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The National Friends Education Fund (NFEF), administered by Friends Council on Education, provides tuition aid to support Quaker children in Friends schools across the country. The fund aims to increase the ability of Quaker families to afford to send their children to Friends schools.
Friends schools value the presence and active participation of their Quaker families; and Quaker families, likewise, value the institutional missions and commitments of Friends schools. For this reason Friends Council on Education joins the efforts of families, schools, and Monthly Meetings to provide tuition assistance for Quaker families who demonstrate need.
For Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Friends (PYM) in PYM Friends Schools
Eligibility: Grants are available to children of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) members in grades K- 12 at PYM Friends schools where families meet financial need standards as determined by the school, based on criteria adjusted by FEF/PYM standards; and at least one parent of a prospective student has been a member of a Monthly Meeting for a full year prior to the supported year. ”Formerly named "Friends Education Fund."
For Friends beyond the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Area
Eligibility: For Friends schools beyond the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Area, grants are available
to children, grades K-12, of members of Monthly Meetings beyond the Philadelphia Yearly
Meeting area and who are new to the school or have previously received a NEQC Pilot Program
award. Families must meet financial need standards as determined by the school and at least
one parent of a prospective student has been a member of a Monthly Meeting for a full year
prior to the supported year.