Pre-K Tuition Assistance

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, MNPS will provide Pre-kindergarten 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