Calculate your School District E-Rate Budget*

How many students are in your school district?
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How many students in your school district are eligible for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)?
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Does your school district have urban or rural status?
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Rural   Urban

Don't know if your school is urban or rural? Use the urban/rural lookup tool provided by USAC. See MoreSee Less

Starting in FY2015, the FCC updated the definition of "rural" and the manner in which schools and libraries determine their urban or rural status. An individual school and library will be designated as "urban" if located in an "Urbanized Area" or "Urban Cluster" with a population of 25,000 or more as determined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Any school or library not designated "urban" will be designated as "rural" and would be eligible to receive an additional budget."

*This is the maximum amount for internal connections, not factoring any spending your district has already done against this allocation

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E-Rate discount percentage: View the discount support matrix from USAC.
E-Rate discount: Total budget * E-Rate discount percentage
Total Budget: $150 per student * total number of students
School Required to Pay: Total budget - E-Rate discount

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To plan for 5 years of network scalability and availability to transition your district to digital learning, take the next step. Find out your exact E-rate budget, assess your district's networking needs, and request a remote predictive site survey by filling in the form below to get started. Visit us at for additional resources.