EdChoice Scholarship Program updates
Nearly 17,000 Ohio students who previously attended persistently under-performing public schools received an EdChoice Scholarship to attend a participating chartered nonpublic school for the 2013-2014 school year.
EdChoice pays either the maximum scholarship amount or the private school’s tuition amount, whichever is less. Students in grades K-8 could receive up to $4,250 and for students in grades 9-12 up to $5,000 in funding this school year.
EdChoice Expansion Scholarships: House Bill 59, signed into law by Governor Kasich on June 30, included a provision to expand the current EdChoice Scholarship Program to provide scholarships to incoming kindergarten students of families with a household income at or below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines. Up to 2,000 income-based expansion scholarships are available each year.
Students who receive the income-based expansion scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year can renew the scholarship in subsequent school years through grade 12 as long as their family income does not exceed 400 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. For a student whose family income rises above 200 percent, the scholarship award will be reduced at the time of renewal.
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