entities. A participant may only register a system over which it has management control. Third-party systems are not permitted as outlined in the participation agreement. The base annual package allows for one IdP and up to 50 Service Provider IDs, which are registered individually as needed. With the registration of the 51st SP, InCommon will issue an invoice for another package of 50 as part of the next year’s annual fee.

Annual fees are prorated for your first year of participation. Annual fees support the ongoing operations of InCommon and are prorated on a daily basis in the first year, based on the day and month in which a participant joins. After this first year, annual fees for all participants are not prorated and are due on January 1.

Adding an Identity Provider or Service Providers

Adding an additional identity provider, or another 50 service providers, is an additional $1,000 annually. This fee is prorated during its first year based on the day and month in which this additional service is added.