Now that the state’s FY23 budget has passed, we can confirm that the tuition formula laid out below will apply to the 2022-23 school year. We will update this page with finalized numbers when released by SED.

You can access the calculator here. The law describing the calculation can be found here. An explanation of the formula and calculation example appear below. If you have any questions, or would like to calculate tuition for a district that does not appear in our calculator, please email info@nycharters.net. We expect finalized tuition numbers to be published by NYSED in April.

2022-2023 Charter School Basic Tuition is calculated using the following formula:

Charter school tuition for 2022-23 will be the lesser of either:

A. The product of:

i. Charter school basic tuition for the previous year (2021-22);

ii. The average of quotients of approved operating expense divided by the previous year’s operating expense for the sending district for the 2019-20, 2018-19, and 2017-18 (newly this year, the formula includes 4 years of quotients but excludes 2020-21);

OR

B. 2020-21 Total General Fund Expenditures for the sending district divided by 2020-21 enrollment for the sending district. Note that this did not apply for any of the sending districts for which we calculated tuition.

Example

For Example School District:

  • Charter school basic tuition for 2021-22 = $13,581
  • The Quotients for the 4 years prior to the base year, excluding 2020-21 are:
    • Quotient of 17-18 AOE/16-17 AOE = 1.04334
    • Quotient of 18-19 AOE/17-18 AOE = 0.99321
    • Quotient of 19-20 AOE/18-19 AOE = 1.05438

2021-22 Tuition for Example School District is the lesser of either:

A. The product of:

i. Charter school basic tuition for the previous year = $13,581; and

ii. The average of quotients of approved operating expense divided by the previous year’s operating expense for the sending district for the 2019-20, 2018-19, and 2017-18 (1.04334+0.99321+1.05438)/3 = 1.03031

A = $13,581 x 1.03031= $13,993

OR

B. 2020-21 Total General Fund Expenditures for the sending district $54,935,665 divided by 2020-21 enrollment for the sending district 2,643.

B = $54,935,665/2,643 = $20,567

The lesser of A or B is $13,581

2022-23 Tuition Calculator

Select a district from the dropdown list and use the + sign to add it to the calculation table. Then, enter the expected enrollment from each district to calculate a total.

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