Irvine Chinese School

Income-based Tuition Reimbursement

The Irvine Chinese School supports the enrichment of students’ learning of the Chinese language and culture. The ICS offers an income-based tuition reimbursement to make this enrichment experience accessible to more families. The reimbursement is available to students enrolled in K-12 grades in the current school year. The reimbursement is $300.00/family or more.

Reimbursement guidelines:

  • Applicants may apply and re-qualify each school year.
  • Applications are approved on a first-come, first-served basis, contingent on meeting eligibility requirements.
  • Student(s) must be enrolled in grades K–12.
  • Reimbursement is awarded by May 30, directly to the applicant.

Eligibility Requirements:

Income-based tuition reimbursement


  • The student(s) achieves and maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA, verified through official Irvine Chinese School transcript or Sycamore print out of grade with teacher’s signature. (Current School year – Semester 1 report card)
  • Proof of income-based need – prior year tax return AND Two (2) most recent paystub
  • Application deadline: May 30, 2018
  • Please submit fully completed application and proof of income-based need to Grace Yin at Irvine Chinese School Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered. NO EXCEPTIONS. Any questions please contact
  • Household income meets the following federal income guidelines or other qualifications:
Poverty Guidelines for the 48 continuous states and the district of Columbia
Persons in Family/Household Poverty Guideline
1 $ 11,770
2 $ 15,930
3 $ 20,090
4 $ 24,250
5 $ 28,410
6 $ 32,570
7 $ 36,730
8 $ 40,890
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,160 for each additional person.