Florida’s K-12 Scholarship Program
The state of Florida has one the most extensive scholarship programs in the country to help families pay for private school tuition. Florida currently has 5 different scholarships that will pay for your child to attend a private school. Below is a quick summary of each scholarship.
- McKay Scholarship: This scholarship is for children who have an IEP or 504 plan. This scholarship starts at about $6,000 per year and can increase based on the amount of services a child receives.
- Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship: This is an income-based scholarship (foster kids also qualify) that pays about $6,500 – $7,000 per school year.
- Family Empowerment Scholarship: This is another income-based scholarship (foster kids also qualify) that pays the same as the FTC scholarship, but has a higher income limit.
- Gardiner Scholarship: This scholarship is for children with specific disabilities. The average Gardiner scholarship is about $10,000 per year.
- Hope Scholarship: This scholarship is for children who had a qualifying incident at a public school causing them to no longer feel safe at their public school. This scholarship provides money for a family to transfer their child to a private school where they are safe. This scholarship pays the same as the FTC scholarship.
If you would like more information on these scholarships, you can request the full Florida K – 12 scholarship guide (the full guide includes links where to apply and more detailed scholarship information) or request a meeting with a school administrator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your requests.