On March 28, 2013, NAFSA submitted a comment letter to the Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) concerning the proposed rule increasing Exchange Visitor Program fees, published at 78 Fed. Reg. 6263 (Jan. 30, 2013). The letter points out the fact that such a large increase in the program redesignation fee may cause some sponsors to discontinue their programs. It suggests that all sponsors will need to budget for the increase, so ECA should provide notice of the implementation date well in advance. The letter also provides recommendations for most effectively establishing and implementing the contemplated Office of Program Administration and Designation Processing System.