With the FY25 state budget in its final states, we would like to offer these preliminary projections for charter school core aid rates for the 24-25 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 later in May.

2024-2025 Charter School Basic Tuition is calculated using the following formula:

Charter school tuition for 2024-25 will be the lesser of either:

A. The product of:
i. Charter school basic tuition for the previous year (2023-24);
ii. The average of quotients of approved operating expense divided by the previous year’s operating expense for the sending district for the 2021-22, 2020-21, and 2019-20 (the formula now includes 4 years of quotients but excludes 2020-21);
OR
B. 2022-23 Total General Fund Expenditures (TGFE) for the sending district divided by 2022-23 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 2023-24 = $13,966
  • The Quotients for the 4 years prior to the base year, excluding 2020-21 are:
    • Quotient of 19-20 AOE/18-19 AOE = 1.03 
    • Quotient of 20-21 AOE/19-20 AOE EXCLUDED 
    • Quotient of 21-22 AOE/20-21 AOE = 1.10
    • Quotient of 22-23 AOE/21/22 AOE = 1.01
  • 22-23 TGFE: $958,045,303
  • 22-23 Resident Student Enrollment: 38,341

2024-25 Tuition for Example School District is the lesser of either:

A. The product of:

  1. Charter school basic tuition for the previous year = $13,966; and
  2. The average of quotients of approved operating expense divided by the previous year’s operating expense for the sending district for each of the following: 19-20/18-19, 21-22/20-21, 22-23/21-22 (1.03+1.10+1.01)/3 = 1.047

A = $13,966 x 1.047 = $14,618

OR

B. 2022-23 Total General Fund Expenditures for the sending district $958,045,303 divided by 2022-23 enrollment for the sending district 38,341

B = $958,045,303/38,341 = $24,987

The lesser of A or B is $14,618

2024-25 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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