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

  • 2020-21 Tuition Rate Setting Methodology letters for school age and preschool programs have been posted at: Rates & Methodology
  • A memo regarding a CFRS v35 CFR-1 Validation Error has been posted Memo.
  • The 2020 Calendar Year CFR Training Webinars have been posted under Training.
  • The 2020 Calendar Year CFR Transmittal Letter, Manual, and Forms have been posted under Manuals and Forms. Manual/letter   Forms
  • 2020 Calendar Year CFR Training announcement and training session registration links are now available under Training.
  • Please see 11/05/20 memo on STAC website regarding Transportation Reimbursement During Periods of Program Closure. Memo.
  • The 2020-21 Minimum Wage forms and instructions for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 reconciliation rates are now available in Manuals & Forms.
  • The July 2020 Reimbursable Cost Manual is now available in Manuals & Forms.
  • Webinar training for the Calendar Year 2020 CFR will be hosted on December 8-9, 2020. SED material will be presented at the training. Additional information is available at the following link: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/finance/train.htm
  • Revised fiscal year 2019-2020 CFR Due Date extension memo for SED filers. Due date extended to February 01, 2021.
  • Special Education Tuition Rate Memo has been posted in Announcements/Memos.
  • 2019-20 SED CFR Reporting of PPE memo has been posted.
  • 2020-21 interim tuition rates have been posted under Rates and Methodology/Interim.
  • Calendar Year 2019 CFR Due Date extension memo for SED filers.
  • NYSED Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for preschool Special Class and Special Class in an Integrated Setting programs available at Announcements/Memos.
  • NYSED Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for school age programs available at Announcements/Memos.
  • RSU is working on preparing minimum wage impact worksheets to send to providers to be used in the calculation of 2018-19 reconciliation rates.
  • 2019-20 Excess Teacher Turnover Prevention Program materials are posted at Announcements/Memos.
  • The July 2019 Reimbursable Cost Manual and crosswalk of changes have been posted at: Manuals & Forms.
  • 2019-20 Rate Setting Methodology letters for school age and preschool programs have been posted at: Rates & Methodology
  • 2019-20 interim tuition rates are posted under Rates & Methodology/Interim
  • 2019-20 Reimbursable Cost Manual Letter is now available under Announcements/Memos.
  • 2018-19 Excess Teacher Turnover Prevention Program materials are posted at Announcements/Memos.
  • 2018-19 Interim Tuition Rates are posted under Rates & Methodology/Interim
  • The 2017-18 Fiscal Year CFR Forms have been posted at 2017-18 Fiscal Year Forms (July to June).
  • The 2017-18 Fiscal Year CFR Transmittal Letter, Manual, Appendices, and Extension Request link have been posted at NYSED::RSU: Consolidated Fiscal Report Manuals.
  • The 2017-18 RS-2 and SED-4 forms and instructions are available for download under Manuals & Forms/Related Services. 
  • 2018-19 Private School Teacher Certification Grant materials have been posted.
  • 2018-19 Rate Setting Methodology letters for school age and preschool programs have been posted.
  • Minimum Wage documents and reports have been posted, see below:
    • 2017-18 Minimum Wage Survey Instructions under Announcements/Memos
    • 2017-18 Minimum Wage Survey under Manuals & Forms
    • 2017 Minimum Wage Survey Instructions Additional Funding Request under Announcements/Memos
    • Additional Minimum Wage Funding Request under Manuals & Forms
Last Updated: April 29, 2021