Pre-K 4 SA has affordable tuition spaces available for families who do not live within a participating school district or do not meet the eligibility requirements for free prekindergarten according to the Texas Education Agency.
Who can participate in the Pre-K 4 SA Tuition Program?
Tuition students must live within the San Antonio City limits and turn four years old on or before September 1, 2017. There is no minimum or maximum amount required to participate as a tuition student.
How do I apply as a tuition family?
All families must complete the online Pre-K 4 SA Application. Your application information will be used to determine if your child is a free or tuition student.
How many tuition students does Pre-K 4 SA accept?
Pre-K 4 SA reserves 10% of available slots for tuition students. For the 2017-18 school year, Pre-K 4 SA will be accepting 2,000 students.
How is tuition calculated?
Tuition rates are calculated on sliding scale based on gross household income and adjusted for household size. Depending on income and household size, families will pay 1, 2, 3, or 4% of their income as annual tuition.
How much will my family pay for tuition?
The chart below is an estimation of annual Pre-K 4 SA tuition. Your exact tuition amount will be determined at your registration appointment. At your appointment, you will receive your annual tuition total and set up your monthly payment plan.
- A family of 4 with an income of $25,000 pays approximately $250 for annual tuition ($25 per month).
- A family of 2 with an income of $45,000 pays approximately $1,800 for annual tuition ($180 per month).
- A family of 6 with an income of $120,000 pays approximately $3,161 for annual tuition ($316 per month).
Annual Tuition Estimation Chart*
How are tuition payments made?
Payments can be made in person during regular business hours at any of Pre-K 4 SA's four Education Centers. Checks, money orders and credit cards are accepted forms of payment. Payments may also be mailed by detaching and returning the bottom portion of the household's invoice.
Payments submitted by mail should be sent to:
City of San Antonio
Financial Services Division
PO Box 839975
San Antonio, TX 78283-3975
For more information on the Pre-K 4 SA Tuition Program, call 210.206.PREK (7735).