Charter School Finance

The Foundation School Program (FSP) is the primary source of funding for charter schools. The number of students attending as well as their program participation determine the amount of funding for each charter. Schools that choose to provide transportation to students receive additional state funds. Charter schools are not entitled to participate in the Instructional Facilities Allotment program or the Existing Debt Allotment program.

Background Information 

  • Charter School Funding                               (Word, 16 KB)                (PDF, 24 KB)
  • Charter School Attendance Reporting         (Word, 10 KB)                (PDF, 23 KB


Estimate of State Aid Template

The charter school estimate of state aid template is published annually by July 1. For prior year, templates, contact the Division of State Funding.

Law and Rules

State Aid and Related Reports

These reports include, but are not limited to:

Other Information (Webpage Links)



 For additional information, contact:

State Funding Division
Dina Black
(512) 463-9531