InCommon Fees - Higher Education

This page is for higher education participants. 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.

InCommon Classification Table
InCommon Annual Fee Table (links to a different page)

Registration Fee

There is a one-time registration fee of $700 to cover the costs of vetting your organization, as well as the identity proofing of your executive and administrator.

Annual Fee

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 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.

InCommon Classification Table for Determining Annual Fee

For higher education institutions, annual fees are tailored to Carnegie classifications. You can look up your institution's Basic Carnegie Classification here.

InCommon Fee Level

Basic Carnegie Classification

Carnegie #

L1

Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

15

L2

Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

16

L3

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

17

L3

Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

18

L3

Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers

25

L4

Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

1

L4

Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional

2

L4

Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional

3

L4

Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional

4

L4

Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional

5

L4

Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional

6

L4

Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional

7

L4

Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional

8

L4

Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional

9

L4

Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions

10

L4

Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions

11

L4

Special Focus Two-Year: Arts & Design

12

L4

Special Focus Two-Year: Other Fields

13

L4

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant

14

L4

Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

19

L4

Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

20

L4

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

21

L4

Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

22

L4

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's

23

L4

Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions

24

L4

Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools

26

L4

Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools

27

L4

Special Focus Four-Year: Other Technology-Related Schools

28

L4

Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools

29

L4

Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

30

L4

Special Focus Four-Year: Law Schools

31

L4

Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions

32

L4

Tribal Colleges

33

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

Higher Education Participants are strongly encouraged to register only one identity management system, though they may register additional systems. InCommon must approve registration of any additional identity systems. Such a case would require an additional fee package (1-IdP/50-SP) for $1,000 (first year prorated based on day and month).