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Tuition rates in the city to stay the same

Update: There are actually 62 tuition-paying students in city schools. The other 62 are children of full-time FCPS employees and do not have to pay tuition. Schools Superintendent David Melton said, in an email, that children of full-time city schools employees can send their children to city schools as part of their benefits package. There are about 3,300 students enrolled in city schools.


Fredericksburg school officials announced at Monday night’s School Board meeting that tuition rates for non-resident students will stay the same for next year.

Students who live outside the district are charged an annual tuition rate that is approved by the School Board at the end of the previous school year.

The rates are $3,630 for each of the first two children, and $1,815 for each additional child.

For children of city employees, the rates are $363 for the first child and $181.50 for each additional child.

As of March 31, there were 124 tuition students in the division.

There are 26 at Hugh Mercer, 16 at Lafayette Upper Elementary, 23 at Walker-Grant, and 59 at James Monroe.

Of those, 53 students pay full tuition, nine pay a reduced rate, and 62 are not charged.

There are 77 students residing in Spotsylvania, 16 in Stafford, 20 in Caroline, three in King George, one in Colonial Beach, and seven in Orange County.