Getting Started: Fees

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The D/I Fee rates are set on a calendar-year (CY) basis for the period January-through-December of each year. The D/I Fee invoice for FY21 is issued to each station in October, and contains a blended charge based on three months (October – December) at CY20’s rate plus nine months ( January – September) at CY21’s rate.

The D/I Fee rates for calendar year 2021 are as follows:

  • 2021 D/I Fee percentage rate: 2.1%
  • D/I Fee caps: 
TSR Fee Cap
$500,000  to  $1,999,999 $10,400
$2,000,000  to  $4,999,999 $11,450
$5,000,000  to  $7,999,999 $12,500
$8,000,000  to  $9,999,999 $14,600
$10,000,000 + $18,200

Please note: For FY 2021, a station’s D/I Fee will be compared to the fee that it was charged in FY 2020, and its FY 2021 invoice will reflect the lower of the two fees. In other words, if the station’s FY 2021 D/I Fee is higher than the fee it was charged in FY 2020, the station’s FY 2021 invoice will reflect the lower FY 2020 fee. In a case where a station’s FY 2021 D/I Fee is lower than what it was charged in FY 2020, the station’s invoice will reflect the lower FY 2021 D/I Fee.


The D/I Fee rates for calendar year 2020 are as follows:

  • 2020 D/I Fee percentage rate: 2.1%
  • D/I Fee caps: 
TSR Fee Cap
$500,000  to  $1,999,999 $10,400
$2,000,000  to  $4,999,999 $11,450
$5,000,000  to  $7,999,999 $12,500
$8,000,000  to  $9,999,999 $14,600
$10,000,000 + $18,200

Click here for the PRSS station worksheet for calculating total revenue.

For further information on the D/I fee, contact the account management department at 202.513.2618 or via email at  prssbusiness@npr.org.