Pre-K Tuition Assistance Program
Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, MNPS will provide Prekindergarten Tuition Assistance. Tuition assistance will offer a reduced tuition rate to qualifying families accepting a Pre-K fee based seat. Families currently experiencing hardship, family emergency or trauma that meet the criteria below will qualify to submit a Pre-K Tuition Assistance Application along with documentation to their child’s accepting school site. Applications along with documentation will be reviewed by the Pre-Kindergarten leadership for consideration.
The following criteria will be considered:
Hardship/Family Emergency – Family is experiencing unusual circumstances impacting current income of the parent or legal guardian including, but not limited to:
Care of additional family members (e.g. elderly parents, children, disabled family member)
Loss of job; negative change in income or expenses
Short term or long term disability
Unexpected medical or health related emergency
Currently experiencing demonstrable financial hardship or bankruptcy
One or more additional children in tuition based child care facilities
Trauma – Family is experiencing a major traumatic event impacting current income or expenses of the parent or legal guardian including, but not limited to:
Loss of one or more parent, guardian or significant family member causing a change in household earning power or expenses
Unexpected illness impacting employment, earning power or expenses
Divorce or separation impacting household income after selection to Pre-K program
Loss or damage to home due to fire or natural disaster
Change in Income Status – A change in income occurring within the time application was submitted and the current school year.
Proof of documentation may include but not limited to pay stubs, W-2’s, tax returns, court or legal documentation, doctor’s note, employer’s documentation or published records.
Pre-K Tuition Assistance Overview
Pre-K Tuition Assistance Application
Pre-K Tuition Assistance Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)