Every Student Deserves A Choice
Step Up For Students supports Florida students and families in building a stronger future through personalized education. Our scholarships open doors with private school tuition assistance and help covering the cost of traveling to a different public shcool.
The scholarship can be used for tuition along with other related expenses such as registration, books, testing and other fees.
Who Is Eligible?
Families interested in the transportation scholarship through the FTC or FES-EO program must qualify based on household income. An example of who may qualify is a family of four with an income of up to $111,000.
The private school tuition assistance is available, regardless of income, to:
- Siblings of students participating in the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA)
- Dependent children of an active member of the United States Armed Forces, including reservists. Includes members of the Army, Navy, Airforce, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Space Force.
- Dependent children of law enforcement officers
- Children in foster care or out-of-home care
- Homeless children
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How Does It Work?
Apply for the scholarship through Step Up For Students. If approved, choose a private school scholarship or a transportation scholarship.
Private School Scholarship
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Transportation scholarships are worth $750 and help with the cost of attending a public school other than the one to which a student has been assigned.
Once awarded a scholarship, please follow the instructions on your award letter to notify us that you will be using the transportation scholarship option. Familes will be required to provide a report card or progress report quarterly to confirm the student’s attendance and receive payment that is sent directly to families.
Documents you will need to apply
- Pay stubs from the 30 consecutive days closest to when you submit your application.
- Proof of residency for all members in the household such as health insurance, Medicaid, income documentation, utility bills, court custody documents, or residential lease listing household members.
- Any other sources of income such as unemployment benefits, social security benefits, or child support benefits.
- Driver’s license or passport for primary and secondary parents.
Stepping Up To Success
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