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Pre-K Income Eligibility Guidelines

Maryland State Department of Education requires that the Pre-K program be made available ​first ​to children who are homeless, in foster care or whose families meet up to 185% of the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.

Posted guidelines are valid through June 30, 2021. Updated guidelines will be posted July 1, 2021. Eligibility is determined based on guidelines posted at time of application.

185% of the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines
(July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)

Household Size: 1

Year: $23,606

Month: $1,968

Household Size: 2

Year: $31,894

Month: $2,658

Household Size: 3

Year: $40,182

Month: $3,349

Household Size: 4

Year: $48,470

Month: $4,040

Household Size: 5

Year: $56,758

Month: $4,730

Household Size: 6

Year: $65,046

Month: $5,421

Household Size: 7

Year: $73,334

Month: $6,112

Household Size: 8

Year: $81,622

Month: $6,802

*For each additional family member add:

Year: +8,288

Month: + $691

When space allows, household incomes up to 300% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines may be considered.

300% of Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines
(July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)

Household Size: 1

Year: $38,280

Month: $3,190

Household Size: 2

Year: $50,720

Month: $4,310

Household Size: 3

Year: $65,160

Month: $5,430

Household Size: 4

Year: $78,600

Month: $6,550

Household Size: 5

Year: $92,040

Month: $7,670

Household Size: 6

Year: $105,480

Month: $8,790

Household Size: 7

Year: $118,920

Month: $9,910

Household Size: 8

Year: $132,360

Month: $11,030

*For each additional family member add:

Year: +$13,440

Month: + $1,120