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Every Student Deserves a Choice

*if your child has an IEP or 504 plan apply for the FES-UA scholarship, all others apply for the FES-EO. Please reach out for any support *


Scholarships for Educational Options

The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) and the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO)

Give your child access to the education that best meets their needs. These scholarships provide financial assistance for private school tuition and related costs, public school transportation and more.

Quick facts:
  • Available to Florida residents, regardless of household income, who are eligible to attend a K-12 public school.*
  • The scholarship will first pay for the cost of private school tuition and related fees or public school transportation.
  • $7,800 average amount awarded for private school scholarships for the 2023-24 school year
  • $750 minimum awarded for transportation scholarships
  • Florida students who are not full-time private nor full-time public school students now have access to the Personalized Education Program (PEP) through the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program.

*Priority will be given to families whose household income is 400% of poverty or below as outlined in the income priority guidelines.

Scholarships for Students with Unique Abilities

The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA)

Personalize the education of your child with unique abilities. This scholarship is delivered as an education savings account (ESA) that you can direct toward a combination of programs and approved providers. This includes schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology, a college savings account and more.

Quick facts:
  • Available to students age 3 through grade 12 or age 22, whichever comes first, who have a specific diagnosis
  • $10,000 average award for an FES-UA scholarship
  • Funds may be used for tuition and fees for a private school, homeschooling options, therapies, tutoring and more


Florida leads the nation in school choice options for parents with the passing of HB1 2023, every k-12 child in the state of Florida is now eligible for a private school scholarship.

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Step Up Scholarships

For more information and directions on how to fill out the forms for FES-EO & FES-UA visit the Step Up website.

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