Support Florida Students as a Reading Program Partner

Provide Your Services 
to Help Reading Scholarship Students

The New Worlds Reading Scholarship provides access to resources for K-5 public school students who are struggling readers. As an approved part-time tutor or fee-based after-school or summer reading program provider, you can receive payment directly from us for the services provided to eligible scholarship students.

Reading scholarships are available to qualified students based on their reading performance. The program provides parents with access to education savings accounts, worth $500 each, to pay for tuition and fees related to part-time tutoring in reading, summer and afterschool programs designed to improve reading or literacy skills, instructional materials, which includes limited technology, or curriculum related to reading and literacy.

Partner as an after-school or Summer Reading Program

Partner as part-time Tutor

You will receive a confirmation email within 24-48 hours from a Step Up For Students Service Ambassador.  For more, see the New Worlds Reading Scholarship Accounts Handbook.

Before enrolling an eligible student in your program, request a copy of each student’s eligibility confirmation letter of funding provided to the family by Step Up For Students and be sure to have each parent complete Payment Authorization for your services. Reading families with funds remaining in their student’s account will be regularly emailed a link to our Payment Authorization tool and will be able to select their provider from an easy-to-use drop-down list, complete the form, and authorize payment electronically. Parents can also contact Step Up For Students to request a new link.

Parents are instructed to send their provider proof of completion once they have authorized payment. Inform the parent that you will seek payment from them directly if you do not have payment authorization.

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How do I receive payment for reading services rendered?

Submit your invoice here. Upon receipt of the invoice, Step Up For Students will confirm scholarship eligibility and scholarship account balance.

Payments will be made directly to you by check on a bi-monthly basis for all validated students.

If you do not wish to set up direct pay with Step Up For Students but you still plan to provide your services to Reading Scholarship recipients, please provide your clients with this form to help with their reimbursement.