Scholarships for 
Personalized Education 
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Supporting Florida's Students Through Personalized Education

Florida students who are not full-time private or public school students can access the Personalized Education Program (PEP) through the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. This scholarship provides an educational savings account (ESA) to fund the educational needs of eligible students.

The program will serve 20,000 students in the 2023-24 school year and grow by 40,000 annually.
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Personalizing Education for Florida Students

Who Is Eligible?

Scholarships are open to any K-12 Florida residents not enrolled in full-time private or public school regardless of household income. Students must be at least age 5 by September 1st of the school year they wish to enroll.
First priority is given to families with a household income of 185% of poverty or below as outlined in the income priority guidelines, renewing students of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and/or Family Empowerment Scholarship, and children in foster care or out-of-home care.
Second priority is extended to families with a household income of 400% of poverty or below. Parents who want their students to receive priority funding because of household income must submit their income tax return to apply for a PEP scholarship.

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How Does It Work?

PEP Scholarships provide access to an education savings account (ESA) that functions like a bank account. Families direct these funds to pay for:
Instructional Material
A virtual program approved by the FLDOE

Fees for services provided by a Choice Navigator*

Contracted services provided by a public school or school district, including classes
Tuition for an eligible home education instruction program
Fees for nationally standardized norm-referenced tests and other assessments
Tuition and fees for private tutoring programs
Tuition as a private pay student at Florida Virtual School
Education at an eligible postsecondary educational institution or approved apprenticeship program
Digital materials exclusive of digital devices such as a laptop

What is Required?

Pep students must:

  • Declare a grade level, which is used to determine student eligibility and scholarship values.
  • Submit a Student Learning Plan (SLP) annually. Parents develop this customized learning plan to guide instruction for their students and address the services needed to fulfill their child’s academic needs. It does not determine what a parent can purchase with scholarship funds.
  • Annually take a state-approved national norm-referenced test and submit them to their SFO prior to renewal of scholarships for the next school year. Beginning in the 2027-28 school year, SFOs will be required to send test score results to state-approved university researchers.
  • Withdraw as a full-time public or private school student or terminate a home education program with their school district and enroll as a PEP student with Step Up For Students.

There are no specific hourly requirements for students, and parents are not required to keep a record of the number of instructional hours/days.