Fees and Invoicing

If you are approved for access to BLS restricted data at an FSRDC, you will be required to pay a flat fee for each year of FSRDC access. Currently, fees are not required for other modes of access, such as onsite at BLS or offsite under a licensing agreement (NLSY Geocode and CFOI research file).

FSRDC Fee Structure for FY 2017 (October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017)

  • The fee is $4,000 per year of BLS data access at an FSRDC for each project.
  • Payment is due once the project has been approved for data access.

Payment Options

Please use the form (PDF) to submit payment information.

For non-federal researchers, fees can be paid by electronic transfer or credit card.

BLS will bill projects funded directly by Federal agencies through the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Intra-Governmental Payment and Collection (IPAC) system.

If you have billing questions, please contact BLS_FSRDC@bls.gov


Last Modified Date: March 17, 2017