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TUITION & FINANCIAL AID

Education for everyone

We believe that every child should have access to a high-quality education, regardless of their family’s finances.

Our personalized tuition model ensures that an education at Primer is in reach for every family.

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How tuition works for your family

Tuition at Primer operates on a sliding scale, primarily based on household income. We’ll work with you to qualify for state scholarships to reduce tuition costs as much as possible. Additionally, Primer offers additional scholarships to further assist families who meet the criteria. Our goal is to ensure that every student has access to quality education, regardless of financial circumstances.

In order to determine your family’s contribution, we’ll work with you to understand your finances and develop a personalized tuition package to make a Primer education possible for your family.

Use the tool below to estimate your family’s out-of-pocket tuition.

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Financial support

Primer is committed to making our schools accessible and encourages every family who may require assistance to apply. We provide generous financial support and resources so that an education at Primer is within reach.

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Sliding-scale tuition

Tuition is personalized based on each family’s household income and financial circumstances. We will work with you 1:1 to determine what works for you.

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State scholarships

Both the state of Florida and Arizona offer generous scholarships that can help cover the cost of your tuition and your child's educational needs. Click here to access our FREE Florida Scholarship Masterclass.

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The Primer Foundation

We fund scholarships and educational resources for families who need it most through The Primer Foundation — ensuring finances never stand in the way.

Frequently asked questions

How much is tuition?
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Primer is committed to making an exceptional education accessible to every family. Our tuition operates on a flexible sliding scale, up to $24,000, tailored to meet the unique financial situations of every family.

What does tuition include?
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Tuition covers every student's Chromebook and technology setup including essential resources like books, supplies, and materials. Tuition also covers field trips and extra activities during the school day. Lunch is provided at some of our Microschools, but not all. Before and aftercare options are available for an additional fee. Please inquire for specific details.

How do you determine personalized tuition?
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Tuition is as personalized as the Primer experience. We’ll first set out to understand your family’s financial circumstances. We’ll consider all state scholarships your family is eligible for as well as what you personally think you can afford. You may find the tuition calculator above helpful in calculating an estimate.

How does billing work?
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Your family’s out-of-pocket contribution can either be paid upfront in full or completed in 10 monthly installments. Funds from state scholarships, like ClassWallet and Step Up, are paid quarterly.

What state scholarships are available?
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State scholarships vary by state and are determined by your child's specific needs. In Florida, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) and Family Empowerment Scholarships (FES) are available to families through Step Up for Students, with an average scholarship between $6,000-9,000 per student. In Arizona, Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) are available to families and processed through ClassWallet, with an average scholarship of $6,000 - $8,000 per student. All students who have applied have received funding.

Is there an application fee or deposit to enroll?
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There is no fee to apply to Primer Microschools. Once you're ready to secure your child's spot and confirm your enrollment, there is a one-time, non-refundable fee of $100.

What if my family’s financial circumstances change?
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We know life happens. We also know the importance of consistency in education and not disrupting your child’s day-to-day when other changes take place. If your family’s financial circumstances change, let us know, and we will work with you to make sure attending Primer remains possible. Our team is dedicated to collaborating with you, exploring options, and developing a plan that makes Primer’s educational experience accessible to your family.

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If you need additional information, or would like to speak with a team member to learn more about Primer, please reach out. We’re here to help.
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