Price of An NFA Education

1. (2016-17) Average Cost Per NFA Student – Based upon NFA’s Oct. 1, 2016, Tuition Invoice

This year’s real costs for districts are typical. The average tuition figures below are determined by dividing the invoiced total of all tuitions (general education, special education, and specialty programs) divided by the number of students for each Partner district attending NFA as recorded on the official census, October 1, 2016.

Bozrah $13,510 / pupil
Canterbury $13,152 / pupil
Franklin $12,854 / pupil
Lisbon $13,192 / pupil
Norwich $14,162 / pupil
Preston $13,067 / pupil
Sprague $13,064 / pupil
Voluntown $13,277 / pupil

2. Data from the Connectictut State Department of Education

(2014 -15) Audited SDE Per Pupil Expenditure - pre K-8 Costs

Bozrah $18,588 / pupil
Canterbury $18,207 / pupil
Franklin $16,949 / pupil
Lisbon $16,762 / pupil
Norwich $15,575 / pupil
Preston $19,785 / pupil
Sprague $13,763 / pupil
Voluntown $15,663 / pupil

3. Data from the Connectictut State Department of Education

(2015-16) SDE Net Current Expenditures per Pupil (NCEP)

Bozrah $17,519 / pupil
Canterbury $17,525 / pupil
Franklin $15,319 / pupil
Lisbon $17,042 / pupil
Norwich $16,260 / pupil
Preston $16,613 / pupil
Sprague $13,555 / pupil
Voluntown $19,440 / pupil

4. Data from the Connectictut State Department of Education (2015-16) State Average 9-12 per pupil costs:

$15,934

This per student cost comparison demonstrates the value proposition of the NFA experience to NFA’s Partner Communities. The 2016-2017 NFA average per student cost compared with the reported SDE measures (PreK-8 PPE and NCEP) clearly demonstrates that the cost of NFA is less than the cost of NFA’s Partner Districts to deliver their PreK-8 programs.