Deadlines & Critical Dates

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Income-based Scholarship

NEW FAMILIES: If you are a new family interested in the income-based scholarship for the 2017-18 school year, please click here to sign up for our interest list to receive updates on when you may apply. We expect to begin accepting new applications in late winter/early spring.

RENEWAL FAMILIES: We are now accepting applications for renewal families for the 2017-2018 school year! To begin your 2017-18 application or to submit any supporting documents for the 2016-17 school year, please click here and select the appropriate school year from the drop-down. Please note: In previous years you may not have been required to submit documents for eligibility determination. However, changes in processing this year will require that you submit documents for your student(s) eligibility determination. Applications are processed in order once the online portion has been completed and required documents are received.

If you have forgotten your password, please see the “Forgot Password” link for assistance.

Children in foster care or in out-of-home care may apply year round.

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Special Needs Scholarship

PLANNING AHEAD: If you are a new family interested in the scholarship for children with certain special needs for the 2017-18 school year, please click here to sign up for our interest list to be notified when we begin accepting applications.

RENEWAL FAMILIES: If your child is using a Step Up Gardiner Scholarship for the 2016-17 school year, click here to apply for the 2017-18 school year or to access your account using your existing user name and password. If you have forgotten the password, click the “Forgot Password” link for assistance. Before beginning your application, please be sure to select the appropriate school year from the dropdown menu.

NEW FAMILIES: We continue to accept applications from new families for the Gardiner Scholarship for the 2016-17 school year. All applicants must have an active email address to create an online application.

First-time applicants, please click here to begin your application.

Please note: If you are an applicant who

  • has applied for the Gardiner Scholarship (previously known as PLSA) with Step Up in a previous year or
  • has started an application for the 2016-17 school year, but need to access your account to submit documents, check status and more, please click here to login using your existing user name and password. If you have forgotten the password, please see the “Forgot
    Password” link for assistance.

Applications are processed in the order they are received and scholarships are awarded with priority given to renewal families.

PARENT HANDBOOK: Click here to view the Parent Handbook.

PROVIDER HANDBOOK: Click here to view the Provider Handbook.

PREAPPROVED EXPENSES: Click here to see a list of Preapproved Expenses.

SCHOOL PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

PRIVATE SCHOOL TUITION AND FEES TEMPLATE

FULL TIME TUTOR AGREEMENT