Institutional Membership

Benefits of Membership

Institutional Membership to the Council for Opportunity in Education is the backbone of the organization. Thanks to strong backing of our members, the Council for Opportunity in Education pursues advocacy, professional development, research, and information that is all focused on helping disadvantaged students enroll in and complete postsecondary education.

Membership cost is based on the number of TRIO programs at an institution (see below).

Number of TRIO Programs at an Institution Cost of Membership (As of April 1, 2015)
0-1 TRIO Program $3250
2 $3450
3 $3650
4 $3850
5 $4050
6 $4250
+1 TRIO Program +$200

Members receive COE's Subscription Package which includes:

COE NETworks, Equality (a quarterly newsletter), e-News You Can Use, FAQs, National Directory of TRIO and GEAR UP Programs, and the Pell Research Briefing (a bi monthly e-newsletter).

Allowable Costs

Concerned about Institutional Membership and Allowable Cost? Don’t be! See our information on the OMB Allowable Cost Circular Document is available for download (.pdf) to learn more.

Institutional Membership Request

Are you ready to become an Institutional Member? Complete our online Institutional Membership Application (which includes payment by credit card/purchase order).

If you would like to pay for your membership with a check, please download a paper copy of our Institutional Membership Form Document is available for download (.pdf).

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact either Alvin Phillips ( or Jesse Baker ( at (202) 347-7430 or via the e-mail addresses provided.