Kuali Foundation

Software solutions for higher education

Become a Kuali Member

Become a Kuali member

Kuali Membership is the means for any college, university, commercial, and other not-for-profit organization to get involved in sustaining and evolving the Kuali software.

Support community source as an option for higher ed, ensuring control of your own destiny.

Guide the overall direction of the Foundation organization.

Suggest new projects and choose those eventually chartered.

Participate in our events, including Kuali Days.

Network with like-minded institutions.

Kuali membership dues pays for staff and resources to oversee the Foundation and projects, current and future.

The software of Kuali projects is under the Educational Community License and is available to anyone for any use or modification WITHOUT a fee. However, membership in the Kuali Foundation is an opportunity for organizations to influence the development and direction of the Kuali community. Kuali Members have influence on the future of the organization through voting for board of directors and, when resources are also tendered to projects, to influence the Kuali project priorities.

Colleges and universities differ in their need for, and ability to, contribute to the Kuali community, and no pricing structure could account for all differences. The Kuali Membership dues structure recognizes these differences; therefore, dues are based on annual budget (all sources) for single campus memberships.

Members' initial commitment will be for three years. Members are invoiced on an annual basis.

I'm sold!   What's next?

Membership is easy!

  1. First, you'll want to review the Membership Agreement.
  2. Then, just contact us and we'll guide you through the next steps.

Schedule of Annual Dues

New Membership Dues Model and Transition



Dues will be prorated

New FY16

Institutional Revenue
(all sources)

Past Dues

Transition Year FY15


KC or OLE only
dues (50%)

Over $750M





$500M - $750M





$250M - $500M





Less than $250M





Commercial Member





In addition to the above fees, members are also encouraged to tender appropriate staff resources to Kuali projects for specific periods of time. For example, a college or university might assign a staff member to work under the direction of the Kuali Board of Directors on a specific feature or need.  These can include functional, technical, support, or administrative staff.  As a community-based project, doing work is a primary path to influence, quite apart from the significant expertise it builds for the institution, by working alongside other high-level professionals.