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Low Income Tuition Credit


 

Irvine Chinese School PTO Income-based Tuition Reimbursement

The Irvine Chinese School Parent Teacher Organization (ICS PTO) supports the enrichment of students’ learning of the Chinese language and culture. The ICS PTO offers an income-based tuition reimbursement to make this enrichment experience accessible to more families. The reimbursement is available to students enrolled in K-12 grades in the current school year. The reimbursement is $300.00/family.

Reimbursement guidelines:

  • Applicants may apply and re-qualify each school year
  • Applications are approved on a first-come, first-served basis, contingent on meeting eligibility requirements. We have 5 spots allocated for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Student(s) must be enrolled in grades K–12.
  • Reimbursement is awarded by May 15, directly to the applicant.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The student(s) achieves and maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA, verified through official Irvine Chinese School transcript or Sycamore print out of grade with teacher’s signature.
    (Current School year - Semester 1 report card)
  • Household income meets the following federal income guidelines:
Persons in Family/Household Poverty Guideline
1 $11,770
2 $15,930
3 $20,090
4 $24,250
5 $28,410
6 $32,570
7 $36,730
8 $40,890
*Poverty Guidelines for the 48 continuous states and the district of Columbia
*For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,160 for each additional person.

Deadline:

  1. Application open period: February 1 – March 15 of current school year.
  2. Application deadline:
    1. Part A: Submit Completed Application - Deadline March 15 of current school year
        Eligibility Requirement:
      • Fully completed application, AND
      • Official Irvine Chinese School transcript or Sycamore print out of grade with current
    2. Part B: Submit Proof of Income-based Need – Deadline April 15 of current school year
        Eligibility Requirement:
      • Proof of income-based need – prior year tax return AND
      • Two (2) most recent paystub

Reimbursement Award Process:

The applications will be reviewed and recipients will be selected based on the order the applications were received and contingent on meeting eligibility requirements. The reimbursement will be awarded by May 15 of the current school year.

Questions/Contact:

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Board Members: Treasurer (pto_treasure@sccca.us) and Secretary (pto_secretary@sccca.us)
School Staff: Grace Yin (gyin@sccca.us)