AccessEd Foundation empowers low-income families in the East Bay to access community resources. We do this through pro bono educational consulting, targeted referrals to high-quality network providers, and need-based financial aid.

How can I afford the cost of tutoring for my child?

We know that tutoring is expensive, even when a provider offers a sliding scale. AccessEd never funds 100% of tuition costs; rather, we consider a student’s real needs and make up the difference between what the tuition would cost at the lowest end of the provider’s sliding scale and what is actually feasible for a family.

For example, if your student needs two hours of math tutoring per week, this will cost you, depending on the provider, around $150 per week, or $600 per month. If you can afford a family contribution of $200 per month, AccessEd will supplement the $400 difference.

AccessEd Scholarship = Cost of Tutoring – Family Contribution

We will determine a family contribution that works for you during our intake meeting. If you decide to accept a scholarship, you will be required to document your income information with basic tax and wage/salary paperwork.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Complete the online Application Form.

What happens next?

We will follow up to invite you to an in-depth consultation to determine your specific needs and the details of the scholarship.