Current Families

CSFP requires scholarship recipients to renew their scholarship each year they are in the program. This process helps CSFP confirm that recipients continue to meet eligibility requirements.

Scholarship amounts may change from year to year, but will remain one of 3 flat rates: $1,200, $2,400 or $3,200.

You must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  1. You do not owe any money to the school for last year’s tuition.

  2. You are financially eligible according to CSFP income requirements. (The scale may increase slightly each year according to the rate of inflation).

  3. You must continue to reside in Philadelphia.

  4. Your child must be entering K-8th grade for the new school year.

We will send you detailed instructions about how to renew in January. Basically, you will need to:

  1. Submit new proof of income, AND

  2. Have the school fill out a new CSFP “School Commitment Form.”

Please call our office if you do not receive these instructions by the end of February.

As long as you meet the eligibility requirements, you may renew your child’s scholarship through 8th grade.

CSFP handles mid-year "holds" for students in grades K through 8 on a case-by-case basis. All approved holds expire at the start of the next school year. For example, if your child’s scholarship is placed on hold during the 2022-2023 school year, you must reactivate the scholarship for the 2023-2024 school year or forfeit the opportunity.

As long as a family does not have a balance due at the school the student is leaving, scholarships may be transferred between CSFP approved schools. Transfers may occur either during the school year or between school years.

Please note, CSFP maintains a partnership with the Independence Mission Schools in which joint scholarships are provided. If your child is receiving a scholarship that is funded through this joint partnership, your child’s scholarship may only be transferred within the Independence Mission Schools. It is your responsibility to know if your child has this type of scholarship.

If your child is transferring, please reach out to CSFP.

CSFP scholarships may be used for up to 3 children within a family, provided they attend grades K through 8. Siblings may use the family scholarship at different schools if needed.

All siblings must be entered into the lottery.