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State Education Aid / Funding Formula

The state of Rhode Island provides direct financial support to public schools and public school students through state aid. 

Currently, state aid consists of:

  • formula aid distributed to LEAs, including school districts and charter schools;
  • categorical funding outside of the distributed aid; and
  • funds distributed to districts once a year for specific purposes, e.g., a per pupil amount to each school district for each group home bed licensed in the district, reimbursements for providing textbooks to non-public schools and a partial subsidy for school breakfast meals served.

Funding Formula Distribution

FY 2019 AID

FY 19 Requested Education Aid (10/3/2017)*

* For planning purposes only; these numbers will change before final enactment.  These figures will be updated for March 2018 ADM figures and for Governor and General Assembly actions.

FY 2018 AID

FY 18 Enacted Education Aid Entitlements (8/4/2017)

FY 18 Education Aid Payment File (8/4/2017)

FY 18 Local Tuition Rates (5/16/2017)


FY 2017 AID


FY 17 Enacted Education Aid Entitlements (6/17/16)

FY 17 Education Aid Payment File (6/17/16)


FY 2016 AID


FY 16 Enacted Education Aid Entitlements (6/23/15)

FY 16 Education Aid Payment File (6/23/15)


FY 2015 AID


FY 15 Enacted Education Aid Entitlements (6/16/14)

FY 15 Education Aid Payment File (6/16/14)


FY 17 Education Aid Payment File (6/17/16)
FY 17 Education Aid Payment File (6/17/16)

Funding Formula Supporting Calculations and Documents