The SARA Cost Savings calculator may be used by colleges and universities offering interstate distance education to:
Estimate the costs associated with state authorization, both for SARA and non-SARA participants.
Project changes to costs based on the addition of new distance education programs or expansion of existing programs.
Evaluate the cost savings and the return on investment of SARA participation.
Please Note: The Cost Savings methodology assumes that if a student is currently enrolled at an out-of-state institution, that institution must obtain authorization in the student’s state, either because the institution has triggered physical presence via other activity or because state regulations require it.
DIRECTIONS: Use the cost savings calculator here to estimate the cost savings an institution would receive as a result of participating in SARA. You may then print or save the results according to the parameters you select. The cost savings will only be an estimation based on the parameters entered.