Transportation Stipend for Public School

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Florida offers a wide variety of educational options within the public school system, including magnet schools with specific themes, charter schools with unique approaches, and other innovative models.

Every child has unique needs and sometimes the best school may be one other than the one he/she is assigned. To support the transportation costs associated with traveling to a different public school than the one the student has been assigned, families of K-8 students can benefit from a transportation stipend of $750.

Bridging the Gap: Supporting Students Through Transportation Stipends

Easy to Apply: Families can easily apply for the stipend through Step Up For Students.

Financial Assistance: $750 stipend per eligible household to help with transportation costs.

Access to Education: Enables students to attend a Florida non-virtual public school different than their assigned school.

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Who Is Eligible?

A new Transportation Stipend is now available for K-8 students in Florida to help cover the costs of transportation to any non-virtual public school they attend outside of their assigned school zone, regardless of household income. Students who previously benefited from a Transportation Scholarship in the 2023-2024 school year will be given preference for this stipend.

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How Does It Work?

The new Transportation Stipend goes into effect on July 1, 2024, and applications for the 2024-25 school year will be available in the fall. Priority to receive the transportation stipend will be given to students who received a Transportation Scholarship during the 2023-24 school year.

New families interested in the stipend can fill out pre-registration form for the 2024-25 school year and will be among the first to be contacted when the application is available.

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Stepping Up To Success

“Without Step Up I don’t know if I would be able to reach the goals I’m about to reach.”

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“I’ve always felt education was No. 1 over everything, I always wanted to prove it to myself.”

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Video Library

How to create your FTC/FES-EO account
How to complete an FTC/FES-EO application
Document checklist for FTC/FES-EO applications