Becoming a member requires that institutions agree to all of the terms of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), which has a five-year renewable term for institutions in good standing. Participating institutions, systems, and states agree to define each institution’s Passport Block and, through its registrar, to award the Passport to students who achieve it, notate the Passport on the student record, recognize incoming Passport students as having met their lower-division general education requirements, and participate in the academic progress tracking process.
Membership fees are calculated for each five-year membership term based on the number of full-time equivalent students at the respective institution according to IPEDS data for the last reported academic year. Institutions paying for the full five-year term at once receive a 10 percent discount on the total cost. System-wide contracts receive a 10 percent discount on the total cost for all institutions in the system when making a single payment. If the system joins and pays for the full five-year term, it will receive a 20 percent discount on the total full cost for all institutions in the system.