SOUTH CAROLINA

The South Carolina 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.

SOUTH CAROLINA’S SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS:

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Tax Credit Scholarship - Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  • Student must be designated by the South Carolina Department of Education as meeting the federal definition of a “child with a disability” (34 C.F.R. §300.8).

Tuition Tax Credit - Refundable Tuition Credit for Exceptional Needs Children

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

Student must:

  • Be designated by the South Carolina Department of Education as meeting the federal definitions of a “child with a disability” (34 C.F.R. §300.8); or

  • Be diagnosed within the last three years by a licensed speech-language pathologist, psychiatrist, or medical, mental health, psychoeducational or other comparable licensed health care provider as having a neurodevelopmental disorder; a substantial sensory or physical impairment, such as being deaf or blind or having an orthopedic disability; or some other disability or acute or chronic condition that significantly impedes the student’s ability to learn and succeed in school without specialized instructional and associated supports and services tailored to the child’s unique needs.

  • Be a South Carolina resident.

  • Be eligible to be enrolled in a South Carolina secondary or elementary public school at the kindergarten or later year level for the applicable school year.

SOUTH CAROLINA VOICES FOR CHOICE

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

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