Many parents all over the world are wondering if they should hire a home tutor or if their school could provide tutoring services. One recent report stated that the cost of education of a single child from primary school to the end of undergraduate studies was $58,500. While public schools are free, there is still a tuition fee. Some parents may face difficulties in affording these fees. In this article, we will focus on the USA laws and how children can get free education. We will also tell you whether your children are eligible to get free education.
The government observed that many children were unable to get an education in a hassle-free fashion due to tuition fees. For such students, the NCLB (No Child Left Behind) law was created. Hundreds of thousands of children in the USA are currently eligible to get free education under this law. However, only 15% of them are availing this fantastic opportunity to stop worrying about school fees. It is mainly due to a lack of awareness about this law. It is possible that your child may also fall under this category. The question that presents itself at this stage is how you can tell if your child is eligible for this program?
Is your child eligible for free education?
Firstly, it is the duty of the district you live in to inform you about this program. This information is also available with the Department of Education of whatever state you live in. However, you can assess the eligibility of your child based on some basic criteria as well. Your child is eligible for this program if he/she gets free or lower-cost lunch. Also, if your child attends a Title I school, he/she is eligible for free education under this program. Title I schools are the schools in localities where at least 35% of the populace falls in the category of low income. If your child qualifies, he/she can get free education from different for-profit as well as not-for-profit organizations. These organizations are approved by the State government. You can find a list of these approved organizations from the Department of Education of your state.
Thousands of children from all across the USA are benefiting from this law presently. Your child can become one of them, too, to start getting free education. However, you need to factor in some considerations as well. Due to the boom created by NCLB law, there has been a major boom in this industry. Some sub-standard tutors have also entered the market to provide services. Hence, as a parent, you will need to make sure that your child is getting a good tutor. Once you have selected a tutor, you can get in contact with the district. They will then pay the tuition fee on your behalf.