Accreditation through the American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE) is a voluntary process. An initial application for accreditation includes the basic: eligibility application processing fee, site evaluation visit fee, and travel costs. Applicants are provided with a current fee schedule at the time of inquiry. Accredited members sustain accreditation and support operating costs through yearly dues.

Fees and dues are set by the AALE Board of Trustees and reviewed annually. Additional information about fees for U.S. and International program applicants and PK-12 school applicants is available by contacting the national office at aaleinfo@aale.org.