Step Up for Students
Step Up For Students provides scholarships for low-income Florida students and believes in equal educational opportunity.
To qualify for a Step Up For Students Scholarship:
Your household must meet certain income and residency requirements. See the Step Up For Students website for full details.
AAA awards Private School Tax Credit Scholarships to eligible students from eligible households to help them attend an eligible private school of their choice. AAA scholarships assist economically-disadvantaged families to pay for tuition and fees. Certain conditions apply.
To qualify for a AAA Scholarship:
Your household must meet certain income and residency requirements. See the AAA Scholarship website for full details.
The Hope Scholarship is for students in grades kindergarten through 12 who are enrolled in a Florida public school and have been bullied, harassed, assaulted, threatened, and or other violent acts to transfer to another public school or enroll in an approved private school.
Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, a student enrolled in a Florida public school in kindergarten through grade 12 who has been subjected to an incident of battery; harassment; hazing; bullying; kidnapping; simple battery; robbery; sexual offenses, sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual battery; threat or intimidation; or fighting at school the opportunity to transfer to another public school with capacity or enroll in an approved private school under the Hope Scholarship. Incidents reported may be investigated at the district level, however, there does not have to be substantiation on the part of the district to offer a transfer to another public school with the capacity or the ability for the student to move to an eligible private school on scholarship.
Guardian Angel Program
A goal of Faith Christian Academy is to provide a Christian education for every potential student that desires it.
To qualify for the Guardian Angel Program financial aid:
Your household must meet certain requirements. Family awards are issued on an “adjusted gross income basis,” dependent on household size, medical bills, charitable contributions, among other criteria.
Family Empowerment Scholarship
Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options
This branch of scholarship eligibility is based on family income and provides the option for K-12 students to attend a participating private school. Families apply through one of the approved scholarship funding organizations (SFO), which is responsible for determining and distributing funding to private schools. FES EO also offers families of eligible students the option to receive a $750 scholarship to provide transportation to a public school different from the school to which the student was assigned.
Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities
This branch of the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program is designed to offer families of students with disabilities, as young as 3 years of age, access to additional education options. Families may choose to enroll their student in another public school, or they may take the opportunity to receive a personal education savings account (ESA) for their student. With an ESA, parents receive a deposit of public funds into government-authorized savings accounts with restricted, but multiple uses. An ESA can be used to fund not only items such as private school tuition and fees, but also online learning programs, private tutoring, community college costs, higher education expenses and other approved customized learning services and materials. Families apply and annually renew for participation in FES UA through one of the approved SFOs, which are responsible for determining eligibility, awarding and distributing funding to eligible student accounts, and approving eligible expenditures.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in applying for either branch of the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program, please contact one of the two scholarship funding organizations that administer these programs: