The application window for the 2023-2024 Traditional EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion Scholarship programs is open. It will remain open through June 30th, 2024.
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.
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 $6165 for grades K–8 and $8407 for grades 9-12.
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.
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 eligible to enter kindergarten in fall of 2023 (and who will be 5 years old by January 1, 2024) who would be assigned to EdChoice public school buildings;
- Incoming 9th-12th graders who would be assigned to EdChoice public school buildings regardless of where they attended school the previous year;
- Students whose sibling received a traditional EdChoice Scholarship in the preceding year;
- Students entering grades K-6 who would be assigned to EdChoice public school buildings regardless of where they attended school the previous year;
- Students who previously received an Autism or Jon Peterson Scholarship but no longer 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.
Students who do not meet any of the preceding eligibility criteria are eligible for the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship if they meet the following criteria:
- Student does not live in the Cleveland Municipal School District; and
- Submit household income for verification.
Last Modified: 9/22/2023 4:29:23 PM