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We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 School Year Waitlist only. Please continue to apply. The BASIC Fund will award scholarships periodically through the summer of 2021 if funds become available.

Frequently Asked Questions

By early February you will receive a link to renew your child(ren)’s scholarship online. Deadline for renewing is March 31st. If you have not received notification by mid-February call us at (415) 986-5650.  

A principios de febrero recibirá un enlace para renovar la beca de su(s) hijo(s) en línea. La fecha límite para la renovación es el 31 de marzo. Si no ha recibido una notificación pa los mediados de febrero llámenos al (415) 986-5650

Scholarships are awarded to low-income families who fall within our guidelines (based on the Health & Human Services Low Income Guidelines), are entering private school for the first time, and have children entering Pre-Kindergarten through the eighth (Pre-K-8th) grade in a registered private school located in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Solano, or Sonoma.

Las becas se otorgan a familias de bajos ingresos que entran dentro de nuestras pautas (basadas en las Pautas de Bajos Ingresos de Salud y Servicios Humanos), están ingresando a la escuela privada por primera vez, y tienen niños ingresando pre-Kindergarten al octavo (Pre-K-8th ) grado en una escuela privada registrada  y ubicada en los condados de Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Solano o Sonoma.

Yes, as long as the school is within the nine Bay Area counties, the family meets all academic and admission requirements of the school to which they apply and the school is registered with the BASIC Fund (If new school with BASIC Fund please see How to become a Participating School under Schools).

Sí, siempre y cuando la escuela esté dentro de los nueve condados del área de la bahía, la familia cumple con todos los requisitos académicos y de admisión de la escuela a la que se postulan y la escuela está registrada en el BASIC Fund (Si es una nueva escuela con BASICF Fund por favor vea How to become a Participating School bajo Schools).

Those non-public schools located in one of the nine Bay Area counties that are registered with the California State Department of Education and are registered with The BASIC Fund. (New school with BASIC Fund please see Become A BASIC School under Our Scholarships).

 

Escuelas no públicas ubicadas en uno de los nueve condados del área de la bahía que están registradas en el Departamento de Educación del Estado de California y están registradas con el BASIC Fund. (Nuevas escuelas por favor vea Become a BASIC School bajo Our Scholarships).

Scholarships are awarded until the student completes 8th grade regardless of whenever they start with The BASIC Fund.

Las becas se otorgan hasta que el estudiante complete el octavo grado, independientemente de cuando empezaron con el BASIC Fund.

Scholarships are awarded on a sliding scale, usually covering 25%, 50%, or 75% of the selected school's tuition up to a maximum of $2,000 annually per child.

Las becas se otorgan en una escala móvil, generalmente cubriendo 25%, 50%, o 75% de la matrícula de la escuela seleccionada hasta un máximo de $2,000 anuales por niño.

Participating families are required to contribute at a minimum of $500 per family (most pay more) to their children's education, are responsible for all costs not covered by the scholarship, must provide updated financial documentation through the Renewal process each year and meet all deadlines. Additionally, parents must agree to participate in their children’s education through involvement with the school and providing a supportive learning environment.

Las familias participantes están obligadas a contribuir con un mínimo de $500 por familia (la mayoría paga más) a la educación de sus hijos, son responsables de todos los costos no cubiertos por la beca, deben proporcionar documentación financiera actualizada a través del proceso de Renovación cada año y cumplir con todos los plazos. Además, los padres deben aceptar participar en la educación de sus hijos a través de la participación con la escuela y proporcionar un ambiente de aprendizaje de apoyo.

Families must remain financially eligible according to the BASIC Fund's financial guidelines, must renew online, provide updated financial documentation, the school must fill out the school commitment form online and meet all deadlines. Families must also be up-to-date in their payments to the school in order to be able to renew their scholarship for the next school year.

Las familias deben seguir siendo financieramente elegibles de acuerdo con las pautas financieras del BASIC Fund, deben renovar en línea, proporcionar documentación financiera actualizada, la escuela debe llenar el School Commitment Form en línea y cumplir con todos los plazos. Las familias también deben estar al día en sus pagos a la escuela para poder renovar su beca para el próximo año escolar.

The average cost of tuition at schools participating in our program is $7,979; the average BASIC Fund scholarship is $1,787.

la matrícula en las escuelas que participan en nuestro programa es de $7,979; la beca promedio del BASIC Fund es de $1,787.

There are approximately 3,500 students in over 250 schools throughout the Bay Area receiving scholarships from The BASIC Fund.

Hay aproximadamente 3,500 estudiantes en más de 250 escuelas en toda el área de la bahía recibiendo becas de el BASIC Fund.

All administrative and operating costs constitute less than 11% of our budget and are all covered by the directors' contributions.

Todos los gastos administrativos y operativos constituyen menos del 11% de nuestro presupuesto y están cubiertos por las contribuciones de la mesa directiva.

“Working with the BASIC Fund and helping them in their mission to provide equitable education for all is one of the best things I could be doing with my time.”

— Cindy, Volunteer

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Our mission is to broaden the educational opportunities for low-income families around the Bay Area by helping them afford the cost of tuition at the private school of their choice.

Scholarships are available to students entering PreK-8th grade to attend private schools in all nine Bay Area Counties.

The BASIC Fund is a privately funded 501(c)3 organization.

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