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Prekindergarten Tuition

If a school district has 15 or more eligible children, it must offer a free half day of prekindergarten to those children. 

A district may charge tuition to provide:

  • an additional half day of prekindergarten classes to those children who are eligible for free prekindergarten classes; and
  • half-day and full-day prekindergarten classes to children who are ineligible for free prekindergarten classes.

If a district charges tuition:

  • the tuition may not be higher than is necessary to cover the added costs of providing the additional prekindergarten classes, including any costs associated with data collection and reporting requirements; and
  • the district must submit a proposed tuition rate to the commissioner for approval annually. See the Sample Proposed Tuition Rate Letter (PDF 17 KB).

For more information on free prekindergarten eligibility, please see section 7 of the most recent Student Attendance Accounting Handbook.




Allowable Prekindergarten Tuition Rates


For additional information, contact:

Office of School Finance
(512) 463-9238  

Page last modified on 7/25/2014 02:46:22 PM.