INDIANA

The Indiana Federation for Children seeks to empower families, especially lower-income families, with the freedom to choose the best K-12 education for their children. We are a project of the American Federation for Children (AFC).

INDIANA’S SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS:

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Voucher - Choice Scholarship Program

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  • To qualify for 90% scholarship (pre-K Track only), student must be a member of a household with an annual income equal to or less than 69% of the amount to qualify for the federal free or reduced-price Lunch Program (FRL) ($33,827 for a family of four in 2021-22).

  • To qualify for the 90% scholarship (all eligibility tracks besides pre-K), student must be a member of a household with an annual income equal to or less than 100% of the amount to qualify for FRL ($49,025 for a family of four in 2021-22).

  • To qualify for the 70% scholarship (all eligibility tracks besides pre-K), student must be a member of a household with an annual income equal to or less than 125% of the amount to qualify for FRL ($61,281 for a family of four in 2021-22).

  • To qualify for the 50% scholarship (all eligibility tracks besides pre-K, continuing choice, and special education), the student must be a member of a household with an annual income equal to or less than 150% of the amount to qualify for FRL ($73,538 for a family of four in 2021-22).

  • To qualify for the 50% scholarship (continuing choice and special education tracks only), the student must be a member of a household with an annual income equal to or less than 200% of the amount to qualify for FRL ($98,050 for a family of four in 2021-22).

  • All students must satisfy the following two residence and age requirements: 
    • Have legal settlement in Indiana; and 
    • Be between the ages of five (5) and 22 no later than August 1 of the school year for which they are applying for a Choice Scholarship.
       
  • After satisfying the two residence and age requirements listed above, a student must satisfy the requirements for one of the eight eligibility tracks: 
    • Continuing Choice Scholarship Student Track 
    • Previous Choice Scholarship Student Track 
    • Previous Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) Award Track 
    • Special Education Track 
    • “F” Public School Track 
    • Two Semesters in a Public School Track 
    • Sibling Track 
    • Pre-K Track

Tax Credit Scholarship - School Scholarship Tax Credit Program

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  • Family income cannot exceed 200% of the amount required to qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program ($98,050 for a family of four in 2021-2022).

  • Student has been or is currently enrolled in a participating school.

Special Needs Education Scholarship Account

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  • Students must come from families earning no more than 300 percent of the threshold for free and reduced-price lunch (FRL) ($147,075 for a family of four in 2021–22) and have an education plan for students with special needs. Eligible plans include an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from a public school district as well as a special needs service plan from a private school. Once enrolled in the program, students remain eligible to receive Education Scholarship Accounts until they graduate or turn 22 years old.

PARENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Only use funds for qualified expenses.

  • Ensure a student’s study in the subjects of reading, grammar, mathematics, social studies and science.

  • Ensure students take the state test of the student’s grade level or the assessment determined by his or her IEP.

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Our team focuses its time and resources on supporting state-level efforts to provide low- and middle-income families with access to great schools through private school choice.

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