EdChoice Scholarship

Important Updates

2023-2024 School year

The application window for Traditional EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion is currently open for the 2023-2024 school year through June 30th, 2024. 

2024-2025 school year 

As of Feb. 1, 2024, the application window for Traditional EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion is currently open for the 2024-2025 school year through June 30th, 2025. 
 

NOTE: If you are experiencing issues accessing the EdChoice Income Verification System in OH|ID, you may use this link to access the application system. You will need to have an existing OH|ID account for the link to work. 

If you do not have an existing OH|ID, you may create an account and login using the Open My Apps button on the Portal Help page. After you login, under Web Systems, click Application Request. Change the Application to Income Verification in the dropdown box and click submit*. After a moment your screen should reload with access to the Income Verification tile. 

*If the dropdown box under Membership Requested is blank or does not let you move forward, first request Scholarship under Application and then request Income Verification.

 

General Overview

The Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program provides students from designated public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The program also provides students who are entering kindergarten through 12th grade scholarship opportunities based on their household income level.

The scholarship amount is $6166 for grades K–8 and $8408 for grades 9-12.

Income Verification

The Department uses an online Scholarship Income Verification System. The system is available for families to enter and submit their income information electronically to the Office of Nonpublic Educational Options for verification. Parents are able to enter household member information, income information and upload supporting income documents directly into the online system. More detailed instructions can be found under EdChoice Resources.

Eligibility

The following students are eligible to apply for a Traditional EdChoice Scholarship: 

  • Those enrolled in and attending EdChoice public school buildings in their districts of residence;
  • Students enrolled in and attending community schools who would otherwise be assigned to EdChoice public school buildings;
  • Students enrolled in and attending public schools in their districts of residence who would be assigned to EdChoice public school buildings for the upcoming year;
  • Students enrolling in Ohio schools for the first time who would be assigned to EdChoice public school buildings; 
  • Students whose sibling received a traditional EdChoice Scholarship in the precedingyear;
  • Students entering grades K-12 who would be assigned to EdChoice public schoolbuildings regardless of where they attended school the previous year; 
  • Students who previously received an Autism or Jon Peterson Scholarship but nolonger qualify because they no longer need special education services; 
  • Students who are foster children; 
  • Students who reside in a certified foster home; 
  • Students placed with a guardian, legal custodian or in kinship care;
  • Students who reside in the same household as a student who was placed with a guardian, legal custodian or in kinship care for at least 45 consecutive days;
  • Students who reside in the household of another for at least 45 days and but for not living there would have been homeless; or
  • Students who reside in a household with a student who would have been homeless (see previous criteria) for at least 45 consecutive days.

Last Modified: 2/12/2024 9:43:58 AM