The application windows for Ohio’s EdChoice, Income-Based (EdChoice Expansion) and Cleveland scholarship programs are now open. Families can begin applying today for a scholarship for the 2018-19 school year. The deadline to apply for these programs is April 30, 2018.
To apply for one of these scholarships, eligible students must first go through the admissions process at the participating private school of their choice. Once the student is accepted, the family will work with the participating private school to complete the scholarship application, and the school will submit the application on the family’s behalf.
Cleveland Scholarships are available for students who live within the boundaries of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The scholarships are to be used toward tuition at the participating private school of the family’s choice. Scholarships are worth up to $4,650 for students in grades K-8 and up to $6,000 for high school students.
EdChoice Scholarships are available to students who are attending, entering or assigned to attend an EdChoice-designated underperforming public school. The scholarships are worth up to $4,650 per year for students in grades K-8 and up to $6,000 for high school students. They are to be used toward tuition at the participating private school of the family’s choice. A second application window for the EdChoice Scholarship will open on July 1.
Income-Based (EdChoice Expansion) Scholarships are an option for students who are entering kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade in the 2018-19 school year, if their family’s income is at or below 200 percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines. The scholarships are worth up to $4,650 and are to be used toward tuition at the participating private school of the family’s choice.
Applying for one of these state-funded scholarships is just one of the many education options available in the state. Families who have questions about scholarship eligibility, the programs, or any of the education options available to Ohio students can contact School Choice Ohio’s parent information line at 1-800-673-5876.
For more information about Ohio’s scholarship programs or the wide variety of education options available to Ohio students, visit www.scohio.org.