Elevate Education Savings
A family with a student who is eligible for and participates in all three of these programs could save an estimated $13,668.
Elevate’s education funding is working to reduce access barriers to education in the City of Tuscaloosa. One of these barriers is the cost. By funding pre-k, summer learning programs, and dual enrollment scholarships, Elevate saves Tuscaloosa families money.
* Alabama Childcare Market Rate Survey 2021 - The summary table on page 21 shows the mean weekly cost for a day care in Region 6 (Tuscaloosa) for a school-age child is $106. ($118/week x 39 week school year)
** The Capitol School Summer Explorations - Programs pricing information from Summer 2021 shows $500 for full-day attendance at each two-week session. ($250/week x 5 week program x 4 years of attendance)
*** Based on conversations with the admissions department at each institution regarding tuition, books, and fees costs for dual-enrolled students. ($4,066 at The University of Alabama; $2,250 at Shelton State Community College; $900 at Stillman College)