Parents of students in regular private schools often pay for most of their students’ tuition, and so do homeschooling families. A small amount of financial assistance is available through the Aids to Nonpublic Students program. Original receipts must be received by May 31, 2020 and dated during the fiscal year (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020).
You must meet the following deadlines if you want aid (reimbursement):
By September 15: Request Aids to Nonpublic Students Form from your resident school district.
By October 1: Return Aids to Nonpublic Students Form to your resident school district.
By October 15: Your resident school district submits information to MDE, allowing you to access up to:
$84.92 per eligible pupil for textbooks, standardized tests and individual instructional materials on a loan basis. These funds may now be used for ACT testing. Click here to view eligible expenses as defined by the MN Department of Education: Education Materials Eligible for Acquisition.
$68.89 per eligible student for Pupil Health Services.
$239.53 for Secondary Pupil Guidance and Counseling Services.
By May 31: You must submit all receipts for eligible expenses to the district. Reimbursement will not be made if receipts are received after this date, or if October 1st deadline was missed.
By June 30: District will issue reimbursement checks by mail to eligible families.
Students must be age 5 by September 1 to be eligible for any aid. Unless kindergarteners are in full-day programs, they receive pro-rated half-time funding.