Financial support for the education of French students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades
This page is intended for families with children in 10th, 11th or 12th grades in one of the following establishments for French education in New York:
Lycée Français de New York (LFNY)
Lycée Franco-Américain de New York (FASNY) – Economic and Social Sciences (série ES) and Scientific (série S) High School Diploma (Baccalaureate) with International Option (OIB).
According to decree no. 2011-506 of May 9, 2011, government support for education fees are limited to the tuition rates charged by both schools in 2007/2008.
Financial support will be granted by the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE) within its budgetary limitations. It is imperative to respect the fixed date limits in section 2 in order to ensure your request will not be subject to refusal.
1 – Conditions
Family residence (parent and child) should be in the circumscription of the educational establishment.
Regularity of the family situation in regards to welfare payments in France (for family moving from France, or if one of the parents still lives there).
Tax statement on income and on the country in which taxes are to be (or not to be) paid.
Income: simple indication on the application form of last year’s gross income (of all types of income, before any deduction of any kind, for instance: social contributions, taxes…).
Situation of children:
be of French nationality
be registered at the Consulate General of France in New York as French citizens residing outside of France, as well as the parent(s) living abroad with the child(ren)
not be significantly late in their education. Exceptions may be made in specific justified situations (handicap, illness, unforeseen events hampering or interrupting education…)
attend a homologized establishment, certified by the French Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sport (see: list of establishments).
Other educational financial aids and other elements of remuneration designated for child support:
In cases in which the applicants already benefit of any kind of direct or indirect aid for the education of the their children in 10th, 11th or 12th grade (total or partial charge by employer, any employer payment of any kind of remuneration including all or part of school tuition, aid given by a local authority, a foreign country, a school…), this aid is taken into consideration prior to any decision for financial support. The same rule applies for any reductions or exonerations provided by the establishment.
For government workers and public schools, including the AEFE, family premiums and advantages are also taken into consideration in calculating the sum of the support. If these elements cover tuition fees entirely, those workers will not have access to the educational financial support.
In case educational aid covers tuition fees set by the establishments only partially, a partial financial support will be granted, corresponding to the remaining difference the family has to pay.
In general, no government support for school tuition can be granted to families enjoying support covering the entire fees.
2 – Formulating your requests
Which application form should be used?
Application form you should give in
I have children who are about to enter 10th, 11th, or 12th grades, as well as other grades, and they have already benefitted from a scholarship abroad
Request for scholarship (Demande de bourses scolaires)
All my children will be attending 10th, 11th or 12th grades, and have already benefitted from a scholarship abroad
Request for scholarship (Demande de bourses scolaires)
All my children will be attending 10th, 11th, or 12th grades, and have never benefitted from a scholarship abroad
Request for tuition support (Demande de prise en charge)
All my children will be attending 10th, 11th, or 12th grades for the first time abroad
Contact the Consulate’s Social Services – Tel: 212 606 3602
The application file must be handed in at the attended school, which will send it to the Consulate General of France in New York.
First session: for families already residing in the New York district, last date for handing in the requests for educational financial support to the schools is Tuesday, March 22, 2011 for the First Board.
Second session: last date for handing in requests for educational financial support to the schools is Friday, September 23, 2011. This is relevant to all students, be their enrollment or re-enrollment to the schools accepted or not.
According to current regulations and dispositions, any incomplete application, and any application which was not handed in within the date limits, will be rejected.
Fill out the application form for educational support provided by the school establishments or by the Consulate.
The request must be accompanied by documents certifying that the required conditions mentioned above are all met. If any document or required information is missing, the request will be rejected.
3 – Covered tuition fees
Fees that may be covered by scholarships are the following:
Annual school fees
Annual registration fees
First-time registration fees
Exam registration fees
School fees for students who attend homologized establishments outside of the AEFE network are limited by the applicable tariffs for the 2007/2008 school year. These measures are applied to all school fees granted support.
Application form for requesting educational financial support 2011/2012: