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Tuition – Regular School Year

Nonresident students who attend schools in the District will be assessed a standard tuition charge, which will be the maximum tuition fee established by the State of Iowa. Students who attend on a part-time basis will pay prorated tuition computed on a six-period school day.

Tuition – Summer School

When offered, the Board of Directors will adopt a tuition schedule for summer school sessions. Tuition will be based on course offerings and resident qualifications. Guidelines will be developed to provide exemption for students in cases of hardship. Fees will be waived in accordance with District guidelines for students who qualify for free or reduced priced lunches and who have completed the waiver portion of the official District free and reduced application form.

Tuition – Open Enrollment

For students accepted into the District under Open Enrollment, tuition shall be paid by the district of residence. This will be the prior year state cost per pupil and the monies received for the student under the weighting for non-English-speaking students. For special education students attending under Open Enrollment, the district of residence will pay the current year actual costs incurred in providing special education programming.

Tuition – Special Education

Non-resident special education students who attend schools in the District during the regular school year will pay the current year actual costs incurred in providing a program for special education students.

Tuition –International Students
International students who want to attend public school must pay the full unsubsidized per capita (for each student) cost of education in all cases. Federal law does not allow a student in F-1 status to attend public school without paying tuition. The cost is defined by the Iowa Department of Education and is reported annually in the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.


Code of Iowa:
Chapter 282
US Department of Education

  • Approved: 03-27-78
  • Revised: 05-14-84
  • Reviewed: 08-28-89
  • Revised: 09-11-89, 08-24-92, 03-24-97, 01-11-99, 08-25-03, 03-10-08, 01-13-14, 08-24-14, 09-28-15, 03-09-2020
  • Documents: 701.1

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