Benjamin Franklin High School

Course and Class Fees

Class and course fees individual to your child may be accessed through PowerSchool under MBA Student Fees. You may pay them online here. If you have trouble accessing PowerSchool, please email Tina Shariff
Class fees are costs associated with items that are purchased for the entire student body and/or specific to a particular grade level such as:
  • School ID and lanyard*
  • Student agenda (9th graders)
  • Yearbook
  • Riverbend Review literary magazine
  • Extracurricular events (student admission to regular season home games and plays)

  • Franklin Parent Association membership (primarily funds after-school tutoring program)
  • Spirit Week activities and class T-shirt
  • Technology fee (access to computers and 200 copies on printers/copiers)
  • *One ID is issued per year. If lost, replacements must be purchased in the Front Office
Class fees are specific to each student’s schedule and include consumable materials such as workbooks, novels, lab fees, art supplies, and costs associated with the Advanced Placement program when taking an AP class. These supplemental materials enable us to offer the more rigorous Franklin curriculum, which is over and beyond the minimum public education the state of Louisiana requires. ​


We accept payments via cash, check, or credit card. You may elect to make a payment in full or make partial payments throughout the year. If you elect partial payments, all we ask is that the balance is paid by April 30, 2021. Therefore, you determine the amount and frequency of payments that best fits your family.
  • Cash/checks payments may be dropped off to the Front Office in an envelope with your child’s name and student ID number, which can be found in PowerSchool. A box for envelopes containing checks will be at the front desk. Please hand the envelopes with cash payments to the Front Office staff.
  • Checks may be mailed to the school and put to the attention of the Business Office. Please remember to include your child’s name and student ID number, which can be found in PowerSchool.
  • Credit card payments – You can create an account through e-Funds for Schools, our new payment portal linked to PowerSchool.

Fee Waiver

Families may request financial assistance based on need. Please complete this form to request assistance. The school also asks that all families who request assistance complete the School Lunch Application. Assistance determinations are not based solely on Free/Reduced Lunch Program qualification. We understand extenuating family circumstances may arise in which financial assistance may need to be requested even if families do not qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch status. ​