Income-Based Scholarship Program

Program Information

  • V
  • Program Type: Voucher Program, Means Tested

Student Participation

  • Family income below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines ($50,200 for family of four in 2018) for initial eligibility. Scholarships are renewable through graduation
  • If, upon renewal, a student’s family income has increased and is between 200% and 400% of federal poverty guidelines ($50,200 to $100,400 for family of four in 2018), the student remains eligible and may receive a partial scholarship
  • Student must not be eligible for the Educational Choice Scholarship Program or the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program
  • For the 2018-19 school year, only students entering grades K-5 are eligible. For each subsequent school year, the next grade level of students will also be eligible
  • Be registered to participate and chartered by the state
  • Meet state standards for chartered nonpublic schools
  • Comply with state laws regarding nondiscrimination and health and safety codes
  • Conduct background checks on teachers and staff working with children
  • Administer state tests; test results are published on the Ohio Department of Education website
  • Principal must be licensed by the State of Ohio, Office of Education Licensure

Data Update

Schools Participating
485
2017 Expenditures
$31,021,124

Financial

Scholarship Cap
- Whichever is less:
-- Tuition
-- $4,650
-If the renewal student’s family income is above 200% and at or below 300% of the federal poverty guidelines ($50,200-$75,300 for family of four in 2018), the student will receive a scholarship in the amount of 75% of the full scholarship amount
- If the renewal student’s family income is above 300% and at or below 400% of the federal poverty guidelines ($75,300-$100,400 for family of four in 2018), the student will receive a scholarship in the amount of 50% of the full scholarship amount
Enrollment Cap
- Limited by funding
Program Funding
- $38.4 million (2018)
- $47.7 million (2019)