Per Capita Rates
Each Texas school district and charter school is entitled, under the Texas Constitution, to receive payments from the Available School Fund (ASF) for each eligible student enrolled. The ASF is primarily made up of revenue generated by the state's fuel tax and by the Permanent School Fund.
ASF payments are based on a district's or charter school’s prior year average daily attendance (ADA). The payment rate per ADA (the distribution rate) is adopted each year by the State Board of Education. The payments are referred to as “per capita” payments.
The ASF serves as a method of finance for the Foundation School Program (FSP), which means that this source of revenue is used to help pay the state's FSP payments to school districts and charter schools and is not additional revenue.
All districts, regardless of property wealth, are eligible to receive ASF funds.
For additional information, contact:
State Funding Division
Page last modified on 4/9/2013.