Purchasing Guides

*The 2024-25 FTC/FES-EO, including PEP, Purchasing Guide is not yet available. Please check back for updates.

SFO Agreed-Upon Purchasing Guidelines Requirement

Florida state law now requires Scholarship Funding Organizations (SFOs) to prepare agreed-upon purchasing guidelines (the “guidelines”) for authorized uses of scholarship funds and to update the guidelines at least annually.

These guidelines are intended to be general in nature and to assist student’s families to remain in compliance when requesting scholarship disbursements. They are not intended to provide detailed instructions or to prescribe any particular educational programs. Because each SFO is an independent non-profit organization they each have their own policies and procedures, so it is important that you refer to your SFO’s Parent Handbook and materials for detailed information about their scholarship administration processes.

Required for the following programs:

  • Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC), including the Personalized Education Program (PEP)
  • Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO)
  • Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA)

Additional Information

For additional information, including detailed scholarship management and purchasing guidance, please refer to Step Up For Students’ program Handbooks and Purchasing Guides
2023-24 FTC/FES-EO Handbook**
2023-24 SUFS FTC/FES-EO Purchasing Guide*
2023-24 FES-UA Handbook**
2023-24 FES-UA Purchasing Guide
2024-25 FES-UA Purchasing Guide
*The 2024-25 FTC/FES-EO, including PEP, Purchasing Guide is not yet available. Please check back for updates.
**The 2024-25 FTC/FES-EO and FES-UA Handbooks are not yet available. Please check back for updates.
Read Statute s. 1002.395(6)(t)
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