2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR 

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Florida Tax Credit Scholarship & The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options

Step Up For Students offers two scholarships that are based on your household’s income: the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) and the Family Empowerment Scholarship-Educational Options (FES-EO).
The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options give families a choice of financial assistance toward private school tuition and fees, or helps with transportation costs for students to attend a public school different than the one they are assigned to. 
The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options transportation option is limited to students with the greatest need.
Both scholarships are based on financial need and not how well your child does in school. The application is the same for both scholarships. We determine if you are eligible, and for which scholarship.

Enriching the lives of Florida schoolchildren through the power of education choice.

Click >>here to learn if you are eligible for a scholarship.



Give them support where they need it the most.



Feel confident knowing you have a choice in where your child learns.

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Happy Families

Hear what families have to say about the application process and experience of selecting the right school for their children. 

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"My kids are able to go to a wonderful private school thanks to Step Up. We couldn't be more grateful!"

~ Brandy M.

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What an excellent program! Let's PARENTS choose a better educational option for their children that they would not otherwise be able to, due to financial concerns. Very easy application process. You just have to print the forms necessary to complete and fax or upload it back to them. To make this slightly more user-friendly, they may want to put a button at the end of the application for parents to click on so that they can view the forms.

~ Melissa W.

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"Wonderful experiences with step up! We have been receiving the scholarship for years now and bc of them we have been able to go to a wonderful private school. We are beyond Blessed bc of step up thank you !!

~ Courtney P.

Looking for the types of scholarships we offer?

Head to our scholarships page and see the many ways we can help.

Step Up For Students Scholarships