Tuition Resources

Foundation grants to pay for private middle school tuition.

Most foundation scholarships are for undergraduate or graduate students. However, a few foundations give grants to attend private elementary, middle or high school.

You can search for foundation grants with Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, a searchable database of grant makers that provide support directly to individual grant seekers, including students. (

Another great source of information is at Foundation Center libraries and Cooperating Collections. If you use this database, start with a Types of Support search for “Precollege support”. (

To learn more now about getting foundation grants, take this free class, Finding
Foundation Support for Your Education, available as an online webinar or in-person class. Selected web sites below may also be helpful.

* Financial Aid for Private Elementary and Secondary Schools | Provides an overview of financing options for private elementary and secondary education including scholarships, need assessment companies, tuition payment plans, and loans.

* How to Get Financial Assistance for Private School Tuition | BabyCenter This brief article by provides a description of the different types of financial assistance available and a list of resources on where to start looking.

* Scholarships and Financial Aid | National Association of Independent Schools
( Provides a basic, but thorough overview about financing a private elementary or secondary school education.

Children’s Scholarship Fund Provides partial tuition assistance for low-income families to send their children who are in grades Kindergarten – 8th to private schools. Children must be 5 years or older to receive scholarships.

Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) You might also ask if your state’s Department of Education provides vouchers
or other financial assistance to attend private school.

Precollege Scholarships | Michigan State University Libraries Provides links to web sites containing information primarily about scholarships
for attending private elementary and secondary schools.

Private School Scholarship Programs | Admissions Quest This site provides a brief listing of private school scholarship programs.

School Choice Programs | Center for Education Reform Lists publicly and privately sponsored programs, grouped by state, to assist with private school tuition. Includes information on tuition tax credits by state.

Study Abroad Scholarships for High School Students | is committed to providing the most comprehensive
international education and alternative travel databases. The site was
conceptualized by a group of international educators to provide a one-stop
information center for students wishing to travel internationally.

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