The MBA fee payment process has changed. Please follow the instructions below.

First-time applicant?
Start by preparing your pathway to the mba application packet.

Complete only 2 of the 4 Meritorious Budget Award Criteria Checklist sections

☐ Completed Pathway to the MBA application: FY2021-2022FY2020–2021
☐ Cover letter specifying any MBA criteria that do not apply to your school district.
☐ Complete the Executive Summary and one other section of the MBA Criteria Checklist . (Second year Pathway applicants must complete the Executive Summary and a section not completed the first year).
☐ Reviewer comments from the previous year (if applicable).
☐ Your school district’s responses to prior year’s comments (if applicable).
☐ Budget document or a link to your budget document.
☐ Pay application fee

Districts may apply for the Pathway to the MBA for 2 years. 


Returning District?
Prepare your Meritorious Budget Award application packet:

☐ Completed MBA application: FY2021-2022FY2020-2021
☐ Cover letter specifying any MBA criteria that do not apply to your school district.
☐ Completed MBA Criteria Checklist.
☐ Reviewer comments from the previous year (if applicable).
☐ Your school district’s responses to prior year’s comments (if applicable).
☐ Budget document or a link to your budget document.  
☐ Pay application fee  


TO PAY APPLICATION FEE BY CREDIT CARD (PREFERRED)

  • Click on login at the top of this page
  • Log in using your ASBO International username and password (follow prompts below Sign In button to retrieve your username and/or password or create a free new account. Contact membership@asbointl.org for assistance)
  • Logging in will return you to the MBA Apply page.
    • Using the fee chart below, click on the Total Revenue, All Funds link that matches your district budget. The link takes you to a shopping cart with your application fee. Select the Pay Now button and complete the payment process. You will receive an emailed receipt.

TO PAY APPLICATION FEE BY CHECK

  • Please mail via United States Postal Service to:

    ASBO International
    Meritorious Budget Award
    44790 Maynard Square, Suite 200
    Ashburn, VA 20147

    Contact MBA@asbointl.org if you must send payment via express service.

TO APPLY

  • Email each of the required application documents as separate PDFs, weblinks, or shared files to MBA@asbointl.org.

ASBO International no longer accepts hard copy submissions of MBA documents, i.e. books, CDs, flash drives, or paper.

Fees

Application fees are based on your district’s total revenue.

MBA

Total Revenue, All Funds ASBO International Member Non-Member
< $50 million $ 675 $ 1,020
$50 million – < $200 million $ 1,080 $ 1,405
$200 million – < $1 billion $ 1,130 $ 1,455
> $1 billion $ 1,185 $ 1,505
 

Pathway to the MBA

Total Revenue, All Funds ASBO International Member Non-Member
< $50 million $ 305 $ 555
$50 million – < $200 million $ 405 $ 655
$200 million – < $1 billion $ 455 $ 710
> $1 billion $ 505 $ 755

Deadline and Extensions

All MBA and Pathway to the MBA application materials are due within 90 days of your budget’s legal approval.
 
Need an extension? Submit a request to MBA@asbointl.org.

Eligibility

Any school system in the U.S. and Canada, charter school, educational service unit, college, or university that incorporates the MBA criteria into its budget development process is eligible to apply. New applicants may apply to the award's introductory program, Pathway to the MBA, for the first two years.