Ohio’s education system recognizes that every child learns differently. There is no single school environment that works for all children. The best school solution fits the needs of the child. That is why Ohio gives your family choices in education by providing scholarships that allow you to select the best solution for your child.
Ohio’s Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Education Savings Account Program
The ACE Educational Savings Account program provides qualifying families with a $500 credit that can be used to pay for a variety of enrichment activities that will accelerate learning for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is available to any student between the ages of 6 and 18 years old whose family income is at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level. Qualifying children include those who attend any Ohio public or nonpublic school or are home educated by their parents and have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home instruction.
Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship Program
These scholarships support families who want to send their children to private schools. The scholarship amount is $5,500 for elementary and middle school students. The amount for high school students is $7,500. This scholarship is for students in Ohio’s designated underperforming public schools. More than 500 Ohio private schools participate in EdChoice.
Ohio’s Income-based Scholarship Program (EdChoice Expansion)
These scholarships are for children in families with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Scholarships are available to students in select grades. More than 300 Ohio private schools participate in EdChoice Expansion Scholarship. The scholarship amount is $4,250 for elementary and middle school students. The amount for high school students is $5,000.
Ohio Scholarship Providers – Interactive Directory
The Ohio Scholarship Providers Interactive Directory contains information about every approved scholarship provider in Ohio. This directory includes nonpublic schools that participate in the Cleveland, EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion (Income-Based) Scholarships. It also includes nonpublic schools and service providers that participate in the Autism and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarships. Use this interactive map and directory to locate a scholarship provider in your area. Follow steps 1, 2 and 3 to find each organization’s location details, contact information and website. To reset, refresh the webpage.
Ohio’s Cleveland Scholarship & Tutoring Program
These scholarships are for students in Cleveland Municipal Schools District. More than 30 private schools participate in this program, and the scholarship amount is $4,250 for elementary and middle school students. The amount for high school students is $5,700.
Ohio’s Special Needs Scholarship Program
These funds provide Support services for students with identified learning needs. To be awarded a scholarship, your student must have a current IEP. The scholarship is annual, and families can receive up to $20,000. More than 200 schools and private service providers, such as therapists and agencies, accept these scholarships.
- Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship is available for any student in K-12
- Ohio’s Autism Scholarship is available for students ages 3-22 whose school has identified them as a child with autism