Fees & Fee Reduction


The cost of each after-school, intensive tutoring session is $30.  This price covers the individualized, 75-minute tutoring session with a certified teacher who is training to become a literacy specialist. All graduate student clinicians have completed their content-level, literacy specialist coursework and are tutoring in CLaRI as experiential learning. Their lesson plans and instruction are overseen by University at Buffalo literacy faculty who have a Ph.D. in liteacy.

Financial assistance is available for the after-school, intensive tutoring program. Please see below for more detailed information. Tuition per child, without financial assistance for the spring 2023 semester, is as follows:

January $30   (1 session)
February $180 (6 sessions)
March $270 (9 sessions)
April $150  (5 sessions)


CLaRI, the Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction, is a community resource committed to education for all children regardless of their socioeconomic, linguistic, cultural, religious, racial, or ethnic background. As such, we offer financial assistance to families that cannot afford to pay the full amount of fall/spring intensive, after-school tutoring tuition. Financial assistance is not available for diagnostic evaluations, Saturday Morning tutoring, or Summer Tutoring.  

CLaRI is able to extend financial assistance for up to 25% of the families attending after-school, intensive tutoring.  CLaRI is only able to provide financial assistance to a qualifying family for one semester of after-school, intensive tutoring.  

Families with a total income that does not qualify for fee reduction, but facing a financial hardship (e.g., lose of parent income, a child in the family has a disability that requires a lot of medical attention, parent has a disability that requires a lot of medical attention) may also apply for fee reduction. Please contact Dr. Ashlee Campbell, the Associate Director (716-645-1058), with questions regarding financial hardship.

To apply for fee reduction, please complete the Application for Fee Reduction form and submit proof of household income (i.e., income of all adults living in the home) for the most recent year (e.g., W2 form(s), paycheck stub(s) for one month, Fixed Income Statement, Student Grant information, or Office of Public Assistance benefit printout) or a letter explaining your financial hardship. All relevant information will be taken into consideration and kept confidential. Applications without proof of family income or letter explaining financial hardship will not be processed for fee reduction. Fee reduction applications, along with all necessary paperwork, must be current.

Fee reduction paperwork can be submitted to CLaRI in one of three ways: