We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 School Year Waitlist only. Please continue to apply. The BASIC Fund will award scholarships periodically through the summer of 2023 if funds become available.
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Accepting New Applications for Waitlist
To qualify for tuition assistance families need to meet the following requirements:
At least one child from the family will be entering private school for the first time
- The student will be entering PreK-8th Grade
The student will attend a registered private school in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano or Sonoma counties in the upcoming school year
The student meets all academic and other admission requirements of that school
The family must agree to pay a portion of the tuition, and participate in their children’s education
The family meets the following income eligibility guidelines
If you have any questions about our qualification guidelines please check out our FAQ page, or contact us.
|Household Size||Maximum Annual Household Income|
|25% of Tuition||50% of Tuition||75% of Tuition|
Household Size includes you and all other family members living at your address for which you claim financial responsibility.
Household Income includes the total gross income of ALL household members.
* BASIC Fund eligibility guidelines are based on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) poverty guidelines effective March 1, 2022.
The BASIC Fund accepts all siblings in each family, keeping families supported and together.
Here are the ways you can apply for a BASIC Fund Scholarship:
See below to Apply Online and click on the relevant application button, if you are either a new or existing family to the BASIC Fund.
If you’re unable to apply online, please contact us for assistance.
If you are an existing BASIC Fund family and would like to apply for a new student, or have previously applied for a scholarship, please complete the “Existing & Renewal Family Application Form” by clicking the application button in the 'Apply Online' section below.
If you are currently enrolled in our program and looking for information on renewing your scholarship for the 2023-2024 School Year, you can also access your renewal details starting in mid-February through the "Existing & Renewal Family Application" link below.
Please note, renewing families that are applying for a new sibling, must submit an application by the March 31st deadline.
Our scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, determined by household size and income. The awards cover anywhere from 25-75% of a school’s tuition (after financial aid is applied), up to a maximum of $2,500 per student per year.
Participating families are required to contribute to their children’s education and are therefore responsible for costs not covered by the scholarship. The family must pay at least $500 for each school year but may be more.
Scholarships are renewable annually through the 8th grade provided that the family maintains their portion of the tuition payments, the family remains financially eligible, and the child remains enrolled in an accredited private school.
"I thank you for what you have done because you have given us something no one can ever take away: hope and the courage to strive to reach whatever we aspire to be."
-Tammia, a BASIC Fund alumna, and graduate from Ithaca College