In the French schools abroad, it is the duty of families to pay for the education costs. Taking into consideration these costs, the public authorities have put in a grant system to aid with these costs (articles D531-45 to D531-45 of the education statute).

The grants are reserved for French children residing with their family (at least one parent) abroad, who are registered in the world record of French citizens living outside the borders of France and are on a general basis educated in a an institution coordinated by the French Ministry of Education. The grants are awarded taking into consideration different resources.