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Income-Based Scholarships

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The Opportunity

What can a scholarship do for my child?

With a Step Up For Students Scholarship, your K-12 student has more school options.
The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship gives families a choice of assistance toward private school tuition and fees, or helps with transportation costs for a students to attend a public school other than the one assigned. The Family Empowerment Scholarship may be used towards private school tuition and fees.

The Opportunity

What can a scholarship do for my child?

With a Step Up For Students Scholarship, your K-12 student has more school options.
The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship gives families a choice of assistance toward private school tuition and fees, or helps with transportation costs for a students to attend a public school other than the one assigned. The Family Empowerment Scholarship may be used towards private school tuition and fees.
For information on the Gardiner Scholarship for children with certain special needs, click here.

Students on the scholarship for four or more years are:

0 %
More Likely to Attend a Four-Year College
0 %
More Likely to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree
*Urban Institute

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Eligibility Requirements

Both scholarships are based on financial need and not how well your child does in school. Use the income chart to determine your family’s eligibility. See more eligibility requirements in link below.

In addition to the income requirements, students must have a birth date no later than Sept. 1, 2015 (kindergarten) or 2014 (first) to be eligible. For the Family Empowerment Scholarship, the student must be entering kindergarten or have attended a Florida public school for the 2019-20 school year to qualify.

Other factors which may help with eligibility include homelessness, foster care, receiving SNAP (food stamps), TANF, FDPIR, and free or reduce-priced lunch.

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Income Chart

Annual Maximum Gross Income Cap
Household Size PRIORITY
Funding
Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Family Empowerment Scholarship
1 $23,606 $33,176 $38,280
2 $31,894 $44,824 $51,720
3 $40,182 $56,472 $65,160
4 $48,470 $68,120 $78,600
5 $56,758 $79,768 $92,040
6 $65,046 $103,064 $105,480
7 $73,334 $103,064 $118,920
8 $81,622 $114,712 $132,360
9 $89,910 $126,360 $145,800
10 $98,198 $138,008
$159,240
11 $106,486 $149,656 $172,680
12 $114,774 $161,304 $186,120
13 $123,062 $172,952 $199,560
  Each additional member +$8,288 Each additional member +$11,648 Each additional member +$13,440

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