Must community learning centers provide services free of charge?

No.  However, programs must be equally accessible to all students targeted for services, regardless of their ability to pay.  Programs that charge fees may not prohibit any family from participating due to its financial situation.  The priority of the program to serve poor students and families could be compromised through high program fees.  Programs that opt to charge fees must offer a sliding scale of fees and scholarships for those who cannot afford the program.  Income collected from fees must be used to fund program activities specified in the grant application.

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