New families can now apply through Step Up For Students for the income-based Florida Tax Credit Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year.
Please note that the priority processing deadline for Renewal families has passed meaning all applications are now processed on a first-come, first-served basis in the order all documents are received, regardless of family scholarship status. Please encourage your families to apply as soon as possible as funding is limited. Additionally, Florida Statute requires Step Up For Students to give priority to lower income families. If a new family’s income is found to be greater than 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, their student(s) will be placed on a waiting list.
• All applicants must have an active e-mail address to create an online application. If an applicant created an account in the past, the same email address should be used to apply for the 2019-20 school year.
• Parents can upload documents immediately to their online application. They can also submit required documents via fax.
• Schools MAY NOT ask for, or require, a parent to provide their username or password in order to access the student’s scholarship account.
This message does not apply to the Gardiner Scholarship Program for children with certain special needs or the Hope Scholarship for students who are bullied.
Good news! Renewal families can now apply for a scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. Renewal families will have a processing priority until December 31, 2017.
We are excited to introduce you to our new On-Line Application system. This system was created with you (our families) in mind. This system is mobile device friendly. We hope that you will find this application system easier to use and to upload your required documents. For assistance with your new application, please view our new online tutorial video:
Step Up For Students
This message does not apply to the Gardiner Scholarship Program for children with certain special needs.
Step Up for Students:
Step Up for Students FTC applications are now open for both new and renewal families for the 2017-2018 school year. The deadline to apply for the Step Up for Students scholarship is May 1st. They have already awarded 70,000 scholarships for next year, and expect to award 105,000, so apply ASAP.
Please be aware – they do give priority to lower-income families, but they have begun awarding scholarships to families with higher income levels, so go ahead and apply – all they can do is say no.
Gardiner Scholarship for Students with Disabilities (PLSA):
Applications are open for both new and renewal families for the 2017-18 school year. They anticipate funding at least 7,000 students next year with the hope of serving significantly more depending on the outcome of this year’s legislation. The deadline to apply and receive 100% of the award amount is August 1, 2017. For those currently on the scholarship, reimbursement turnaround is averaging five days.
To complete your application, you can go to https://www.stepupforstudents.org/logins/