SERVICEs + marketing Add-on PACKAGE options

Affiliated certificates are comprised of a series of courses centered around a theme or specialization. These courses are integrated within a degree program and certificate students learn alongside degree students. Because of curriculum and course overlap, affiliated certificate services must align with the degree service selection (Core or Complement). Included services for each level are listed below.

Included Services

Partner Success
One primary point of contact at Continuum to ensure service and support needs are met.XX
Annually assist program leadership in selecting service options for their fee-based certificates.XX
Ensure annual agreements for service level options are completed and approved by program leadership for each program.XX
Provide consultation and market research for new program development.XX

Course Management and Fee-Based Student Database
Track and adjust admissions records for exceptions and deferrals.XX
Collect and maintain accurate course inventory in EOS (Continuum student database).XX
Move students between course sections as appropriate.XX
Apply student financial aid payments to student accounts.XX
Time schedule construction and room reservations. X
Instructional cost sharing notifications (aka, de minimis). X X

Financial Analysis and Reporting
Complete multi-year budget projections for launch of new programs. X
Provide quarterly budget versus actual fiscal reports. X
Provide strategic recommendations for improving program health and meeting program goals. X

Budgeting and Fees
Collection support services, refunds and petitions.XX
Cash receipts transferred to designated school or college.XX
Publish a rate sheet and provide a budget template for use by academic department.XX
Participate in autumn quarter budget planning discussions; assist in creating program budget and offer recommendations for program sustainability. X
Communicate enrollment or budget concerns early; help re-budget as needed. X
Process guest speaker payments. X

Registration and Student Services
Use of fee-based student database and registration system.XX
Use of online student payment portal.XX
Connect students with program advising and student services units, (e.g., Student Financial Aid, Office of Student Veteran Life, etc.).XX
Address basic student questions on UW and Continuum services and fees.XX
Registration and support of GNM (graduate nonmatriculated) students.XX
Custom registration forms for GNM (graduate nonmatriculated) students. X

Marketing Services

Search marketing is available as an add-on option for affiliated certificate programs using core services, allowing additional customization for the unique needs of your program.

Marketing Services for Affiliated Certificates
Certificate included in PCE catalog.XX
Certificate listed on PCE website (bridge page linking to page on department site).XX
Application link managed by department.XX
Application link managed by PCE. X
Full certificate page, with program details, course descriptions, admission requirements, etc. on the degree website. X
Combined advertising with degree program. May require additional media budget. X
Email subscription management. X
Info session RSVP management (not available for in-person events). X

Online and Hybrid Learning Add-On Services

Explore our Learning Experience Services to create a high-quality online learning environment to increase students’ knowledge and acquisition of core competencies. 

Fees for fy24

UW central overheadRate charged for recovery of campus expenses.6.85% (online and off campus)
15.6% (campus)
Continuum affiliated certificate rateSystems and services required for Continuum affiliated certificate programs to operate.Will be assessed at same percentage rate (Core 4.59% or Complement 6.49%) as its degree program, plus a flat fee of $12,000 per certificate.

Flexible Options
Search marketing add-onAdd search marketing.Minimum media spend of $10,000 plus a 20% ad spend administrative fee.

For detailed pricing, please see the partner programs pricing sheet.

Evaluate choices annually 

Each year you can review your program service level options. You must make decisions each October to inform budgeting and marketing strategy for the following fiscal year.