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Data Submission Process and Pricing

How does the Postsecondary Data Partnership work? Here are the three steps for connecting with PDP insights!

Getting Started

Once your institution is ready to sign up for the PDP, the National Student Clearinghouse will initiate the contracting process. Throughout all steps of the process, you can be confident in the Clearinghouse’s unwavering commitment to data privacy.

The Clearinghouse will also provide data-sharing agreements for the third party education organizations and associations  to whom you will be reporting data via the PDP. Preparation typically takes four to eight weeks. 

PDP Annual Pricing

The institution receives access to interactive dashboards and the analysis-ready file.

$2,695 <4,000 FTE enrollment
$3,295 4,000–9,999 FTE enrollment
$3,995 ≥10,000 FTE enrollment
System of Institutions or State Agencies:

Annual price is equal to the sum of the individual prices for all institutions included in the subscription.

We are providing the following discounts/promotions.


(1) State and/or system with a single student information system instance would only be charged one fee based on the published single-institution rate (e.g., $3,995).

(2) Any institution with less than 500 enrollment and part of a third-party (e.g., Achieving the Dream) will be provided an exception annual subscription pricing in the amount of $1,495 per year.

(3) For systems and states that sign-up with ≥ 12 institutions, we will not invoice/charge for institutions ≤ 500 (IPEDS).

(4) Any State or System of Institutions where there is one primary point of contact with more than 9 institutions, will be provided a 15% discount on an annual subscription.

(5) For systems and states that sign-up with ≥ 40 institutions and execute a three-year (or longer) commitment will provide a 30% discount on annual subscriptions.