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The Franklin Special School District accepts out-of-district students on a tuition basis as program capacity is available. The tuition rates are listed below and provide an exceptional value for a high-quality education. In fact, the FSSD per pupil expenditure  (2022 TN Report Card) is #1 in the State at $17,643 compared to the state average of $10,581. 

The per-pupil expenditure measure reflects the total expenditures by the district divided by the number of students enrolled in the district. This provides insight into the size of the investment that districts are making in their students. The FSSD is #1 in the state in teacher-student ratio as well as support services personnel per student.

Williamson County Residents

If you live in Williamson County, you may apply for tuition at $2,000 annually per student. This fee takes into account the tax dollars that you pay as a county resident, but not the FSSD property tax. Families with multiple students receive a 50% discount on all students after the first student.

Outside Williamson County

If you live outside Williamson County, you may apply for tuition at a cost of $4,000 annually per student. This fee reflects uncollected tax dollars that are earmarked for education in our county and district. 

Tuition Application

Tuition applications must be submitted annually.

New Tuition Families:  Please complete the application for consideration.

  • If you are applying for your child to attend an FSSD school within the 2023-2024 school year, please contact the Central Office for the form. Applications will not be considered after March 1, 2024.
  • Applications for the 2024-2025 school year opened on February 15, 2024. Families will be notified by April 8, 2024, of placement.

Current Tuition FamiliesAn application must be submitted for reconsideration each year. In addition, please register under the Current Students tab on the Registration page after approval.

English Application


Online Payment

Once you have been notified that your application has been accepted, you may pay your tuition online. Please use the button below to pay your account.  

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