Rate Setting Unit

The Rate Setting Unit establishes special education tuition rates for approved programs educating students with disabilities ages 3 to 21 years old who have been enrolled pursuant to articles 81 and 89 of the Education Law. Approved program providers may be private school providers, special act school districts, BOCES, state supported programs, or public school summer school age and preschool programs.

Latest News

  • 2014-15 Teacher Certification Grant budget application forms are available under Grants menu.
  • A link has been added to online training for users to see if they have been successfully credited for viewing the training modules. Go to Training on left border.
  • Calendar Year 2014 CFR Training to be held in Oct/Nov. See Training/CFR for dates/locations & on-line registration.
  • 2014-15 Preschool and School Age Tuition Methodology memos are published (link).
  • SEDFIN (EFRT) Presentation Client has been converted to an ASP.NET web interface that doesn't rely on Java. This new version should be compatible with the most recent versions of all major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. This change has necessitated a new web address:
    See Announcements for more information.
  • SEDFIN will be down most of the day Monday August 4, 2014 for software updates.
  • 2013-14 CFR extension request now available (link)
  • Regional Weighted Average Rates Posted
  • 2013-14 CFR Transmittal letter, Manual, Appendices and forms have been posted.
  • 6-04-2014
    Issue Getting onto SEDFIN (EFRT): Security Exception due to unsigned entry in resource
    Some users have been getting a SecurityException error that references an "unsigned entry in resource" when they attempt to log onto EFRT. This is caused by an outdated JAR file on the computer.

    If you are trying to log ontoSEDFIN (EFRT) and are receiving this error, please follow the instructions in the PDF linked below:
    EFRT Troubleshooting #9: SecurityException (Found unsigned entry in resource) EFRTTrouble (148 KB)

  • CFR Training for 2013-14 fiscal year to be held in NYC June 10, 17, 18, 2014. Click here for details and to register.
  • 01-21-2014
    Issues Getting onto EFRT with Java 7 update 51
    The most recent version of the JAVA Plug-In automatically assumes that untrusted applications should be blocked. Your security settings for Java might need to be updated in order to access EFRT with Java 7u51.

    If you are trying to log onto EFRT and are receiving security error(s) after upgrading your Java, please follow the instructions in the PDF linked below:
    STAC Online System - EFRT Troubleshooting #8: Java 7u51 blocks EFRT from Running

  • The 2013-14 Reimbursable Cost Manual has been posted.

  • Independent CPA registration for security codes is now available, see"Register" in table on right side of page. On-line CFR training videos are also available in the training section.
  • Annual Consolidated Fiscal Report Training for Special Education Providers - See training link or go directly to department memo.
  • July 2013 RCM Edition Proposal Posted (Draft Version), includes powerpoint of changes in PDF.
  • 10-17-2013
    Security Exception Error as Result of JAVA Update - See Announcements
  • CFR Training sessions will be held in November for Calendar Year 2013 filers. Please see training/CFR to register.
  • Dormitory Authority 2013-14 Part I Tuition Rates Posted
  • 2013-14 Teacher Certification Grant budget forms are posted under grants.
  • The 2013-14 Methodology Letter and Attachments have been posted.
  • Please see announcement from NYC Deputy Auditor General Marlene Malamy. See Announcements/Memos page.
Last Updated: September 17, 2014